Founder and overseer of the International Central Gospel Church (ICGC), Pastor Mensah Otabil has said some women are silly in their youthful days and make mistakes that have a negative influence in their lives when they grow up.
Speaking to his congregation, Pastor Otabil said, “A lot of ladies become very silly in their youth when they have abundance of beauty and make very silly mistakes about their future.”
According to him, “abundance comes, maybe when you have abundance of beauty. …Sometimes you see an 18-year-old, 19-year-old, 20-year-old young lady going out with a 55-year-old man. You have abundance of beauty, but you are not harnessing your moment well because one of these days, you’ll be 35[-years-old] and at 35, you’d realize: ‘Wow, I wasted my time on that old man!’ Now every young man who should have married you, thinks you are old, used, and discarded. That’s when people [ladies] start going to church, worshipping, fasting and praying and hoping that God will turn things around.”
The outspoken Pastor with one of the largest congregation in Ghana admonished the youth to be cautious of the abundance of opportunities they have on their hand currently.
“Abundance becomes abundance of strength, abundance of beauty, abundance of job opportunities – when you have so much, people are giving you jobs or abundance of time, when you are young, you have so much time, or abundance of popularity,” he emphasized.
However, he warned saying, “Don’t ever deceive yourself that the years of abundance will be forever. There will be a year of scarcity as predictable as the years of abundance are.”
The motivational speaker, therefore, advised young people to use prudently, whatever they have in abundance to cushion themselves against the days of scarcity.
“Don’t be wasteful; don’t spend all your money on perishable and depreciating commodities – spending money buying cars, buying clothes, which devalue over time, and not appreciate in value. Be wise,” he urged.
Dr. Mensah Otabil was teaching his congregation about the need for people to make good use of their opportunities and potentials in times of abundance in anticipation of scarcity, emphasizing on ladies’ beauty as an example.