Happy November, apologies for the inconsistency last month. October was such a stressful month, I had so much on my plate, mostly from relocating back to Abuja. Yup, I’m back in my family house. Well that’s a story for another day.
I read the book rebirth a few weeks ago ( yes this post is long overdue ) and I learned so much from it. This book was written by the gorgeous Juliana Olayode, she shared her ‘ grass to grace’ story. I felt anger, pain and joy while reading this book, I think I shed a tear at some point.
There were so many other lessons from this book, however I think these are the ones that stood out the most for me.
- God can lift anyone anytime
Of course I’ve always known this, but it was a reminder that God can actually come through for you when or how you least expect it. So do not box God. The day her friend invited her for the Auditions that turned her life around, I’m not sure she knew that was the beginning of a turn around for her.
- While you’re waiting, be ready
I know the God factor was involved but this made me see things differently, what if Juliana wasn’t active in church while she was waiting for admission? What if she totally neglected her acting talent? It’s important to be ready for opportunities. What people call luck is when preparation meets opportunity.
- Somethings aren’t always how they seem
So when this book was published, lol I already had a biased mind towards it because somehow I believed the rumours about the author which she clarified in the book. Give people a chance to prove themselves because everything you see on the internet isn’t the truth. Selah.
- Family aren’t only people you’re related to by blood
Reading this book made me realise how important it is to build the right relationships. By family, I do not only mean people who you’re related to by blood. There are certain relationships God will bring your way, those are the relationships you must cherish and build because in the days of trials, those are the people who will stand by you. I admired how Juliana’s friends and family stood by her even when she faced the bashing on social media, everyone needs that kind of support system
- Everyone goes through a process
I would never have thought Juliana had such horrible experiences while growing up ; the poverty, the abuse, the rejection etc. Everything you may be going through may not all be Gods plan, but God has a way of turning the mess into a message.
- Sometimes your story isn’t for you only
After reading the whole book, I began to see Juliana in a different light, I followed her on instagram, read the testimonies of people her book has helped, at such a young age, she’s already touching lives and inspiring people all over the world. What if she never experienced any of this? What if her story wasn’t this peculiar? Your life story may save another soul.
Have you read the Rebirth? if you have, what are your thoughts on it ? If you haven’t, will you consider reading it? You should give it a try.
Thanks for reading.