EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF GRACE AT WORK
This book titled “Grace At Work” is a compilation of the character, Barr. Justin Ishaya Dodo revealing the secrets to his achievements who is currently the Executive Director of Human Resources and Corporate Services.
The writer Joel Sylvester introduces the story of their encounter with the character as the Coordinator of the Chapel of Light Fellowship, TCN headquarters. He has been thrilled by his cool and calm nature, void of pride, arrogance, anger, authoritativeness, selfishness, self-glorification, self-aggrandisement and wickedness.
Without any iota of doubt, grace is at work in the journey of the life of Barr. Justin Ishaya Dodo.
STARTING EARLY IN LIFE WITH GOD
In this chapter, the writer succinctly reveals that everyone that ever became a significant and influential person in life in a positive way was at a point in their lives interrupted by God and interestingly, any interruption by God is always a good one and this is truly where the journey to destiny begins.
Like Timothy in the Holy Scripture, who had the right training by his mother, Eunice and his grandmother, Lois, Barr. Justin was also privileged to have the right preparation by his mother, Mrs. Comfort Ishaya Dodo. This is what has helped him through the course of life.
TAKING A BREAK
In this chapter, the writer reveals the danger of taking a break from God with an example of Abraham in the scripture who veered off into doing his own will against God’s will by going into his maid Hagar, due to the discouragement of child birth. Similarly, Barr. Justin was caught in the web of peer pressure and opted for a holiday with God.
In this chapter, the writer reveals how companionship makes or mar people because no man is an island of his own. He warns against evil companionship which exists in the church, workplace, neighbourhood, relatives and kinsmen.
As illustrated by Diana in the scripture who lost her virginity by association with strangers of another land and Amnon who lost his life by the negative counsel of his companion, Jonadab.
Similarly, Barr. Justin was caught in the web of some evil companions at some point of his life. Thank God for His mercies that restored him and dissociated from his companions.
FIRST ENCOUNTER WITH LIGHT
This chapter reveals how Barr. Justin was restored from his backslidden state by an encounter with light in the middle of the night. His wife, Mrs Elizabeth Aniya Dodo played a significant role in Barr. Justin’s restoration by praying along with him.
This light is Christ that puts out darkness in the life of everyone who dares to let him. This is significant to the freedom of man from the darkness of sin, sickness and satanic oppression.
FULFILLING THE PURPOSE OF GOD
Just like no two persons have the same fingerprints, no two persons have the same exact purpose. Picture God as the manufacturer and man as the product of His work; every product is manufactured with the purpose of the manufacturer in mind. A purpose-driven life is the only kind of life that can make a man impactful here on earth.
This chapter reveals how Barr. Justin discovers his purpose, pursues it and ensures to fulfill every bit of it. He makes it a priority to live a purpose driven life.
Barr. Justin’s walk with God thus far has been a compendium of God’s teachings. One of them is the total submission of his income. It was a big struggle for him because he was supposedly the breadwinner of his home.
However, after much dealings with God, he submitted to God, trusting Him with all his heart, and leaning not unto his own understanding. In all his ways acknowledging him to direct his paths. This was his journey to conquering and overcoming poverty.
ENCOUNTER WITH THE HOLY GHOST
God’s gift to his dear children and the body of Christ as a whole is the Holy Ghost. Barr. Justin’s story of his encounter with the Holy Ghost is thrilling and remarkable. After the encounter, he was filled with an unexplainable joy alongside with an empowerment and strength to do the will of God.
His understanding and knowledge of God increased and he was left with some instructions which are;
– to take a thorough study of the book of Acts.
– to be careful with words spoken.
– to never take advantage of young ladies that would come to him for help. And,
– to make the presence of God the best place he could ever be.
GOD’S AGENDA FOR HIS FAITHFUL CHILDREN
Barr. Justin is a figure of a man that has proven that God will always reward His faithful children. His achievements, promotions and upliftment are divinely orchestrated. God’s divine agenda is real in a man’s life. He eases the struggles of the man who stays faithful to Him. He never withholds what is good for anyone who will trust in Him without wavering.
Thank God for his father, Late Mr. Ishaya A. Dodo, who played a significant role to his rising by making unceasing prayers for Barr. Justin and giving his words of wisdom.
THE NATURE OF A MAN HELPED BY GOD
Whenever you see a man who has been helped by God, his life is portrayed with unquestionably extraordinary traits which include but are not limited to; humility, love, peace, patience, kindness, gentleness, prudence, hard work and diligence.
Undoubtedly, Barr. Justin has ascended to his current position through a process of defeating temptations and challenges, change in companionship, endurance, hard work, resilience and diligence. He is a sure proof of what the scripture says; “Seest thou a man diligent in his business? He shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.” Proverbs 22:29
Barr. Justin is a leader by making. He has occupied several leadership positions ranging from being the first child of his family, then becoming a father of his own home, coordinator of the Chapel of Light Fellowship, TCN headquarters, vice leader of the Couple’s Fellowship of ECWA, Wuse 2 and various official leadership positions.
He carved out his leadership style from Christ who is our perfect example to follow. Jesus Christ is truly a leader worthy of emulation. He is our Saviour, our Father, a Faithful Friend, our Helper, our Healer, our Defender, our Shield, our Battle Axe, our Protector and our Provider.
This book is about a man who has followed Christ and the resultant effect of his journey with God. This is the secret of a Great Achiever.
We can save ourselves all the challenges people go through in life by following Christ, choosing to stay right there in His will and deciding to wait for Him and on Him because in doing so, our end is guaranteed. Make a decision to follow Christ, stay in His will and get your future secured.