Whatever profession you practice, whatever business you run – nation building is not beyond you, because it is something that runs within the list of your interests.
Nation building is the ability to redefine some status quo in the public life of a nation in a way that people become aware of them, and pursue better things that are for the common good.
It is, however, saddening, to know that some people think nation building is not part of what they are to do. Cindy Jacobs captured this explanation, properly:
Many of us, myself included, have for too long harbored a truncated view of the kingdom of God. We began by over-identifying the church with the kingdom and going on from there to imagine that our mission was to save souls and plant churches and let others worry about improving society… We are also hearing terms such as social transformation and city taking and cultural mandate and retaking dominion and ministry in the work place. We are much aware than we have been that just being good Christians and living holy lives and praying harder and worshipping fervently and tithing our income – wonderful as that all certainly is – will not by itself be enough to reform society. We need to do more of that, but we also need to go hands on into society itself, and perhaps in the process even get our hands dirty.
I will be practical, here, to say that most Christians are laid back in nation building – thinking that they are not to put themselves in that line that got to do with politics: no… there are two lines of being politicians: yours could be active participatory or it could be an observatory role.
Notwithstanding, whatever role you play – it means that you must voice against anything wrong in the system, because all that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.
We’ve long been on the sideline
Now, it is time we took up roles in building the nation that we live in: the Nigeria of our dream will not happen unless we take up participatory and/or observatory roles by deploying all available and godly means to see generations, yet unborn, freed from the scourge of anti-developmental politics.
Looking at the way that Joseph got into the political system of Egypt, we know that it was divine, and God used him to preserve lives (from different places), because – not only did the Egyptians and Jacob purchased corns from him, other nations of the world did too.
“And the famine was over all the face of the earth: and Joseph opened all the store-houses, and sold unto the Egyptians; and the famine was sore in the land of Egypt. And all countries came into Egypt to Joseph to buy grain, because the famine was sore in all the earth.” Genesis 41:56-57, ASV.
In other words, our being involved in politics should not be the drive to, only seize power (from corrupt politicians) but ‘one’ of entrenching sanctity, preservation and transfer of values (to present and unborn generations), then, our names will find their places in history!
Your background does not matter
Especially, if you are from such background in which becoming someone tangible is elusive: all you got to do is to cling unto God for His plans to be revealed to you – He knows what He got for you.
More so, you will need to equip yourself with all things necessary, like the recently sworn in Librarian President, George Weah.
Therefore, spring into action and build your nation!