It Sounds Arrogant, But You Really Are “The Master of Your Fate” (Gospel Light Minute X #388)

This is the “chief of sinners,” Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International, with the Gospel Light Minute X Podcast #388 titled, “It Sounds Arrogant, But You Really Are ‘The Master of Your Fate’.” I’m here to remind you of what the Bible says, that “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners” like you and me.

These haunting and thought-provoking words were written by the nineteenth century poet William Ernest Henley in a poem entitled “INVICTUS”. Henley was well known at the time in England, but, is best known today for the last line of this poem, which was written from a hospital bed as he suffered with tuberculosis. This line has been quoted in books, movies, and tattooed by many. It was quoted by Winston Churchill, Ashleigh Brilliant, and many people give Nelson Mandela credit for this phrase because he quoted it so often.

The words seem almost arrogant and defiant. However, if you will just think about it for a minute, these words are, oh, so true. You really are master of your own fate and the captain of your own soul. Continue reading “It Sounds Arrogant, But You Really Are “The Master of Your Fate” (Gospel Light Minute X #388)”

Shola Ameobi: ‘Playing Football (Soccer) is What I Love, but it is Second to My Faith in Christ’ (Gospel Light Minute #154)

Shola Ameobi
Shola Ameobi

He is a professional footballer who plays as a forward. He played for 14 years with Newcastle United. His team won the Championship in 2010, and he received a winner’s medal. He holds the record for the most appearances as a substitute in the Premier League. Born in Nigeria but raised in England, he was capped by the England under-21 team before making his debut in Nigeria in 2012. He is currently playing for Nigeria in the 2014 World Cup.

In an interview with the Independent UK newspaper, he said, “[My faith in Christ] has kept me going. I’m doing what I love, playing football, but it’s second to my faith. When I had a career-threatening hip injury five years ago, it was touch and go for a while. It was a terrible time, but I felt God was going to see me through, and He did.” He also said that his popularity does not keep his parents, especially his father who is a pastor, from making sure he goes to church each Sunday.

His name is Shola Ameobi.