The previous week witnessed the firing of the youngest manager in the Premier League - Garry Monk of Swansea City. He had served the club as a player, then as a manager. He led the team to their highest league position last season. They started the season brightly, drawing 2-2 with the champions, Chelsea and pulling off a memorable comeback and victory over Manchester United.

(Is it just me, or does any team that shocks United with defeat always struggle afterwards? Check what happened to Leicester City after they won United 5-3 last season)

Swansea have had only one win in the following 12 matches, and have lost their last 3 matches. Monk was reluctantly fired and is out of a job at the moment.

Jose Mourinho’s incomprehensible start to this season continued as they lost 2-1 to the season’s surprise package- Leicester City. The role reversal has been outstanding- the champions are a point from the relegation zone, while the Foxes (as Leicester City is popularly called) who battled relegation for most of last season are 2 points clear at the top of the table. Mourinho has however expressed his desire to continue at the club, and hopes the club owners want the same.

Whether he’ll be fired in the weeks to come is left to be seen. But we all have such runs of poor outcomes, don’t we?

With every prayer meeting, fasting, and studying, we hope for a breakthrough. Sometimes, there is an instant change. At other times, we have to consciously look for signs of improvement. Whichever your case is, please do not fire the Master from your life. Be sure that He’s working things out for your good. I’m sure a club like Swansea probably did what they thought was best for everyone involved; every club is trying to ‘make it big’. When we look at external things, like the marital and financial status of our mates, we get put under some form of pressure, and we sometimes go outside God’s will.

Encourage yourself in the Lord; keep your gaze on the Author and Finisher of your faith. He said in Isaiah 43:18, that He’s doing a new thing; He says: “Don’t you see it?” If we look closely enough, we’ll see His Hand on our lives.

As we approach the end of the year, let’s stay with God, so that He’ll make things beautiful for us in His own time. Don’t change the Manager of your life; you’ll only lengthen your breakthrough if you do. Stay with Him, and you’ll see Him coming through for you.


  • Posted by Ajibare Abioye
  • December 15, 2015 12:57 PM CET
If you were in Mourinho's shoes, how would you be feeling now?


  • Pastor Dunamis Okunowo
    Pastor Dunamis Okunowo I love this concept...using sport to illustrate the word of God and encouraging KHCites.... Keep it up!
    December 16, 2015
  • Ajibare Abioye
    Ajibare Abioye Thank you very much sir.
    December 17, 2015