‘I struggled in school from a young age: I was under performing. I had difficulty believing in myself and this immensely hindered my progress. There came a point where I thought to myself, “What can I do to change this situation?” I was eighteen at the time and fed up of being hopeless. That’s when I decided to take part in the “Nation of the 318” meetings at the Universal Church, every Monday.
Attending the meetings helped me to see myself differently: it pushed me to go against my insecurities and my habit of shying away from anything that takes me out of my comfort zone. The meetings were really a boost to keep me going. After making God a part of my academic life and taking the necessary actions, my grades started improving, and I managed to get into university. However, at university the workload increased and thoughts such as “you can’t do it”, “you’re going to fail”, and “you’re not good or smart enough”, filled my mind.
Nonetheless, I knew that in order for me to succeed, I had to believe in myself and so I rejected those thoughts. In the end, I graduated with a grade I never thought I would achieve by myself and I found a good job. I am very happy and looking forward to greater things!’