General Overseer of the International Central Gospel Church (ICGC), Mensa Otabil, has disclosed his dislike for the phrase ‘the good old days’.
The pastor, who doubles as a motivational speaker said, “when we talk of African development, we talk about the good old days. That’s one phrase I don’t particularly like”.
His comments come during part three of his televised sermon captioned, “It’s a new season” and delivered on Sunday, August 23, 2020.
He explained that better days are always ahead hence, a preference for ‘the good old days’ implies that one’s life is retrogressive.
“What are the good old days,” he questioned.
While admitting that he understands why people may long for those days due to some heroic figures like Dr. Kwame Nkrumah and Julius Nyerere of Tanzania, he gave the assurance that better days are yet to come.
“God is having a new appointment with us and this new appointment is not according to the past. It’s according to a new time schedule,” he affirmed.
Citing the example of the biblical Sarah [who delivered a baby in her old age], Pastor Otabil said that what is impossible to achieve in the best of times, God would achieve with believers in the worst of times.
Pastor Mensa Otabil noted that in this era of a global crisis, God is creating a parenthesis for the African continent for planting and building.
“You may see destruction all around you, you may see failure all around you, but I assure you that you are in God’s parenthesis…,” he reassured.