It’s been a while we had our usual Thursday’s series; Life ‘n’ Choices. But we are back and better by God’s grace. We will be glad to have your comment, advice and contribution.
To kick off again, we will be looking at the story of a young girl and the choices she made. The names used are not real because the person prefers anonymity.
Episode 9 here
Joy turned sixteen some years ago and after gaining admission into the university at such a tender age, she promised herself to explore all the freedom available to a young and vibrant undergraduate.
She was raised in a God-fearing home. The first decade and an half of her life was spent under strict rules and regulations. Her overbearing parents never explained the reasons for the numerous rules and code of conduct. She just learned not to question their judgment.
Every decision taken in her life was either made by her parents or enforced by her tutors in church. However, in the university, it was a different ball game because quick decisions will have to be made concerning what electives to do, what to major in and what kind of people to make your best friends. With her docile and deferring demeanour, she gravitated towards her hard partying room mate. Before long, she had aborted six pregnancies within eighteen months. During her penultimate year in the university, she lost her womb to unprofessionally conducted abortion.
She surrendered her life to Christ in her final year; believed God has forgiven and will heal her since she’s now a new creature. She met her husband during her National Youth Service scheme in Abuja and after sixteen months of courting, they were married. However, she is being traumatised by the Gynaecologist’s words:
“It will take a miracle for you to ever conceive, Joy”. He had said so when she discreetly went to see him in his office.
To Joy’s undiscerning parent, their daughter got married unsoiled. How will she face the man she profess to love or her parents to open her can of worms? Her marriage is four years already and she’s still unable to tell her husband the reason for their childlessness. She feels she will hurt him more since he was a virgin when they got married.
What godly step can she take in the face of self-condemnation and guilt confronting her?
To let the cat out of the bag or to keep mute about her past trusting God for a miracle?
Tuesdays – Dabira
Thursdays – Life n Choices
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