DON'T GIVE UP, THIS AMAZING STORY OF OPRAH WINFREY WILL INSPIRE YOU...



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DON'T GIVE UP, THIS AMAZING STORY OF OPRAH WINFREY WILL INSPIRE YOU.



"Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness" (Isaiah 41:10).

We most times allow our background to put our face to the ground, that we can't see the higher ground God is taking us to. A little challenge just makes us to give up on who we are and on our glorious future. As a man once said some people are dead though they are alive, for example a man who is 90 years old is alive but died when he was 25 years old. He died when he was 25 years old because that was when he gave up on his dreams, so at that age he stopped living and began to exist without a purpose on earth.
This story of Oprah Winfrey will inspire you not to give up.
"From poverty to a $3 billion fortune. The incredible rags-to-riches story of Oprah Winfreybecause she never gave up or lost hope during her early years...
Oprah Winfrey is the only black woman on the Forbes list of the 400 richest people in America.
As a child, Oprah Winfrey wore potato sacks because clothing did not always fit into the budget of her poverty-stricken family.
Today, Forbes estimates Winfrey's net worth at $3 billion , and she is the only black woman on the publication's list of the 400 richest people in America .
Before she became a media mogul and the queen of daytime TV, Winfrey suffered a tumultuous childhood.
She was shuffled between family members, spending her first few years on her grandmother's farm in rural Mississippi while her unwed teenage mom looked for work, according to the Academy of Achievement .
When her grandmother fell ill, 6-year-old Winfrey was sent to live with her mother in a Milwaukee boarding house, where she would not only grow up around extreme poverty, but also endure years of sexual and physical abuse.
She was raped for the first time at age 9 by her 19-year-old cousin, It would be the first of several episodes.
At age 14, Winfrey broke free and went to live with her dad in Nashville, Tennessee, where her success would start to take course.
Her dad provided direction, discipline, and a sense of structure that Winfrey had never known. The stable and education-centered environment he created allowed her to thrive academically and socially at East Nashville High School, where she became an honor roll student and was voted the most popular girl in her class.
It was at East Nashville High where she would discover her passion for media. She joined the speech team and worked for a local black radio station after school.

By her senior year she had secured a full scholarship to Tennessee State University. She left college early, however, at age 19 to pursue a career in media.
                   
Her gamble paid off.
She became the first black female news anchor before the age of 20 in Nashville, starting with a few gigs as a local anchor before landing a co-anchor position in Baltimore. She was sexually harassed and humiliated at her job in Baltimore, according to DailyWorth , but she didn't give up — she was fired seven and a half months after joining.
Winfrey didn't stay down for long. She landed a gig hosting the then-stagnant morning talk show, "AM Chicago."
Within a few months, Winfrey turned "AM Chicago" from the lowest-rated talk show in Chicago to the highest-rated one, writes the Academy of Achievement . Three years later the show would be renamed "The Oprah Winfrey Show."
She made a savvy, career-transforming move in 1986 when she founded Harpo Productions and negotiated ownership of the "The Oprah Winfrey Show," which brought in $300 million a year during its peak. Her company later produced lucrative spinoff shows, including "Dr. Phil" and "Rachael Ray."
While best known for her award-winning talk show, Winfrey has also been involved in films, television series, and plays. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the 1985 drama "The Color Purple."
She also published her own magazine, The Oprah Magazine; started a radio channel, Oprah Radio; and most recently partnered with Discovery Communications to launch a cable channel, the Oprah Winfrey Network.
Now 61, Winfrey has a lifestyle that she could only have dreamed of during her traumatic childhood.
She flies in her own $42 million,
custom-designed Global Express XRS jet.


Her impressive real-estate portfolio includes a $52 million estate in Montecito, California, which she nicknamed "The Promised Land;" a 15,000-square-foot duplex in Chicago; a farmhouse in Kula, Hawaii; 63 acres of land near Maui's Hamoa Beach; a vacation home on the shores of Antigua; a shore home in Lavallette, New Jersey; a ski villa in Telluride, Colorado; and a home in Douglasville, Georgia.
She even has her own street : Chicago Mayor Richard Daley renamed the blocks in front of Harpo Studios "Oprah Winfrey Way."
Winfrey also has given millions of dollars to charity, mostly directed towards three foundations: The Angel Network , The Oprah Winfrey Foundation, and The Oprah Winfrey Operating Foundation.
She's come a long way from the girl who wore potato-sack overalls, now
donning Prada and Jimmy Choo ."

LESSONS:
1.Life will not give you what you want but it will only give you what you demand.
2.Where you are today is not as important as where you are going, stay focused.
3. People may abuse you but please don't abuse yourself.
4. Don't make a permanent decision based on temporary pleasures.
5. Most importantly trust in God not in yourself. Build a healthy relationship with God who loves you and has a great future for you. God is not against you dear, He is for you.
You can begin a relationship now with the lord Jesus Christ and experience His love for you by saying this prayer:
Lord Jesus Christ I acknowledge that I am a sinner, I believe in your death and resurrection. I ask you to forgive me my sins, I reject the devil and all his works and l welcome the Holy Spirit into my life. I declare today I am born again and I am a child of God in Jesus name .
Amen .
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