By Busari Yusuf
Nigerian OAP and bestselling author of ‘On Becoming’, Toke Makinwa, has revealed why she gave her book that name.
According to Toke, the Holy Spirit gave the book that has a detailed exposition of what she went through in her past relationship the title.
Here’s what she wrote :
“Someone asked me why the title “On Becoming”. The Holy Spirit gave me that name. I remember thinking of a name for this project and when I got ‘On Becoming’… I wasn’t quite sure why or what it meant in totality but on a flight to Houston yesterday, it hit me, I am a work in progress, no full stop till am gone. I am unfinished, incomplete, the story is still being written, the race is long and God has given me purpose.
The last few years of my life hasn’t been the easiest but thru it all I have grown, I am becoming. I have heard people say “are you the only one to go through tough times” and my response remains the same – what did you do with what you went through? How did you help someone else grow thru your struggle, the purpose is always bigger than the pain, did you learn all you have to keep it to yourself?
It’s OK not to get the vision, it is not for everyone. I feel empowered, I feel chosen and again, the Lord has sent me on another mission. Something big is coming…
The book has been at the centre of several controversies.