Pastor Enoch Adeboye of the Redeemed Christian Church of God has revealed how his obedience to God prevented him from starting his own ministry.
Adeboye succeeded Pastor Josiah Olufemi Akindayomi who founded the church in 1947 and died in 1980.
Speaking to his congregation over the weekend, Adeboye recalled hoow he heard God’s voice instructing him against setting up his own ministry.
This is as he urged young pastors to ensure they hear from God before embarking similar decisions.
The clergyman said, “When every Dick and Harry will come to say, ‘we don’t want to belong to any denomination, we want to start a ministry, God told me, this is where you stay.
“I obeyed, I followed that father, I did whatever he said I should do and that’s why I am where I am today. Oh, I could have started my own ministry long ago.
“Way back in 1977, I held a program, ‘Christ Redeemer Congress’ in Ile Ife Grammar School, people came from all over Nigeria. I collected the names of all secondary schools and teachers training colleges and I invited them all and they came.
“I could have taken over from there, but God said no, here, this is the one to follow. And He had given instructions that my brain couldn’t understand.
“But God who knows the end from the beginning said this is where you go. So, if some of you said you hear from God, and God asked you to go and start your own ministry, congratulations! Let’s see how far you will go.”