I interviewed the founder of 50strong50wise, Sheka Mansaray. Please check out the previous blog “inspiring Hope featuring 50strong50wise” to understand who am talking about in this blog post.
1. What is your dream for Sierra Leone?
My dream for Sierra Leone is…there is truly so much, I will say is to build House of prayers and schools all around the nation to build education and faith in man and woman to see their true calling on earth and know their calling to Humanity. I also hope to see the government change of thinking towards it people. I hope to renew Sierra Leone with God’s word-with the vales of faith that is coming in my life time and the next generation will see the fruitfulness of those who were the founders of the land and they will be the builders of tomorrow.
2. What keeps you grounded?
What keeps me grounded are a lot of things, I pray, I give speeches, I read the Bible and write poetry and books, I spending time with friends and family. Work on my Non-profit.
3. What is your definition of success?
My definition of success is defined by faith in Matthew 17v20. I believe with faith dreams become reality and Success seems to be connected to action. A farmer must have faith to harvest so is Successful people, they must keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit. If you want to succeed in the world you must make your own opportunities as you go on. The man who waits for some seventh wave to toss him on dry land will find that the seventh wave is a long time coming. You cannot commit any greater folly than to sit by the roadside until someone comes along and invites you to ride with him to wealth or influence. Success takes faith and action.
4. What impact has your faith made in your life?
My faith as impact me in so many ways, coming from Sierra leone, attending school in the States, publishing books, and touring the country and meeting new people in the faith. My faith has truly given me anything I want and need because I put God first he is the driver I’m only the side passenger going with his plan and fallowing Romans 12:12 “rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, and be constant in prayer.” I believe in Luke 1:37 “for nothing will be impossible with God.”
5. If you had an opportunity to advice a young man cruising through life with no direction. What would you say?
If I had the opportunity to advice a young man cruising through life with no direction, I will say stay positive trying writing down all that things you need in your life and as you keep on staying positive, keep your mind busy with the list which you have made and call God to step with you in every direction. He will give you what you love, keep positive people around you.
Get a note book to write your thoughts, encourage yourself and give back to others the best you can, life is a journey some say to you to run or chase your dreams, I say to you receive it because it was already given to you it is up to have the faith to believe what you work for you will receive it all. And learn to accept the gifts that come with it in return you will be blessed for the rest of your days.