Notable Lessons From Late Governor Ajimobi’s Death.
“Therefore l hated life because the work that was done under the sun was distressing to me, for all is vanity and grasping for the wind. Then I hated all my labour in which I had toiled under the sun, because I must leave it to the man who will come after me. And who knows whether he will be wise or a fool? Yet he will rule over all my labour in which I toiled and in which I have shown my self wise under the sun. This also is vanity.” Ecclesiaites 2:17-19. New King James Version(NKJV).
Note that the above words were written by the wisest King of his days on earth. Those words hold forever in every nation, tribe and language. So it is with late Governor lsiak Abiola Ajimobi.
On the day he was interred into the mother earth, he was only wrapped with new white clothes and was honourably left in the grave alone!
The lessons highlighted here is not peculiar to Late Governor Ajimobi; as at the time of writing this piece, I remember prominent persons who have all gone in the way of every living. People like Chiefs Obafemi Awolowo, S. L. A. Akinola, M. K. O. Abiola and so on.
Lesson one. Beautiful wife. Like people before him and those who will die as he did, every good wife is expected to outlive her husband. Meaning that “Honey” “sweetie” “MDI” will end one day. Cheif Obafemi Awolowo used to call his wife “A Jewel of inestimable value”, he left her to meet with his Lord many decades ago.
Do you think of it all that you will leave your wife (husband) to be with Lord one day? Then should she or he a cog in the wheel of your relationship with your Maker? Watch. It will be of great value to you if you know your God and serve him well together with your wife while the two of you are here on earth. If you both please Him, if you are separated here, you will one day meet in paradise as Saints of the most high God”. Although not as husband and wife. You can meet if you both reach your home in Heaven.
Lesson two: Anytime I see the late Governor’s picture, I admire him. He appeared in well made Designer outfits. They were all made for him in such a way that you will think he was born with any he puts on.
What will become of all those fine attires? Note that it is not peculiar to him. No one needs to be buried with his clothes. Where it is practised, they only waste resources because a dead person does not need such in the grave. My experience has shown that of those personal “belongings” decay in many instances. In others, they are exchanged with plastics.
Now, must you steal, kill, maim or defraud others to acquire these and other things to strain your relationship with your Maker? Should you provoke Him to anger by any means to acquire clothes, wristwatches, necklaces and so on?
Lesson three: To God be the glory, he was blessed with fleet of cars. Like people before him and so shall it be with those after him, no car was buried with him. Only God and members of his household will dictate what will become of those cars.
To you my readers, do you love to ride cars? It is not a sin. Your God can provide them if you ask Him. The question now is, “Must you allow your desire to own a car (or cars) turn you to become an enemy of God? Must you deprive others of their comfort to acquire cars? After all, you will leave them behind one day.
Lesson four: Not only this, He had other possessions, None was he able to take along on his journey of no return. Everyone will go on that journey one day and in a form.
Now, why should you allow your desire to acquire great possessions to impair your cordial relationship with God? On the day of giving an account, your acquired properties will have no value but your good deeds and what you do with them. Do you know that any of your possession can replace God in your heart if care is not taken? Note this instruction,
“You shall have no other gods before Me” Exodus 20:3.
My advice here is that you must not allow anything you own to possess you by displacing God in your heart. Ask for all you want from Him and let Him release them in His own time and way. Do not go the evil way to acquire anything.
Thank God that everyone who knows Late Ajimobi and his wife as well as their children to be very religious. Be united with your God forever. Let no one or anything come between you and God.
Stay blessed and prepared for the coming of the Lord.