10 Questions For A WILD Sister – Yejide Okungbaye (WILD Kain-Soteria)
Hello and welcome to another intriguing episode of our WILD interview series where we get to know more about our WILD sisters. I am Temitope, your host for today’s beautiful conversation.
This interview reminded me about the love of God, loving God and the sweet assurance that all things work together for good to them that LOVE GOD. Over to you, Sis. Sit back, enjoy and share with us your key takeaways from this WILD conversation!
INTERVIEWER: Hello, WILD Sister! So good to have you here with us today. Please tell us more about yourself (your name, where you live, etc.).
YEJIDE: My name is Yejide Okungbaye, I live in Lagos, Nigeria. I am a medical doctor and I work with an NGO that supports victims of sexual violence and domestic violence. I am blessed with a beautiful warrior Princess.
INTERVIEWER: Lovely meeting you, Yejide. Kudos on the good job you are doing, it all involves saving lives. Mind telling us how you discovered The WILD and how long you have been in the community?
YEJIDE: I follow Captain E’s blog and that was where I first saw the advert about The WILD. I joined in February 2020 and its been a wonderful ride.
INTERVIEWER: Captain Eziaha’s blogs provide a rich slipstream of wisdom for sure. As a member of The WILD, how has The WILD Community impacted your spiritual life and lifestyle?
YEJIDE: The WILD Community has kept me grounded. “I cannot not be on fire for God!” The books we read, the fasting, the prayers, the bible study. Everything has helped to form the woman I am becoming.
When I first joined The WILD, I was just weaning my daughter. I had not fasted in almost a year. Joining The WILD helped me to start fasting again. At first, it wasn’t easy but the corporate grace helped me.
Another thing I love about The WILD is the sisterhood; it’s not everyday you get a safe space for women to just love up on God without drama.
It has also helped me to deal with distractions. I used to spend a lot of time on Instagram but that really changed after our Wild Daniel fast. Now, I can go on for days without checking IG. I don’t even have a personal account anymore. I now channel the time into something more meaningful.
INTERVIEWER: I can really relate with all you mentioned; The WILD has really helped us to manage distractions. Time spent on endless social media scrolling can be chanelled into more purposeful things. So true!
In the light of all these, who is your WILD hero in this season and why?
YEJIDE: My WILD hero has to be Anna the prophetess. I identify with her on so many levels. After my husband passed away, I felt like my whole life was paused. It really felt like I was never going to be able to make any sense out of my life. Anna the prophetess gives me hope.
She was also widowed at a young age but she spent the rest of her life in purpose. She was one of the people that prayed for the coming of the Messiah. She was consistent and her eyes eventually saw the consolation of Israel. So I know that despite all that has happened, it is not the end of my life. In fact, God just started with me.
INTERVIEWER: My heartfelt condolence for your loss, Sis.
Anna is truly a person of hope. She kept the faith and kept praying and interceding. Though her purpose may have seemed unimportant to some, I love that she was consistent. She fulfilled purpose and saw the Messiah.
What is your go to scripture that you can recite from memory?
YEJIDE: This is a tough one ohhhhh. I have many go to scriptures.
“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”Romans8:28, KJV
It just reminds me that as long as I keep loving God, everything will work together for my good.
INTERVIEWER: I just love Romans chapter 8! It’s a faith booster for me, the assurance that all things (even the seemingly unpleasant situations) work for my good.
What is the most memorable event in your life?
YEJIDE: One of the most memorable events in my life is the day I saw my final result and became a doctor. I was so elated because it had taken years of sweat and tears to get there. I was about 20 weeks pregnant when I wrote the exams and it was nothing short of a miracle that I did well. I remember telling my late husband that I passed and his expression is something I will never forget.
INTERVIEWER: Wow! The joy of success against all odds is unexplainable. God sure saw you through and made you rejoice. Even with the 20 weeks pregnancy, the exam worked for your good.
If you could be best friends with anyone in the world, who would you choose?
YEJIDE: No answer🤣🤣🤣🤣
INTERVIEWER: No comments… 😂🤣. To choose best friend no easy.
What is the biggest lesson you’ve learnt recently?
YEJIDE: I am a worrier by nature however, God is helping me. I was studying my Bible recently when I got to Matthew 19:26
“Jesus looked at them intently and said, “Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But with God everything is possible.””Matthew 19:26,NLT
I am trusting God for some things and they look so big and daunting but when I saw this scripture, it just did something to my heart. It dawned on me afresh that there is really nothing God cannot do.
In NSPPD parlance “what God cannot do does not exist.”
INTERVIEWER: Yes oo, what our GOD cannot do does not exist. He is the God of possibilities. So as his children we must learn to trust him completely. If you were stuck on an Island and you had the opportunity to carry only 3 things, what would they be?
YEJIDE: I will take my phone, my note taking bible and water.
INTERVIEWER: Excellent choices, sis.
Finally for today, what is your best personality trait, that is, what do people notice a lot about your personality that warms you up to them?
YEJIDE: I think it is my thoughtfulness and I can also be very quiet. This draws people to me; then they get close and realize I am not so quiet.😊😊😊
INTERVIEWER: Hahaha, I remember the first impression I had of you was that you are a quiet person. Those in your inner circle get the juicier and the not so quiet part of you.
Thank you so much, Sis Yejide, for sharing so generously with us. I had a great time listening to you and I picked some lessons. I believe our sisters will too when they read through.
Over to you, sisters. I believe you enjoyed this WILD interview as much as I did. So, please, drop a comment of your key takeaways from it.
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Drop a comment, Sis.
Lots of Love,
For The WILD Editorial Team.