The slogan used by President Obama in his first campaign is based on a very powerful spiritual principle. I recognized it the moment, I heard it:
Mark 11:22-24(Living Bible Translation)
In reply Jesus said to the disciples, “If you only have faith in God– this is the absolute truth– you can SAY to this Mount of Olives, rise up and fall into the Mediterranean, ‘and your command will be obeyed. All that’s required is that you really believe and have no doubt!
Listen to me! You can pray for anything, and if you believe, you have it, it’s yours!
For candidate Obama, the “mountain” was the Presidency of the United States, and he was “saying” to it: yes we can!
What is your mountain? What is your “faith” declaration to it in 2014? “Listen to me! You can pray for anything, and if you believe you have it, it’s yours!”… The words of the Master to you and me!
I first met President Barrack Obama, in August 2006 when he was still a Senator. He has extraordinary faith, and if you come to understand how faith works, nothing will be impossible for you. He is a good man, and we must not tire to pray for him, particularly in the coming year.
In May 2013, President Obama visited More house College in Atlanta, where he received his Honorary Doctorate and gave what is known in America, as the Commencement Speech. You can view this speech below.
You can also listen to the speech I gave to the More house graduating students in May 2012, when I too was given a Doctorate at this historic university and invited to sit on its board of trustees.
Happy New Year….. Your life will never be the same again, mighty man, and woman of faith, because you can!
My Acceptance Speech in May 2012
Image Caption: 2013, Morehouse College Commencement in Atlanta, with President Barack Obama, Mrs TsitsiMasiyiwa and Strive Masiyiwa
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Strive Masiyiwa is the founder and Executive Chairman of the Econet Group. He serves on several international boards including Unilever, and the Global Advisory boards of the Council on Foreign Relations and Stanford University. A board member of the Rockefeller Foundation for 15 years, he also serves as Chairman of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA). He is a co-founder of the Carbon War Room, Pathways for Prosperity, and the Global Business Coalition on Education. He and his wife, Tsitsi, co-founded the Higherlife Foundation and are signators of the Giving Pledge.View all posts by Strive Masiyiwa