One Ghanaian pastor, Mensa Otabil has revealed to his congregation that his mother described him as her “ugliest child” when he was young.
The founder of International Central Gospel Church (ICGC) made the revelation while teaching his congregation about the power of words and how words are strong and can impact one, positively or negatively.
“My mother used to say I was very ugly when I was young, she used to tell me. She said: ‘Of all my children, you were the ugliest,” Pastor Otabil said on Sunday, 29 April.
Pastor Otabil added that “She used to tell me that. I don’t know whether it was a joke or she was serious but she used to tell me that. She used to say when she carried me on her back – she used to sell around – and she’ll say: ‘When I carry you on my back and people ask me’: ‘Is that your child?’ ‘I say: No’. I think she was joking anyway because I’m handsome. What do you think? Look what the Lord has done. But she said of all the children, ‘you were the ugliest,” .
Pastor Otabil opined during the sermon that he had seen very ugly people in life but today everybody hails them.
He concluded by saying: “I know people who when they were young were very ugly, and have become beauty queens, you see their head running backwards and forwards and everybody says: ‘This girl, your head is like a hammer’, and now they are ‘Miss Something’ or the other, they’ve won a beauty contest. Because God, when he speaks about you, it’s not based on your current reality, he calls the things which be not as though they were”.