It was definitely like every other Monday morning. Getting to my place of work, I went online to check my mail and Facebook account before facing the day’s work.
It wasn’t long when I saw a post by a friend that Myles Munroe had died.
To be sure, I put a call through to him and one of the saddest news of the year was confirmed. I was traumatized and grieve-stricken such that I couldn’t do any other thing throughout the day.
I kept thinking about why he should die in such a way and at such a time when he was still in the wake of his influence around the world.
Myles Munroe was the President and Senior Pastor of Bahamas Faith Ministries International (BFMI). He was a Multi-Gifted Motivational speaker, Conference Facilitator and Government Consultant and Businessman.
He also served as a Leadership Coach, Mentor and Inspirational Leader to millions around the world. His inspirational message of positive self-discovery, personal leadership, and the discovery of Personal Purpose has, and continues to transform millions around the world.
He was also the founder and Chairman of the INTERNATIONAL THIRD WORLD LEADERS ASSOCITATION (ITWLA), a global Network of leaders in over 80 nations of the world. He was the founder and President of the INTERNATIONAL LEADERSHIP TRAINING INSTITUTE (ILTI).
He was also the Founder and President of MYLES MUNROE INTERNATIONAL (MMI). Dr Munroe was also the founder and Chairman of DIPLOMAT DEVELOPMENT AND INVESTMENT COMPANY (DDIC).
He died on Sunday 9th November 2014 around 5:00 pm. He was travelling in his private jet with his wife, Ruth, Dr. Richard Pinder, the senior vice president of the ministry, and six others to attend the Global Leadership Forum which was slated to start on Monday 10th November 2014 in Grand Bahamas.
The plane was almost landing and was flying low because of bad weather but it crashed on impact after hitting a crane in the Grand Bahamas Ship Yard.
Even though his death was shocking, yet it was not a tragedy. He had said in his lifetime that
“the greatest tragedy is not death but a life without purpose.”The greatest tragedy is not death but a life without purpose. - Myles Munroe Click To Tweet
He is dead but he is not dead because his works and influence on the earth live on. I am challenged about how God can take a single life and use it to shake the whole of the planet earth.
Myles in his life travelled to over 80 countries of the world preaching the gospel. He published over sixty books he personally authored apart from the ones he co-authored.
Myles did not die. He lives. The best way that Myles Munroe’s life will be described is the way Hebrews 11:4 described Abel, “he being dead yet speaks.”
Myles, however, brings a question to you and me who are now in time,
“How will you die? What will you be remembered for? Will you carry all the thoughts and ideas that God has been giving to you to the grave? Will you die empty of the potentials and resources located in you? Will you be able to say, it is finished?
Will you speak to your generation what God has sent you to say? Will you write all the books God has sent you to write? Will you reach all the souls God has sent you to reach? Will you like Abel speak when you would have died?”
John 9:4 says,
“I must work the works of Him that sent me while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.”
The Amplified Version says,
“we must work the work of Him who sent me and be busy with His business while it is daylight; night is coming on, when no man can work.”
Myles was busy with the business of Him that sent him. His itinerary was heavy. When he came to Ibadan in June 2014 I saw a man who was ready to go anywhere to preach and teach God’s word.
In his book, The Spirit of Leadership, he spoke of how he had to travel unplanned to a remote village in the jungles of Zimbabwe to set men free through the Word of God. He could go anywhere, anytime just to get his message of raising leaders and a people of purpose across.
Myles believed that the wealthiest spot on this planet is not the oil fields of Iraq or Saudi Arabia. Neither is it the gold and diamond mines of South Africa, the Uranium mines of the Soviet Union, or the silver mines of Africa but cemetery or graveyard.
This is because buried beneath the soil within the walls of those sacred grounds are dreams that never came to pass, songs that were never sung, books that were never written, paintings that never filled a canvas, ideas that were never shared, visions that never became reality, inventions that were never designed, and purposes that were never fulfilled.
He travelled and preached then with the hope that someone who will listen to him will not add to the wealth of the graveyard. He wants to see people die empty having released all that they were meant to give to their world. He was busy with His business.
He actually died on the job. He died on assignment. He died on his post as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. He died going to a leadership conference. He maximized his daylight and now the night has come, he can no longer work.
Friend, the night is coming whether you like it or not when you will no longer be able to work. The night is coming when it will be too late to do anything for God. The night of death, the night of old age, the night of sickness, the night of closed door which was once opened.
This is the day! This is your season!Your assignment is unique to meet a specific need at such a time. Click To Tweet
Your presence in time is a testimony to the fact that the purpose of God for your life is relevant to your generation. You are not a repetition even though what you will do may resemble what others have done.Your presence in time is a testimony to the fact that the purpose of God for your life is relevant to your generation. Click To Tweet
Your assignment is unique to meet a specific need at such a time.
Why not give yourself away and get busy with the work of Him that sent you. This is the time. There is no other time for you once you miss this time.You have come to a defining moment for your life that will define all other moments in your life. Click To Tweet
You must come to that point where His work and will has become a must for you.
In 1985, Myles Munroe had a desire to give something to his world that is stronger than his teachings.
God told him,
“Nothing is more effective than a song.”Nothing is more effective than a song. - Myles Munroe Click To Tweet
God gave him this song. This was his gift to the world especially the third world nations. It says,
To everything there is a season
To every purpose there’s a time
The God who made the nations
Has everything in His hands
And He wants the world to know Him
Through His love and righteousness
And He’s called you to His kingdom
For such a time as this!
It’s your time to believe
It’s your time to love and live.
There was a time to receive
Now it’s time for us to give
Standing hand to hand together
Let’s reach out and touch our own
Can you hear the Spirit calling?
It’s your time!
There was a time we were learners
Now it’s time for us to teach
There was a time for us to follow
Now it’s time for us to lead
There was a time we used to borrow
Now it’s time for us to feed
It’s your world, it’s your nation
It’s your time of destiny.
Friend! It’s your time now! Myles is gone and I can almost hear him from the grave saying,
“I have fought a good fight, I have kept the faith. I have done the best I could while I had the opportunity. I have been poured out as a drinking offering. I have made the most of my time and now it’s your time!”
“For if you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” Esther 4:14.
It is not a guess friend; you actually came to the kingdom for such a time as this. You have the answer we are looking for.
IT’S YOUR TIME!