that she promoted herself into the business of
manufacturing hair products. Notice that when
others promoted her, she was never promoted
into an excellent position or a position of fortune.
She never tasted wealth and prominence until
she promoted herself. Nobody is going to give
you your dream; you have to rise and take it. You
will never be promoted into fame, you have to
promote yourself into prominence. Great women
realise this and so they do not wait for others to
promote them; they promote themselves.
10. Great women understand that they are enough,
and what they have is enough to set out in pursuit
of their dreams. You may not have everything that
you need but what you have is enough to step
out in the quest of your dream. Whatever else
you need will meet you on your way. So, if you
wait until you have it all, you will never realise
your dream. Rise and pursue the dream; you are
enough as you are.
11. Great women know how to turn their pain to
gain. Where others see pain, great women see
opportunity. Madam C. J. Walker could not have
been the only woman in her day to burn her scalp,
but when she burnt her scalp, she saw beyond the
pain of a burnt scalp to an opportunity to create a
product that made her a fortune.
12. Great women act on their dreams. Too many
people do not achieve their goals because all they
do is talk about it. Madam Walker was probably
not the only woman in her day with a dream to
establish her own hair product manufacturing
business but she saw her dream materialise
because she pursued it; she took action. Talking
about an idea produces no result. Acting on a
dream, however, turns it from something in your
heart to something tangible that you can touch
with your hands.
13. Great women are not those who have had
opportunities as much as they are those who have
seen and seized opportunities. Great women are
not those who have made no mistakes as much
as they are those who have made their life count
despite the errors.
14. Great women are an inspiration to other women.
Their story sends across a simple but powerful
message to other women. One that says, if I can,
so can you. Madam C. J. Walker promoted herself
from the daughter of a slave to a woman who built
her own factory on her own ground in a nation
where her father had once been a slave. You can
do much more. Anything is possible for you.
Preparing to Cleave
by Eturuvie Erebor
About the book
On the 21 st of November 2002, while on a journey from Lagos to Port-Harcourt,
God spoke to Eturuvie Erebor clearly about single women who desired to be
married and were frustrated because marriage was not in view and they were
getting older. He said to her; “You will break the yoke of marital delay that keeps
women single against their desire. You will prepare women spiritually, emotion-
ally, mentally, financially, physically and socially for a glorious marriage.”
This vision gave birth to “Preparing to Cleave.” It began as a Bible study group in
February 2004 and has evolved since then. This book was born out of that vision
and multiple seminars held over a decade. It uncovers to the single woman
the various causes of marital delay while equipping her with solutions, includ-
ing prayer points, to end the delay. If you are a woman who is frustrated by
what appears to be your inability to marry, this book is for you. It also includes
a workbook with questions to help you gain a better understanding of your
spouse-to-be during courtship, so, you are certain when you say, I do.
DOZ Magazine | February 2020