I agree, Africa is quite laid back in so many areas, especially in technology and human capital development. It’s just unfortunate that most African nations would rather build a bridge than send a child to school. In my country for instance, sending your child to a government school is hopeless – except God personally intervenes for that child. The educational system is a mess; asides that the curriculum is obsolete, the condition and environment is not conducive for learning.
If you do succeed in going through the educational system, you’d have successfully learnt something that isn’t going to be useful for you in the real world. It’s why once you graduate in my country, those who love you would often advise you to go and do a professional course. They know that what you learnt in the university won’t be relevant in the professional world.
It’s why graduates of Accounting or even Medicine in my country would travel abroad to become cleaners. The system abroad is far more advanced than what they spent years in school learning. It’s true that no knowledge is a waste, but knowledge can be stale. The danger of living with a stale knowledge is that those who have updated knowledge would begin to outshine you. So although what you know may still work, but people will not patronize you because they have a better option.
The thought of these will definitely put fear in anybody’s heart. However, as much as having skills that is valuable to the current system is important, you do have a value system that can give you a space in a foreign land. That’s right! Spirituality is a value system, and no matter how developed a nation is, anyone who can demonstrate the power of the Spirit of God cannot be relegated.
Is it not in your Bible that the greatest expectation of the world is the manifestation of the sons of God? That’s right! The country you are relocating to is expecting you, they want to see you manifest the power of God in a way that they’ve not seen.
In this end times, believers will live like super heroes around the world. Organizations will literally have a department called “Believers”, and all they’d be doing is to manifest the power of God in that organization. Ofcourse this doesn’t mean that believers would not be relevant in sectors that require skill, ofcourse they would. But this is about having the necessary spirituality that preserves systems and organizations.
Joseph had the spiritual intelligence that Egypt needed to survive the seven years famine, and Pharoah didn’t hesitate to give him an appointment. Daniel had the spiritual intelligence to interpret the king’s dream, and the king gave him an appointment. People who have spiritual intelligence would always get an appointment in a foreign land.
Therefore don’t fear! If the anointing upon your life is the only value you can boast of, then it’s more than enough to establish you in a foreign land. And believe me, many people are looking for the true God. Let me show you a story in scriptures;
2 Kings 1:
1 Then Moab rebelled against Israel after the death of Ahab.
2 And Ahaziah fell down through a lattice in his upper chamber that was in Samaria, and was sick: and he sent messengers, and said unto them, Go, inquire of Baal-zebub the god of Ekron whether I shall recover of this disease.
3 But the angel of the LORD said to Elijah the Tishbite, Arise, go up to meet the messengers of the king of Samaria, and say unto them, Is it not because there is not a God in Israel, that ye go to inquire of Baal-zebub the god of Ekron?
4 Now therefore thus saith the LORD, Thou shalt not come down from that bed on which thou art gone up, but shalt surely die. And Elijah departed.
5 And when the messengers turned back unto him, he said unto them, Why are ye now turned back?
6 And they said unto him, There came a man up to meet us, and said unto us, Go, turn again unto the king that sent you, and say unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Is it not because there is not a God in Israel, that thou sendest to inquire of Baal-zebub the god of Ekron? therefore thou shalt not come down from that bed on which thou art gone up, but shalt surely die.
Did you see that? There was no God in Isreal and so the king had to send messengers to make enquiries about his health from a foreign god. That’s the mindset you should travel with; you’re taking your God to them. You may not have the skills to match up with their system, but you have a measure of God that they’d need to experience. And just as Laban could not deny the fact that God was with Jacob, they’d not be able to deny that God is with you.
As I conclude, when you get there, don’t drop God in search for things, carry God every step of the way. Let Matthew 6:33 be your guide; make God’s kingdom your priority, and all things shall be added to you. As God begins to establish you, ensure you invest in personal development. The more skilled you become, the more God is able to use you within that land.
I hope this has brought enlightenment to someone.
Remain ever blessed, in Jesus precious name!