So I’m in Abuja meeting with a client that needs some of my photography services. He’s on the phone discussing with his wife who isn’t in the country. I heard him say “Don’t mind him (the President i.e.), he has reduced the price from N141 to N97…at least N43 billion will get to me.”
It was his last phrase that caught my attention. Could it be possible that my client was one of the “Cabals” that had benefited from the oil subsidy saga. Maybe I heard wrong. Perhaps I heard wrong. N43 BILLION!!!!!! WOW! And then it occured to me that types of client I actually dream of catering for are people in this category.
Please don’t get me wrong; I don’t support the corruption that has affected our system. Or do I? I don’t know. I mean, the people that can easily pay my “dream” bills might include those that have 10 cars, 5 jets, 4 houses, sorry, Mansions (spread across the globe), & N1 million lunch allowances.
But not all of them are thieves. Or are they? What if our “sympathetic” President Goodluck Jonathan gives me a call and asks for my services. Should I give a testimony in church for the “promotion” or should I turn him down because he is such a …………………….(Fill in the blanks). I’m not sure what I’ll do. Just thinking out aloud. What will you do if you were in my shoes? ….Because I think I just met one of the “cabals” I had been praying that God should touch their hearts.
How can I impact my world with this photography business of mine while fighting the good fight of faith between my values and my immediate (or future) needs? Just thinking out aloud. May God help my soul. May God help us all