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June 5: It's my birthday

06 June 2014, 11:55 Martin Beck Nworah

"Thank you Lord for the gift of life, mould me into a shining light to bless my generation". Amen!

June 5 is my birthday and I'm really short of words. Looking at my life in the last 365 days,I cannot but marvel at the wonders of creation and thank God for the gift of grace for this race. It hasn't been easy;but he has always been faithful. I will tell a long story about my life in the last 365...its a take away.

From last June to this June I have grown into a man...a very stubborn man. I have encountered individuals that made me feel so special and loved. Yet again,many have brought me down to my feet and made me regret ever being a human. It all started when I took a decision that I will take absolute control of my life. I lack friends not because I don't need them,but because very many around me can't bear the burden of friendship...they want the roses,but refuse the thorns in the rose.

My name is Martin Beck Nworah;I am happy and grateful to God for the man I'm turning into. Life is a race and I have learnt that not everyone and everything is needed in this race. Some will come into your life to bless you,others will come in to curse you,some others will certainly come in to confuse you while a greater percentage will just look and watch you pass by. In all of these,I have never lost hope. I have never failed to believe that my life will turn out for the better.

I have been depressed and turn apart several times. Betrayed by the ones I loved and trusted, yet I have never stopped loving and trusting. I have been hurt beyond measures and disappointed to a point that I will say no and end it all...but I still kept the faith. Its God I know. I thank him for this special gift of grace for the race. Everyday afforded me the opportunity to learn and grow. Many say I dream a lot but I am quick to add that my dreams are becoming realities and that's why I am here. In all of these,I have tried to hold on...never to be discouraged.

I have lofty dreams but very few people around me share same. I lacked inspiration from my environment so I decided to create my own world and inspire myself. Thanks to God I have started seeing those who dream like me. Never lose faith brothers and sisters...I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. It doesn't matter where you're from like Lupita said;your dreams are still valid. I am excited because I know this generation will bring the much needed change and improvement in our country. I am part of this dream and together,we shall make it a reality.

To those I hurt in the past,its already in the past. To those that hurt me,its as well in the past. We need to build a synergy that will strengthen our life now. So are you ready to come on board? The choice is yours. If you're still hurting;forgive yourself and move on...we are humans.

My life will be incomplete if I failed to thank my many destiny helpers that God brought and is still bringing along my way. When I started this race,it was a like a joke. Many felt I won't be consistent. But God's grace is all I needed to be consistent and today;it is evident that I am here to stay. Thank you so very much for allowing God to use you in blessing my life...I am grateful.

Martin Beck Nworah is short of words and that is way I can't stop typing. Forgive my lack of humour;the seriousness of life has taken away all sheds of laughter from my face. No wait! Maybe not,in place of dejection and sadness,my life has been one hell of an experience filled with joy and laughter. I lack people in my life,but the right ones are here with me. To my family,few loyal friends,my Facebook family,Online loyalists,media houses(print and electronic) and everyone who has inspired this young man to keep on reaching for the skies;I am grateful. May God continue to bless and keep you in his care. May he prosper the works of your hands and bring all your positive plans to fruition. Amen!

My name is Martin Beck Nworah and I shall be waiting for you at the Promised Land,there you will pass me a glass of water and thank God for the gift of grace for the race.

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