Indeed, winners don’t quit and quitters never win. Life as we know it, are full of bumps in the road, mudslides, thorns, mountains and valleys. Some have a smooth ride in certain areas whiles have it rough and vice versa. No one has it all easy; even the rich and powerful have their own challenges to worry about sometimes. We all expect to reach the rough patches at one point but how do we handle it when there doesn’t seem to be an end to the storms we face?
Those of us who are Christians always quote the verse which says, ‘sorrow might endure for the night but joy comes in the morning’ to encourage ourselves of a brighter day ahead. But what if the night never seems to end? And every new day brings more pain than the previous; that your worst yesterday feels like a tip of the iceberg compared to today’s predicament? How do we keep holding on?
Well, a feature interview with Ghanaian actress Kafui Danku on GhOne TV with Berla Mundi really humbled and inspired me. She recently delivered a beautiful baby girl and she held a fancy pinky reception after the christening. At first, I was wondering why go all out for a baby’s christening as it’s not that common until I heard her story. Then I understood why she celebrated her baby’s birth the way she did.
Before this baby, Kafui had suffered one stillbirth and three miscarriages. Three! Some women would have given up on being a mother but not Kafui. I’ve heard stories of one or two miscarriages but three and a stillbirth, that’s too much for one woman to endure in a lifetime, don’t you think? But as one quote goes, God gives His toughest battles to His strongest soldiers; and Kafui has proven herself to be one strong woman. Thank God for a supportive husband who didn’t blame or give up on her but stood by her side through it all till their desire was fulfilled.
Failures can be disheartening and they have the power to make us doubt ourselves and give up on our potential. What Kafui’s story as well as several others teach me is that failure no matter how many times it occurs doesn’t mean quit; it only means try again. As long as you keep believing God’s promises for your life and you keep working hard, God will repay you for every tear you’ve shed and every pain you’ve endured.
Are you going through hell at the moment? Are you beginning to believe that voice in your head that tells you there’s no hope and God doesn’t care? I hope you’ll find inspiration in Kafui’s story as I have and renew your faith in God. He knows best so let go of what you’ve lost. Hand over what you have left to Him and trust that His timing and plans are the best for you.
Kafui Danku has starred in a number of movies like Any Other Monday, Happy Death Day and Letters To My Mother and I know she’s destined for so much more. You may check out her website here.
Your breakthrough is on the way!
© Josephine Amoako 2017
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