The Loss of an Institution - A Tribute

For someone who as a child was told by his teacher that he looked like a monkey and was incapable of learning, Dr Myles Munroe is a perfect example of the power of creating your own destiny. Born into abject poverty and an overcrowded home, Myles had nothing working for him apart from the decision to push back against the debilitating circumstances that determined to define him. By throwing his life into the exercise of his singular gift, an incredible mind, Myles was able to rewrite a history that was almost absolute.

Today as the world mourns his death, we don’t mourn the demise of just another man, but the loss of an institution, a force in our generation that gave hope of deliverance to the disenfranchised, equipped the simple with progressive knowledge and one of the few men who taught and were able to unionise perfectly ‘faith and knowledge’ to produce wisdom.

“It’s not until we die that what we lived for becomes glaring.”
Kanayo Aniegboka (kani)

Every successful man lives for something for which he is willing to die, for me, Dr Myles Munroe lived and died for ‘The Kingdom’ in all its forms and applications. His understanding of the kingdom message was epic and unrivalled, and it was the underlining platform on which he built his life and legacy. He served his faith, humanity and his country with an unquestioned loyalty. He modelled his Lord Jesus with fanatic passion and taught his convictions for decades with unparalleled commitment. I have no doubt that the message of the kingdom will live on in the lives and messages of the gazillion disciples he has born and mentored over the years. 

I hear about the danger of a single focus, but success necessitates a single story. A single cause to which one dedicates his or her life and which supersedes all other concerns. A path in life beaten every day for as long as you live, so that by the time you’re gone, it would have become a highway with your name on it. Whenever I hear kingdom, I will think of Dr Munroe, and I pray that someday, whenever men hear a certain great cause mentioned, they will think of me.

Dr Munroe died with his wife and some of his crew in a plane crash, and my heart goes out to all the people that had them as family. 

Kanayo Aniegboka

Kani is a Nigerian born and based minister, public speaker, entrepreneur and life coach. His keen and unique perspective to life issues makes him a refreshing voice to listen to. He currently serves as the Executive Coordinator of House on the Rock - Word House and sits on the board of a number of companies.

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