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Turmoil 2

Turmoil: A story about Low Self Esteem

August 30, 2021

Grace was angry after she dropped the call. She was confused and didn’t know what to do. She decided to go to her mentor, Mrs. Faith for counsel.

Grace: good afternoon Mrs. Faith


Mrs. Faith: good afternoon Grace. It’s a pleasure to see you. How are you doing?


Grace: I’m fine ma. where is everyone?


Mrs. Faith: daddy is inside, and the children have gone back to school.


(Grace entered the house to greet daddy and came back outside)
Grace: Mrs. Faith, I came to discuss something with you


Mrs. Faith: Hope no problem dear?


Grace: not really, ma. I have this boy that has been troubling me for a while now.


Mrs. Faith: hmmm


Grace: I don’t want to accept his proposal


Mrs. Faith: why?


Grace: he is too handsome.


Mrs. Faith: too handsome? How is that a problem?


Grace: I feel he is too handsome to be seen with a girl like me. I can’t even imagine us together. I think he only wants to have sex with me and dump me.


Mrs. Faith: is that’s how you truly feel? Please tell me what is on your mind exactly. Do you like him? Have you prayed about him?


Grace: I actually think he’s the right one for me but I’m not sure I’m right for him.


Mrs. Faith: grace, I think the problem is just in your head. (Grace was shocked). You feel as if you don’t deserve to be loved. If you don’t love yourself, you will never understand anyone’s love. Why do you think you are not beautiful?


Grace: while I was growing up, my siblings always mock me. My brothers will make jest of me, call me names. They usually say I’m short, too dark. I never felt loved. I was always withdrawn and hurt. I know they won’t lie because they’re my siblings. As a result of this, I agreed to date any guy who is interested in me. I thought I’ll find the love I never received from my siblings. Instead, I found hurt and pain. I was used and dumped. This made me conclude that I wasn’t loved. That’s why I don’t want to give relationship a chance anymore.


Mrs. Faith: now I understand why you think like that. Do you think God made a mistake creating you like this?


Grace: sincerely ma, I don’t know


Mrs. Faith: God never make mistakes. Have you seen them mock other girls before?


Grace: I’m not the only one ma. I’ve seen them mock other girls before


Mrs. Faith: do they have your stature?


Grace: no, they don’t


Mrs. Faith: it was never about you. They were only playing but they never knew it would affect you negatively. They really didn’t feel that way about you. I’m sure they love you. They never meant what they said. You are not ugly, you are perfect. Open your bible to Psalm 139:14 -15

14 
I will give thanks and praise to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Wonderful are Your works,
And my soul knows it very well.
15 
My frame was not hidden from You,
When I was being formed in secret,
And intricately and skillfully formed [as if embroidered with many colors] in the depths of the earth.
Psalm 139:14-15 (amp)

God has created you perfectly. He never makes mistake. Tell yourself this every morning. He loves you just the way you are. All is have to do is to accept this fact and be happy with yourself. Grace give love a chance.
Grace: thank you ma. I really appreciate the counsel. I have never seen things from this perspective.



Grace was very happy she sought counsel. She decided to give Ayo a chance.

Written by Adelekan Bolanle

I am a mother of two beautiful daughters. A Content Writer, Web Developer, Entrepreneur, Maths Teacher and a Lover of God. I am passionate about writing and helping people find answers to their questions.

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