The General Overseer, The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, has said that although his plan was to be ‘the youngest Vice Chancellor Africa had ever known’, God made him a preacher.
Concise News reports that the respected cleric went to the University of Nigeria (UNN) in Nsukka but because of the Nigeria Civil War, he completed his first degree in the University of Lagos (UNILAG) graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics in 1967.
In 1975, Adeboye obtained a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from the UNILAG. He holds a position as Professor of Mathematics at the institution.
For several days in October, the 77-year-old was overseas, preaching and praying.
Most recently, he was in Manchester in the United Kingdom (UK) and Ireland.
Before then, he visited Russia – the country of Orthodox Christians – and the United Arab Emirates.
Pastor Adeboye was earlier, on October 18, in Manchester for the RCCG Festival of Life in The Midlands and North of England.
According to the transcription of his sermon by the Discovery Media Crew, Pastor Adeboye spoke at length about purpose.
According to him: “God never created anybody without a purpose.”
Using a personal testimony, he said: “I had my own plans; I thought I was going to become the youngest Vice Chancellor Africa had ever known; that was what I wanted to be.
“But the Purpose of God for my life was different. He allowed me to study Mathematics for many years and then He blocked my way and said: “I want you to be a Preacher.”
“As a Vice Chancellor, I would have been a blessing to a University; as a Preacher, by the Grace of God, I am a Blessing to the world.”
“God never created anybody without a Purpose. You were not born as an accident; you came into this world for a purpose.
“The sad thing however is that many people believed that they came into this world without a purpose.
“So, they lived and died without fulfilling their purpose.
“The purpose God has for your life is a good one, according to Jeremiah 29:11.
“He said that: I know the thoughts that I think towards you – thoughts of good, not of evil, to have an expected end.
“God has a purpose for our life; that purpose begins to find fulfillment the moment the Fire of God falls.”