Living a purpose-driven life is something that has always been of utmost importance to this Queen and she'll be the first to tell you just how much her Christian walk has been the cornerstone of her ability to do so. Ahead of launching her new book, Ruvimbo Makoni caught up with Reinvented Today to weigh in on just how much faith can transform ones perspective as they pursue their take on living a "reinvented life". Ruvimbo speaks...
RT: Tell us about yourself: name, location, and why you are reinvented? RM: My name is Ruvimbo Makoni,and I currently live in Harare. I am reinvented because of the transforming power of The Love and Word of God. I can honestly say that I have come a long way from not wanting to talk about certain aspects of my life because of the pain to now being open to allowing God to share my story with women from different walks of life. Reinvention is not a final destination for me, but rather a continuous journey of growth and change. Perspective changes EVERYTHING in life! RT: What has the journey of sharing your story been like for you? Why do you believe now was the right time to give people an inside peek into what has made you the woman you are today?
RM: Sharing my story was a little daunting but ultimately it was liberating because I was able to look back without the depth of emotion that was previously attached to that aspect of my story. So, it was a confirmation of the power of the healing process that I have gone through. I don’t know if I had ever given much thought to ‘now’ being the right time but rather the time and the opportunity arose, and I made an intentional decision to be part of this awesome project. RT: How relevant do you believe the message of combatting insecurity and pursuing an authentic existence is to today’s woman? RM: That’s a great question, without writing an essay about it. Authenticity in my view is about being on a journey with God to finding out who He has made you to be and what your purpose in life is; then having the faith and courage to live a life of purpose. Part of pursuing an authentic existence is dealing with insecurities that often stem from our childhood and for many of us we only deal with these when we are older and recognize that we have weights that are holding us back in some way. It is a message that will always be relevant in my view because as we evolve and grow insecurity can still manifest itself when we least expect it. RT: You have now added the title of “Author” to your list of accomplishments, or perhaps you fall under the list of women who long began telling stories through written content. Talk to us about why you believe it’s important for the African woman to be at the forefront of sharing her story, given today’s competitive media space. RM: I believe it is important to confidently own our stories as African women because if we aren’t bold to stand up, someone else will tell our stories for us and we will have no one to blame but ourselves because more often than not there will be some half-truths in someone else’s interpretation of our stories. As for competition, the people who are meant to hear and embrace our stories will hear them!
RT: How do you hope your story will impact the lives of the readers of “Reinvented & Victorious: The Anthology”? RM: I hope my story will allow the readers to see that there is no emotional trauma that God cannot heal. I hope that the readers see that they are enough and no matter what their story may be it matters; and their value and worth is not in people’s acceptance but in the fact that God loves them and His desire is to see them live out a life of purpose. I believe that God has placed in all of us a desire for more and it really isn’t a complicated process, it starts with one thing: a decision to want to live a victorious life.
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