TWSC Series: Footprints of a Survivor – What’s in your Hand

Footprints of a Survivor is a column written by Kim Mukwa, a survivor of childhood physical, emotional and sexual abuse. In each article, she reveals the layers of pain she lived through, the damage it caused and the steps she is taking to heal emotionally.

August is my birthday month. It’s times like these that really get me thinking about how far I have come and how much I have grown, not only physically but mentally, socially and spiritually.

As I was perusing through the Bible, I came across the well-known story of Moses and his parting of the Red Sea – how the staff in his hand transformed into a powerful supernatural force that has gone down in history as one of the great miracles. I watched a movie of the story, and it took my breath away – how the walls of water stood on both sides with all the different kinds of sea creatures watching the Israelites as they passed by.

I know that right now if I had a staff in my hand, I would probably use it to threaten one my kids’ tantrums out of their body, LOL.

What is in your hand?

A tennis racket in Serena’s hands means millions. A microphone in Beyoncé’s hands gets the world into a frenzy. So I will ask again: What is in your hand?

We all have something in our hands. We possess the power and ability to achieve remarkable things in life. Power to do great exploits.

If you really look at it, there are things we do with our hands literally that no one – for example, in the family – can do. Take for instance my son. He makes a mean omelette. For the life of me, I do not how he does it. He just has the magic touch, and that made me realize that he is going to be a great chef.

As women, we often get lost in the everyday chores and duties, but I urge each and every one of you reading this to truly ask yourself what is in your hands. Your whole life depends on the answer to this question. The world must not miss out on the great things that you can do. Everything is in your reach if you can figure out what it is that you want to achieve.

My brother sent me a link to a computer program being conducted by a big university. I applied, but little confidence went into it. To my surprise, I received a call saying that I had been chosen for the program. Oh, my confidence just sky-rocketed! It confirmed so many things in my life. It’s the morale booster I needed. Even though, because of unforeseen circumstances, I could not go ahead with the program, I know that when the time comes, the doors shall open for me.

I know that what is in my hands can never be taken away by anyone. And even if they take it, they wouldn’t know how to use it because I’m unique like that, LOL.

As I write this piece, I possess so much confidence and positivity as I enter the 34th year of my life.
As long as I know what is in my hands, only the endless galaxy is my limit.

Good day, ladies!

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