In these turbulent times it’s very easy to become overwhelmed, to lose hope, or even worse, to lose faith. But it’s exactly at times like these,
when the world around us is in chaos, that we need faith and hope the most.
I’ve learned many lessons over the years, some taught in a classroom, some taught by life. The lessons and truths I take most to heart, however, were the ones taught by my mother. If you’ve read any of my other blog posts, you know that I was raised in a very poor village in Nigeria. My success today is a direct result of the unwavering strength and sacrifice of my mother and her determination and insight into the importance of education and faith.
When my mother was diagnosed with cancer, our family was devastated. My mother however, stood strong in her faith and reminded us that we should never lose hope.
In page 50 of my book, Great Mother Heart, I note:
“Hope is a conduit of grace that helps us to continue in misfortunes; if we lose hope, or stop believing in hope, then we lose an essential survival power in ourselves.
No matter how difficult the circumstances could be, I would strongly recommend that when people are going through such tough phases in life, they should never despair and give up hope. Just pray and keep on praying with complete faith and determination and see how miracles happen. I have learned this by myself, not to lose sight of prayer; it’s your faith that will save you and bring you back.”
This message still holds true today, and I encourage you to stay strong in your faith.