I thought widows were sorry sight or that was what my country made me think. I could not get a job in my country because they said I was above the age of doing a good job and also, the moment they heard I was a widow, the next thing that came out of their mouth was “you are beautiful, let’s meet at a hotel and play”.
You can imagine being married to an Inspector General of Police (AIG), with all the luxuries that goes with it, from having your personal Audi to drivers, servants etc, obeying your every bidding and all of a sudden, you find yourself in a world where you won’t had wished your enemy to be in.
I tried my hands on so many things that never really worked out. I was seen and called lazy by some people and some would look at me and call me greatness/great woman. I never saw that greatness in me, and I wondered. But God had great plans for my life and decided it was time to bring out that greatness in me (indeed no time is too late for God).
I came across two powerful men of God that changed my view about life. My pastor and my general overseer. I re-dedicated my life to Christ and started a journey of bringing out my gifts and potentials. I knew I could sing, but I never knew God wanted to use it to make me a somebody from a nobody. Singing is the only thing I could give up anything for (but not my kids) hmmm. You could wake me up from sleep and I would sing like a nightingale. And now it makes me sit among kings and queens.
My dream is to bring young widows, both educated and not educated widows together, make them know that we are not pity sights, beggars or sex objects that can be used before being offered anything good in life. But in us, is so much greatness, gifts and potentials, that if located and used, will take us to where the more fortunate ones can’t attain,To be soldiers for Christ.
Now I do things I never knew I could do before. I don’t only sing, I write, am a songwriter and composer, am an actress, i make beads and also a talent hunt judge and lots more. If I had never met Jesus Christ now, how would I had known this greatness in me?
I am not a sorry sight. I stand out. Am no more lost in the crowd, I am controversial, am not inconsequential. I saw the dream and now am featuring in it by His Amazing Grace. My name is Gina Pat, am an advocate for widows. What’s your dream?
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