Town Has No Regard For Your Gown But Impact – Abioye To CU Graduates

Pro-Chancellor, Covenant University, Bishop David Abioye

By Ayo Ajayi

Pro-Chancellor, Covenant University, Bishop David Abioye on Friday charged the class of 2023 of the university to start small in order to gain access to town, noting that the town has no regard for their gown but their impact.

Abioye further enjoined the graduates not to jump into the growth process, which he said is an integral part of life as they can only stay up by growing up.

The Pro-Chancellor gave the charge in his address to the graduating students at the 18th Convocation Ceremony held at the University campus.

“May I say that today, you are wearing gown but in the next few hours, it will be absolutely irrelevant as you proceed to town. The only way to gain access to town is by starting small. Town has no regard for your gown but for your impact.

“While your brain is allowed to think great and your mouth to talk great, staring small is non-negotiable, non-optional and mandatory. It is important to note that starting small does not connote being in doubt of one’s greatness, neither does it disprove your vision for greatness; nor does it make one look slow or indolent,” Abioye explained.

Quoting from the bible to support his charge, the pro-chancellor also enjoined the graduates not to despise the days of small beginning (Zechariah 4: 10), adding, “Start doing what you find until you find what you like, knowing fully well that your beginning may be small but by covenant practice, you will end in greatness according to Job 8: 7.

“My definition of the word ‘big’ is ‘small’ plus ‘small’ plus another ‘small’ to infinity. If you despise one, you will never see two. Note that growth is a process, not an accidental occurrence.  Those who seek to escape this process will only remain as dwarfs.

“Make your dream big but identify a point of starting small. Great things always start small. As the originator of every beginning, God believes in people who humble themselves to start small,” he said.

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