During my childhood at about 10 years old, a church leader, Gaby McKellar prayed over me, prophesying she said,
“Monique you are a very unique person, different. You will be able to reach people your parents, family or no one you know can ever reach.”
For years I have thought that meant through my life’s pathways and what I have overcome I will be able to help a much different demographic to all I knew at the time, church members, family, that cluster of Christianity I had been limited to.
But I was talking to my one true friend Craig, and by talking to I am being literal, I talk, Craig listens when he can see I am on one of my idea-streaks. It dawned on me that this is only one aspect of this prophecy’s meaning.
When I was in the womb, my mother prayed to Jesus and asked for a “different child.” I was born, brunette and dark eyes, the manifestation of my physical differences to that of my blonde and blue-eyed two sisters.
I will reach people not only because of my life-experience, but because of my personality, the very core of how I was made, not just circumstances because of the choices of others. True to my self-image issues, I have always thought it would have nothing to do with my emotional expression to the core, merely relating the emotions I experienced because of others and subsequent situations.
I now realise that although I was stifled by trauma in my youth, I am so unique, eccentric and creative, forward-thinking, intelligent and passionate down-to-the-core that this is the catapult for my freedom, and yours. Out of everyone I grew up with I have realized that I am the only one that because of my experiences yet owing to my God-given personality,
Believe me it is tough to be this way, and yes I very very often feel humiliated in my own eyes. But this is my purpose.Only because I was created in this way am I able to do this, otherwise I would not be me. This realization was compounded this morning when talking to mother and she reminded me of the first sentence of that prophecy.
I am unique and different, its just as much as part of the prophecy as reaching people.
“Thank You my Father, Your timing is perfect. This self-realisation is so liberating for me”