Why Davids Win Goliath!

If a sling & 5 stones were all you had, against a giant, backed by an army with monopoly of violence, what’d you do?

Most people run! Not Davids; they don’t back down. That’s the way I see the Nigerian youth right now. They won’t backing down! #EndSWAT
I wish our leaders would quickly realize that the Nigeria police especially is up against a force that is more united than they realize. The earlier they do, and agree to these seemingly reasonable demands made so far, the quicker things could come under control. #EndSWAT
Over the last few days, I’ve taken time to follow/engage countless of the young people who are fighting for their rights to live, by with #EndsSARS, which immediately became #EndSWAT as soon as SARs was rebranded SWAT, and one thing is clear, there’s no fear in them at all.
At the Valley of Ella when Goliath terrorized the army of Isreal for 40 days, the only reason no one, including the warrior king Saul could engage was 1. fear. And justifably so. Because the philistines had terrified Israel for many yrs; from one generation to another. #EndSWAT
Some had been taken into slavery, during the time of the Judges. Then came David’s generation. He was never a slave, he had not seen the philistines fight and above all, he had an understanding that many older people didn’t have; of a God they defends the defenseless. #EndSWAT
So today, apparently some thugs were unleashed on some Lagos protesters. Abuja resistance came under heavy attacks yesterday. At the end of both days, thugs/attackers disappeared but Davids are still standing. With this, David now knows that s(he) can fend off attacks. #EndSWAT
2. Experience makes Davids win. It’s interesting how many never talk about David’s raw and rugged jungle experience. Let’s face it, yes Goliath was a giant soldier, we never read that he killed a lion or bear as a boy. David was ~16yrs old, and he had killed “bigly”. #EndSWAT
As unimportant as those experiences may appear, they strengthened his resolve. Nigerian youth have experiences of hardship/difficulties. Unleashing teargas/water canon may deter the children of the high/mighty, those with street experiences just wash tear faces and move! #EndSWAT
3. Skills - David is skillful. In the last one week, we’ve seen first hand how in a nation where there’s no medi care, protesters have medical. In 3 days, over 50m was raised (online)! “Public defenders” have been getting people out of police custody in hrs. #EndSWAT
There’s even now private security, digital currency platform, drone surveillance (in case those who are planning to infiltrate come), feeding system, etc. There’s intellectual skills too. The letter to Mr. President today is an example. There’s accountability of expense. #EndSWAT
4. No regard for status quo - David knows when the battles change and s(he) adapts. While the advice of older generation is essential, they’re could sometimes be like Saul’s amour/Sword. Davids could try them on, but these me, they will do it their own way. #EndSWAT
5. Seizing the moment - it’s ok not to be afraid, or to have skills and experience, if like many generations before now, David’s don’t take that ONE shot, Goliath takes the kingdom away; and it’d be worse than status quo. Where the Nigerian youth are is at that point.
We’ve had many moments in the past. But it feels very different this time because David can’t be compromised.

This is the time for David’s brothers to stop questioning why he came to the battleground, or for Saul to think that he’s too young. David was born for this! #EndSWAT
To sustain, scale and stabilize movements, skills for strategy, experience and most importantly, seizing key moments to lock in wins will be key. #EndSWAT is a battle, rebuilding Nigeria is the war and we all must be alive and well to build the nation of our dreams.
David is here to defend the Kingdom, to preserve what’s left of the dignity/pride of Nigeria, held bound by Goliaths in every sector. It’s Police Brutality today, tomorrow it’s something else.

Davids win, because Davids know what Sauls don’t know. Let David handle this. #EndSWAT
Nigeria’s male and female Davids, Sustain, scale, stabilize and win!

May God bless and be with us all.


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