I remember growing up there was this nursery rhyme I really cannot remember now, but one line I can never forget in the rhyme is “Wednesday’s child is full of woe” I hated that nursery rhyme for that line because I was born on a Wednesday and used to feel bad that my life was full of woe. Until I realized I didn’t have to define my life based on a silly song, so I formed my own version to be- “Wednesday’s child is full of WONDER!” And indeed, my life is so full of wonders; in fact, I’m a wonder woman because my Father is the God of wonders!
I thought of how best to celebrate today and I decided to share some of the life lessons that have helped me to become the woman I am today and the woman I am BECOMING. I get a lot of compliments from various people both young and old saying they are so impressed and proud of all that I have done at my very young age, even though I personally don’t believe that I am that young anymore. I mean, I’m 28 already! And I don’t believe I have done so much yet, there’s still a long way to go and I have only just scratched the surface.
Embrace your story
A lot of people are ashamed of their stories, so they try their best to erase it out of their memories and live life like it doesn’t exist. Well, I’ve learnt that until you embrace your story, whatever it is, you may never be able to fully embrace the future you were created for.
Asides from being born out of wedlock, my mom tried to abort me three times; my mum and dad both married separate people years after I was born and so all my siblings are steps. For most part of my childhood, I was bitter and angry with my dad for not marrying my mum. It was until I accepted this part of my story and let go of the bitterness that I became stronger and closer to God. I used to tell myself God wanted me to be fully His, so He put me in between two families so no one could fully claim me. But what’s your story? Embrace it. Your story is really not about you but about the lives that will be liberated when they hear your story and how you triumphed.
Live up to your purpose and not people’s expectations
People, especially your family, have their expectations of what they want you to do with your life and who they think you should become. At some point, you are going to have to stand up for yourself and choose your purpose over their expectations. No, it won’t be easy, but it would be worth it.