About the Author

For Eniola Abioye, words are everything. Through songwriting, children’s books, creative multi-media collaborations, and poetry, she crafts authentic, word-based content from her heart. In addition to writing, Eniola is a touring worship leader. She is passionate about changing the narrative for young people of color and empowering them to share...

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  1. Good for you! I hope you continue to practice selfcare. It us the one thing we can give ourselves to cancel self hate. That is a demonic spirit that must be banished from your life. Stay well.

  2. So happy for your new beginnings. I felt this on so many levels. Thank you for sharing your story and vulnerability with us. Give yourself a big hug.

  3. I choose, after many years, to accept who God made me; flaws and all. I reject the negatives in my head and move to the reality of who I say I am in Christ. I realized, finally, it’s only what God says that I am that really matters. God has made all the difference. I found His promises and wisdom are fulfilling and peaceful. I can’t serve two masters so, I have chosen the best which serves me well; the Lord Jesus Christ. I am happier, peaceful, and beautiful. Realizing my life is already scripted; testing the script and who He says I am has proven to be true, has given me a new lease on life, and more confidence to trust Him … just Him. The truth be told, (I realized) what I’d been disgruntled about for so long is what others wanted and blasted me for being blessed with it: confidence, poise, gratitude, humility, and love for all mankind. At 76, I’ve finally realized my life is a picture of God’s favor on me to live the God-given purpose for which he created me. “Thank you Father for your unconditional love toward me. I am happy in Jesus and the songs and Psalms preparing me for eternal life is music, sweet music, to my ears. To God be the glory!”

  4. I’m learning to embrace my becoming by showing myself grace; distancing myself from negativity, insults, and distorted views from people I thought understood and saw me. I have since set boundaries for myself and others in order to gain clarity about the direction of my existence. It’s difficult because I am still figuring out who I am and what I’m meant to be/do. I’m not just a mother, home-school teacher, home cook and baker, I’m a 54 year old black woman living with cancer, with more learning to do. And in tiny increments, God is allowing me time to embrace who He created me to be and accomplish what He predestined me to do as I move graciously through life.

  5. So authentic. It’s my story that I’m dealing with as a 59 year old woman. It’s also giving me vibes of some things my 23 year old daughter may be facing. I appreciate the realness, flaws and all.

  6. Thanks so very much for these words. As I am struggling with embracing the 64yr old lady in the mirror. She has come a long way in just liking herself; let alone loving herself! But this beautiful reading has helped me to understand I’m going in the right direction.

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