Did you ever imagine that you would be at the place you are right now? Neither did I but it happened. In 1995 at the young age of 15 I too became a teen mother. Another statistic to be looked down on. Another reason for all the critics to engage in negative conversations. A lot of emotions to deal with a lot of decisions to make that would affect more than just be but also this beautiful baby girl that God had given me. All children are a gift from God. He makes no mistakes in creating life.
As a single parent little did I know just how tough this road was going to be. A once lovable young man was now nowhere to be found when I needed him the most. This journey of teen parenthood can be a very lonely and difficult time to deal with. You have to endure so many things. You are emotionally stressed beyond measure. There is no more you but all your energy and time goes into to trying to take care of a baby when you can barely take care of yourself. How did I get to this point in my life? What in the world was I thinking? Those and so many more questions will plague your mind but know this one thing You Are Still Somebody!
Yes, you made an unwise decision that had a very serious consequence that resulted in brining another life into this world but the end is nowhere near. God can take what looks like a hopeless situation and turn it around for you good if you let Him. I was blessed to have a great support system in my parents, my brother, relatives and friends of my parents. Not everyone has that support. I was destined and determined to make it out. I wasn’t going to be just another teen mother. I was going to be a teen mother with a testimony that would help others. My motto became Philippians 4:13, I can do all things through Christ which strengthen me. You too can do all things through Christ.
Don’t allow yourself to get stuck on what others tell you that you cannot accomplish. With God all things are possible. You too can become just as successful as the next person if you believe in yourself. You are going to have to make some tough decisions down the road but if you stay persistent and prayed up all things will work together for your good. This is not an easy journey to travel by no means but you can do it. I was not the smartest kid in school but I made it and God gets all the glory. I still make stupid mistakes along the way but God carried me through all of them.
I was blessed to be able to attend college and receive my bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. If that wasn’t enough I went back and received a bachelor’s degree in Science majoring in Culinary Arts. If God saw me through, then I know that He can and will do the same for you. He has no respect of persons. Get yourself together and envision greater for your life and that of your child. You will only go as high as you can dream. Your dreams are not over maybe a little delayed but not denied.
Get up honey and get going. You still have greatness to achieve. The world is waiting on you. I’m waiting on you but most important God is waiting on you. You Are Still Somebody! It is my prayer that this blog will encourage to accomplish everything that God has already ordained for your life. Be honest with yourself and face your fears head on because with the help of the Lord you are unstoppable.