If there is anyone who gives meaning to the context of dynamite coming in small packages it is Judge of the Western Cape High Court -Nolwazi Boqwana.
A group of ladies in high heels, colourful dresses and matching fascinators came together at a bespoke guest house to hear the wise words of Her Honour.
At first glance, one might think of her as dainty and soft, but wait until she stands on a pulpit.
The title of her message was “Know Your Worth”. A powerful delivery of how we can be sure of our identity if we learn what it means to be created in the image of God. This suggestion immediately established a sense of worth in the crowd.
“When you know, who are and who you are not, it informs your decision-making process,” she iterated. A dawning and defining moment for many of us.
The Lion King was her frame of reference. Remember the animated adventures of the young lion Simba, the heir of his father, Mufasa? The story is about Simba’s wicked uncle (the enemy), Scar, who plots to usurp Mufasa’s throne by luring father and son into a stampede of wildebeests. But Simba escapes, and only Mufasa is killed.
While the uncle rules with an iron paw, the prince grows up beyond the Savannah with his friends Timon and Pumbaa, aimlessly living by a philosophy: No worries for the rest of your days.
The plot twist occurs when his long last friend, Nala, comes to visit him to inform him of the squander of his kingdom. The young Prince must decide his fate: will he remain an outcast, or face his demons (Scar) and become the King he was called to be?
Based on this example, Judge Boqwana encouraged the crowd to dust off old dreams and ideas that they may have long forgotten. She encouraged us to stand firm for what is right, as this commands respect. She told us to dominate and tread fearlessly in every area of our lives.
Our callings are not linked to our success and promotion only; many people are reliant on them and will be impacted by them only if we to respond to the call.
The one quote of hers that I took away and have being pondering on is: “Consciousness informs behaviour.”
Everything you do, every decision you take and treatment you accept is based on how you view yourself. The power of carrying this out comes from knowing your worth.