ODM September 18 2020
FROM CHILD ABUSE VICTIM TO A LAWYER: MAKE YOUR LIFE COUNT!
A female Facebook user in Nigeria took to social media and made this statement, “Your life is what you make of it”. She then went on to tell the story of her life. According to the story, she was abandoned by her mother at the age of 7 months, Her father and stepmother were left to take care of her. Her stepmother (now late), subjected her to all manner of maltreatnment.
ODM September 18 2020
Many times, she underwent starvation. ODM September 18 2020 – FROM CHILD ABUSE VICTIM TO A LAWYER: MAKE YOUR LIFE COUNT! he would go without food, not Just for hours, but several times for days until she saw death staring her in the face. On one occasion, she was so hungry that she had to eat the leftover food of their dog which she was supposed to discard (throw away). As God would have it, their neighbor’s son caught her eating the dog’s leftover food. The young man told his mother what had happened. That evening, the boy’s mother invited her for questioning to ascertain if what her son had told her was true.
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She was so terrified that she begged the woman not to tell her stepmother, because if she did, she would be beaten severely. When the woman learnt of her plight, she promised to give her food everyday, a promise she kept until they changed accommodation, without the knowledge of her stepmum. Apart from starvation, she underwent capital punishment. She said she was flogged mercilessly several times until she fainted. Her stepmum applied pepper on different parts of her body includuig her private part, eyes, armpits and neck.
She was sometimes abandoned in one of the toilets in the house for hours without food. She was forced to pray often for death, which never came. Despite all she went through, something good went for her; she was brilliant and cherished education. ODM September 18 2020 – FROM CHILD ABUSE VICTIM TO A LAWYER: MAKE YOUR LIFE COUNT!
She knew within her that a sure way out of her many troubles was for her to become successful in her academics. And she did. Today, she is a proud and beautiful lawyer. She is living her life devoid of all that she went through in her childhood days.
She refused to be chained to her PAST! Rather, she chose to embrace positivity, forgiveness, kindness, peace and love. We all have a PAST and we all have struggles! Many, if not all, have one ugly story or the other to tell about their past or present life. You must never allow the past to drown your tomorrow because your life is your message to the world. You must make sure its inspiring! ODM September 18 2020 – FROM CHILD ABUSE VICTIM TO A LAWYER: MAKE YOUR LIFE COUNT!
The young lady of today’s story became a lawyer out of her ugly past. She refused the negative! Close with Alan Moore: “The past can’t hurt you anymore, not unless you let it.” Put your ugly past behind you; forgive those who have hurt you or despitifully used you as seen in today’s scripture and make your life count! Pray now. (Give out ODM copies and tie a testimony to it! Watch out for the answer!)
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- In your own words, pray about today’s word as led now.
- The past is past! l shall not permit it to capture my future of many colours!
- I shall not allow self-pity, comparing myself to others, regrets or depression get into my heart from this day in Jesus name.
- Forgive those who have wronged or ill-treated you in the past. Pray for the grace to live without malice.
- Father, take away from my life every form of bitterness. Wipe
away my secret tears. Pray about today now. Pray for me and the ODM crew today.
ODM September 18 2020 – FROM CHILD ABUSE VICTIM TO A LAWYER: MAKE YOUR LIFE COUNT!