General Overseer of the International Central Gospel Church (ICGC) Pastor Mensa Otabil is urging nations to manage the little resources that will be left after the Covid-19.
Pastor Otabil said Ghana, like other countries has been hit by the negative impact of Covid-19, however, there is a need to manage the resources that will be left after the pandemic.
“Sometimes we look at what is in our hands and it looks like it doesn’t seem like it’s enough but we must look at that in relation to the problem we have at hand.”
“God is about to work something in your life, in your business, in the next few months, this year. What you hold in your hand that seems to be inferior, the place where you are that seems like a disadvantage, the time that you think is against you, God is about to take all these together and put it into a package to work a miracle.”
Pastor Otabil said Ghana, an already under-resourced country is likely to face more economic challenges post-Covid however, the country must look at the problem from a different perspective; i.e think of solving the problem.
Pastor Otabil speaking during his sermon titled ‘Place it in the hands of Jesus’, likened Ghana’s post-Covid to the story of Jesus feeding the multitude.
According to him, Jesus had over 5000 people to feed yet had no food at that time.
However, when he found five loaves with three fishes, he managed to feed the multitude with the little he had, and this he added was possible because Jesus segmented the problem.
“You cannot deal with the masses as they are, you must deal with the problem, you have to organize the people you need to put them in properly structured groups otherwise your resources no matter how miraculous they are will be abused.”
“One thing I realized is that usually when you break down problems, it is easier to solve. Maybe your problem is huge but if you segment it well, you will be able to solve it.
Ghana like other nations have been hit by the economic impact of the coronavirus.
Trade has not been effective especially because of the closure of the borders, and the Pastor has predicted worse economic impact post-Covid.
He however is urging that the little resources should be managed in order to solve the problem.
“Maybe what you have is small and time is against you and location doesn’t favor you but you have to learn to put it in the hands of the Lord and that can be done through prayer and trusting in him solely.
“So I’m talking to us as a nation, the little we have, we have to restart, organize well, we have to restart and it will feed the people,” he said.