The convener of the New Season Prophetic Prayers, and lead pastor of Streams of Joy International, Jerry Eze, has revealed why he left his job with the United Nations to become a pastor.
In an exclusive interview with The PUNCH, he explained that he left his job with the UN because God called him to work for him.
When asked, “What made you leave your lucrative job with the United Nations to become a pastor?”
He said, “I realised that there could not be any higher calling than the call of God on one’s life. So, I came to the reality that purpose would always trump any human satisfaction at any time.
“It was extremely compelling to fulfil the desire of God for my life. When I weighed what I wanted and what God wanted me to do, I realised that destiny was much more important than what I wanted to do for myself.
“I left the secular job to do the work of God. Meanwhile, at a time there was nothing exciting about it (the job). I knew I had a mandate to fulfil for a generation waiting to hear my voice.”
He also added that the decision to leave his job with the UN was made easier by his late mother.
“Everything about it suggested that it was the right time. I actually felt a level of discomfort with where I was, so the satisfaction was no longer there.
“My mum was very instrumental to who I have become. It was a season when the voice of my mum kept resonating very strongly in my heart. She passed on shortly after that. She kept telling me that the job I was doing was not the will of God for my life.
“Of course, I had always argued with her. But, as soon as she passed on, the reality hit me that she was correct all along,” he added.