1 Corinthians 10:13 (KJV) says, “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.”
This Scripture came alive when our guest mentioned something related in the course of our chat. God is always faithful and knows how much each one of us is able to bear. Although, often times we don’t immediately realize this when challenges stare us in the face.
As part of our activities to honor the memory of Late Dr Myles Munroe, we are privileged to have Myles Munroe Junior (MMJ) as our guest today….yaaaayyyy! You know how very humorous God is. Nothing with Him happens by coincidence. God arranged this chat just about a week to the third year remembrance of Dr Myles passage (which was marked on 9th November, 2017). This couldn’t have come at a better time and we are super grateful to God for the opportunity.
When talking to Mr Myles Junior, one can literally hear the voice of Dr Myles. He is so full of depth like his father and he desires to die empty; knowing that he has done every bit of what God wants of him.
1NEBODY: Could you introduce yourself please?
MMJ: My name is Myles Munroe Junior, the Son of late Dr Myles Munroe. He was a local pastor here in the Bahamas, though his ministry took him to other countries, regions and continents throughout the world. I grew up under my dad and eventually got to work along with him in his ministry. Since he passed, my sister and I have taken over. However, my focus is on managing our businesses, creating more businesses, looking for opportunities where we can serve and help others develop their God-given talent.
1NEBODY: Amazing. Can you speak a bit more about how you have been creating opportunities and businesses for people?
MMJ: It’s been great though challenging with the many ideas that I may come up with and the pitfalls that tend to arise when conducting any business that you may get into. It’s one of those things where you have to stay focused on the task at hand and know that the plan that God has given us, He will ensure that they come to pass.
1NEBODY: Would you say this is your life’s Purpose?
MMJ: I think this is just a portion of my purpose for living. Ultimately, part of my purpose is to be a blessing to others. God has blessed my family in order for us to be a blessing. I want to do all I can to make sure that the lives of others are better. Whether it comes in us giving resources or my time in sharing my story, gift or in any facet at all. We also go round to share our thoughts, experiences and faith with as many as want to listen. It’s been rewarding and I am always excited when I see people whose lives have been changed by first my father’s messages and now our messages that we are putting out. I am also hoping to get more into the philanthropic arm of what the organization is about and what our family has been about. Being able to give whatever is needed to whoever needs it (individual or organization) has been my core. Ultimately, I am working towards being able to put myself in a situation where I will be able to assist others in achieving what God has called them to do.
1NEBODY: Wow, all these is still a portion of your purpose. Could you summarize what you think is the whole purpose for your existence?
MMJ: Like I said, my gift has to do with giving. So I think the purpose of my existence is to ultimately die empty. I want to die having given all that I have been placed on the earth to do. I want to be able to fine tune all the gifts of those around me. I am currently in the process of writing a book. At the same time, I am looking at various business proposals that I can invest into personally which can set me up to achieve the philanthropic goal for myself, the organisation and the family. At the foundation, we’re looking at partnerships with various organisations to host various events where we can train and help people develop their leadership abilities and being able to live their lives to their best ability. I want to be able to assist individuals in being complete persons; this includes their personal, social, professional lives. A complete person translates to our success in everything that we do. My dad was such a great advocate for the whole man, concentrating on our spirits, minds and bodies. My sister and I would love to continue with this in our own unique ways. I do enjoy sharing my faith with others as well but I think my strength lies in being able to create different ideas, platforms, businesses, opportunities for others to be able to display and express their gifts and ultimately die empty as well.
1NEBODY: This is getting very interesting. Was sustaining the legacy a choice or something you had to do after the death of your parents?
MMJ: Well, I moved home in 2009 to work along with my dad. My goal was always to work with him and expand on everything he had been doing. We had a lot of things we were working on at the time and what we had planned to do in future. It was always my goal to sustain his legacy , our family’s legacy and move these forward. His passing only put things in quicker motion than I might have anticipated. But ultimately, that had been the plan since I made the decision to move home in 2009.
1NEBODY: What has been your experience so far?
MMJ: Well, it’s been challenging. As anyone could expect, losing both parents unexpectedly placed me in an uncomfortable position that I don’t think I was ready for. Everything that occurred at the time but you know God is good and He understood what my sister and I would have been able to withstand and He prepared us for that exact moment. It’s not been easy and it’s still not easy. It’ll remain a learning process that we both have to go through but at the same time, we understand that we are only placed on this earth for a particular period. Tomorrow isn’t promised to anyone. That is why we have to work on a daily basis, not wasting time. We should be focused on developing our gifts. I take it one day at a time. Some days are harder than others but each day is a step towards the ultimate goal of our family and organization which is, “ transforming followers into leaders and leaders into agents of change.”
MMJ: Yes. It’s something we established about two years ago, in 2015. It’s an extension of our international ministry aimed at promoting the community based initiatives that we have both locally in Bahamas and in other countries as well.
1NEBODY: How many countries have you been to since the foundation?
MMJ:I have been travelling my entire life. I have been to well over 80 countries now and maintained relationships in all these places. These networks have been very useful in doing the foundation’s works.
1NEBODY: Are these direct extensions of the foundation?
MMJ: It’s not a direct extension of the Munroe foundation but yes, we do foundational work with these people and the whole purpose still borders on transforming followers into leaders and leaders into agents of change.
1NEBODY: Would the philanthropic activities of the foundation to be centered in the Bahamas only or across the world?
MMJ: Across the world. We are a global organization. Everything we do needs to have a global effect or impact.
1NEBODY: What’s the plan for Munroe foundation in the next couple of years?
MMJ: We have various initiatives which we use to achieve the organisation’s vision. We offer scholarships, training, mentoring programs, community-based initiatives where we go into communities, spend time with kids, provide them basic amenities and on a larger scale partnering with organisations around the world to focus on leadership training and personal development. I think one of the ultimate goals of the foundation is to establish the Munroe institute. It will be similar to a school, where we want to be able to develop on our own curricula based on my father’s teachings on Leadership, Kingdom, Purpose and Potential . We will be using all those materials to develop teaching courses where we are able to provide training in a school setting. We also want people to be able to get credit for the work they are learning. Ultimately, transforming them into better individuals.
1NEBODY: That sounds amazing already. Thank you so much for sparing some time to grant this chat. It’s been very interesting talking to you. God bless you and help you to keep the Munroe legacy stronger.
MMJ: Amen. It’s been a pleasure talking to you as well.