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Quotes by Pastor Sunday Adelaja on leadership


Influential leadership quotes from Pastor Sunday Adelaja the founder of The Embassy of God, which is the largest church and ministry in Europe. Pastor Adelaja is also the founder of History Makers, a self-development leadership platform that has been instrumental in raising over 200 millionaires, politicians and influencers in Ukraine.

May these empowering words of wisdom inspire you on your journey.

Pastor Sunday Adelaja on attaining greatness:

When you are awaken in the spirit and you begin to see your position of honor and glory, its like your eyes just pop open – You know how to bring solution to every problem that is the problem of society. (Source: Sermon titled “When kings awaken”)

You become the first only when you do the things that nobody else is doing, only when you’re paying a crazy price and stop pitying yourself. (Sermon titled “First and not the last”)

Even reading about the Bolshevik Revolution gave me ideas and inspiration. That revolution led to much evil, but I saw how one man, V.I. Lenin, was able to change the history of a whole country. I am one man. I can change a whole country too! And so can you, by combining your education with kingdom wisdom and knowledge. (Source: “Church Shift” book)

Any form of greatness has its own price. For my elevation in life, I needed to pay a price. It didn’t matter how hard it was. It is the price for greatness that I am enjoying today. (Source: Interview with The Nation Newspaper Nigeria)

If you want to live a mediocre life, then you don’t need to suffer. Suffering is an investment, an investment into your future. For example, when I studied in secondary school in Nigeria to do my WAEC, I knew that if I didn’t suffer by not sleeping, by using candle light, studying and reading all night, by depriving myself of fellowship and friendship; by denying myself the right to go and play with my friends; I wouldn’t have been where I am today if I had not won that scholarship. (Source: Interview with The Nation Newspaper Nigeria)

Anyone that ever became great had to pay the price. If you won’t, then you will pay the price of regret, which is perpetual suffering for the rest of your life. Because you never studied, you never went to school, now you’re poor and you can’t live in a favorable condition. It is because you didn’t pay the price for greatness. People who don’t want to suffer don’t want to be great. (Source: Interview with The Nation Newspaper Nigeria)

When kings awake they begin to realize that I was created for destiny, not just to come and sit in some pews in the church for 20 years and then die. (Source: Sermon titled “When kings awaken”)

On the benefits of hard work:

I went to library and I was the only one who was just sitting there using the dictionary and I read all the books and I would not rise until I spent six hours studying everything every single day for six years, I spent six hours everyday in the library there is no miracles that’s the only way you can become the first, listen to me, what are you waiting for you cannot become the first person automatically, you will only become the first when you pay the price. (Sermon titled “First and not the last”)

The habit of postponing work that should be done today for tomorrow has made many people unsuccessful. (Source:Goodreads)

Laziness forces us to search for easy ways. (Source:Goodreads)

(Words of wisdom video below of Sunday Adelaja titled “Add to your faith knowledge”)

On gaining wisdom:

The first step towards obtaining wisdom is to acknowledge the sovereignty and authority of God and to be subject wholly to His will. (Source:Goodreads)

The deeper you go into the Word of God, the more light you will receive for your life and the wiser you will be in your actions. (Source:Goodreads)

On wealth creation:

It is not enough just to bring money to the church or pastor; if we do not produce goods and services, we are deceiving ourselves if we expect to gain or sustain wealth. (Source: Money Won’t Make You Rich)

A pastor could say that somebody would be a millionaire before the end of the year. Whereas we are in November or December and there are 500 people in that auditorium. All of them will shout amen!!! Yet Pastors don’t correct them saying that no, you would not become a millionaire before the end of the year even if you shout amen for the whole day. The only person that would become a millionaire is the person that has worked for it. The only person that would become a millionaire is the person that has at least signed a contract. When pastors don’t clarify that, everybody begins to believe that some miracles would happen. (Source: Article titled “Wrong church values”)

Do not let failure be an option. Do not be afraid of anything, including fear of failure itself. It is not failure itself but fear of failure that is the biggest obstacle on the path to success in a Christian’s life. (Source: Money Won’t Make You Rich)

On Christian impacting the society:

I propagandize that every member of the church, every Christian should take responsibility for the society in which he lives. He must bring the salvation to the society; bring God into politics, the economy, the business – in all areas of society. (Source: Russian Radio 7)

On faith:

The power of faith gives us the ability to do things effectively. Which means by the power of faith we become effective people. (Source:Goodreads)

One of the key factors that usually holds us back from getting what we need in life, is that we are often too afraid, shy and intimidated to get what we need in life. If you tell somebody that you can be a millionaire, in most cases, the first response is that of discomfort, shock, bewilderment. It is this kind of attitude which indicates disbelieve that often hinders us from been able to get from life the things we need. (Source: Article titled “Get what you need”)


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