When people tell stories of how they overcame challenges and came into knowledge of themselves, it usually sounds like something that happened in a faraway place. This, I think is because the process is oftentimes overlooked in favour of the product.
In my discovery of self, I first established who I was not; I was not my background, neither was I unwanted. I am an Amazon, God’s beloved and a blessing.
I can affirm these with confidence now, but it wasn’t always the case because self-discovery is not always something that randomly happens to you. But then again, I have discovered bits of myself in places where I wasn’t even looking.
Overtime, I have had to dig up the dirt to discover the treasures that lay within me. With each layer I dug, I found parts of me that had been buried in unwholesomeness – shame at being rejected by my father, guilt for circumstances that weren’t my fault and an overall negative self-image that influenced my relationship with people.
Now, I look back on how far I’ve come, all the battles I’ve won with God’s help and realise that everything has helped me metamorphose into the resilient person that I am now. Although, I am far from perfect, I am convinced that this is not the end; there’s still so much more to me that I am yet to discover.
My gratitude lies with the amazing people in my life who I know without a doubt will walk the journey with me and the numerous experiences that molded me into the product I am now – solid GOLD.
How has your journey been?