To insist that the main reason you left your country of birth is for temporal, mundane and material pursuits is to miss the bigger picture of Mission Dei and to continue to exchange your life for fleeting worldly things of this world instead of the eternal and lasting things in God’s Kingdom. The other sad and unacceptable explanation is the notion that your physical environment limits God. The God we serve is the God of all possibilities and is not limited by time, space, and matter. Therefore, there is no socio-economic or political condition in which He cannot accomplish whatever He wants. You know extremely well that in your country of birth despite all the reasons you gave for leaving, many people are doing well if your measuring rod is material well-being. If you insist that all that prompted you was to seek for a better life, are you saying that the seven or more billion people on earth must move to the United States of America or some developed country for them to be materially well off? Don’t you see that this does not make sense and is not sustainable? Has it occurred to you that out of all the millions in your country of birth you are among the few that have “escaped” all the unfavorable conditions that prevented you from doing well? Have you thought about what will happen to those that will never leave your country of birth? All these questions are not meant to place you on a guilt trip. The questions are intended to make you think and reflect on why God saw it fit that you needed a change of location or country.
Dr. Eric Tangumonkem is a geoscientist, author, speaker, coach, professor, and an entrepreneur. He was born and raised in Cameroon, Africa. As a young adult, he migrated to the United States of America. He has a Doctorate degree in Geosciences from the University of Texas at Dallas and is a professor at Missional University, Embry Riddle, and West Hills College.
As President of IEM Approach, a premier personal growth and leadership development company, Dr. Tangumonkem’s mission is to inspire, equip, and motivate people from all walks of life to discover God’s-potential in them live it, and maximize their giftedness. To do this, the growth and development of the body, mind, and spirit MUST be in synergy. He has published several books and resources on personal growth and development and conducts public workshops, coaching, and custom training programs for companies and organizations worldwide.
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