I have read Maya Angelou before but never took the time to learn her story until recently, when she was molested at the age of 8, and the person who committed the crime was found dead the next day, young Maya stopped speaking for 5 years thinking that it was her words that killed him. She goes on to say that it was a time she found solace in reading and the foundations for the phenomenal woman she became was built in those years of her quietness.
Time and time again I come across amazing individuals whose trials birthed their triumphs, their vicious challenges resulted in their victories - I once had a conversation with a wise man who said that his hobby was reading people, he said “if you look keenly enough, you can read the persons story”. Today I am grateful for the wisdom of the experienced, the life lessons that’s embodied in people who have lived life and conquered their mountains - most importantly I am thankful to God for phenomenal women who has protected the wonder that lies within their souls and touched the world to make it a better place.
Thank you Lord! “She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.”
Proverbs 31:25-26, 30 NIV #shineforjesus2018#iwillglorifyyou