[The Church Blog] So many lessons from this before and after picture of Nathaniel Bassey

Love him or hate him, his life is truly a testament of grace and how God can elevate one as long as you remain connected to His will, word and purpose for your life. Nathaniel Bassey is definitely one of the most coveted worship leaders from this part of the world. Not only does he sing excellently, he blows the trumpet too and he is good at it.

Some days back, he uploaded a picture that showed him playing the trumpet 20 years ago and him doing the same thing now. He also did not waste time in dishing out some life lessons learned from his life and sojourn as a music minister over the past 20 years.

LEFT – Over 20 years ago RIGHT – Over 20 years after. By God's special grace through His Holy Spirit, I have learnt the Art and power of FOCUS…. "…to direct your attention or effort at something specific" When I found my calling, I stuck with it. I remember a few people saying that playing the trumpet didn't sell, and wasn't trendy, BUT I STUCK WITH IT. A dear friend even suggested I did some comedy by the side since I could make people laugh, But I still stayed on my lane. Has God called you to do something, ONE THING? Stick with it. Set your eyes as a flint. Give yourself to it. While loving and following God. Then come back a few years from now and let's talk. Dear young person, Any time you feel it's taking too long, please revisit this image and be encouraged. If you can follow God wholly and just stick with that "trumpet in your hand" (your's may be something else), You will Glorify God and Impact your generation. So, Say to yourself, STICK WITH IT! – FOCUS! #STICKWITHIT – stick with it ​ "to continue doing something although it is difficult:"

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His story reminds us to be consistent regardless of what people say, to be focused and also be remain in the place of our divine calling and everything that we desire would find us there.

Nathaniel Bassey is not an overnight success. He is a combination of grit, perseverance, hardwork, focus, determination, vision and prayer.

What have you learnt from Nathaniel Bassey’s life?

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