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She is transformed
So many of us tend to ignore what is actually happening around us while a good number of us take account of the fact, some among this good number simply criticize in open but indulge behind. Indulging can either be by supporting, encouraging or protecting.
The word Prostitution rings a different bell whenever it is mentioned anywhere and each time we hear it, we know that it has to do with a woman or women so why do women indulge in prostitution?
There are so many reasons why a woman chooses to be a prostitute but tell me something, who is really to blame in this issue? The woman or those encouraging her? Who encourages her? Well, the answer is simple; the blame goes to no one. We as humans have the right to choose what we want to be so being a prostitute is choice.
It is true that a good number of ladies in this industry are simply in it to survive, to take care of themselves and their respective families, to put food on their table, to cover family needs and above all to win over the mass destruction machine known as poverty. Prostitution is not a societal norm as so many believe because it is everywhere, it is not African problem, it is not a third world or under developed country's problem because prostitutes makes more money in the developed countries. If i am to judge, i will say that the developed countries encourage prostitution.
How many people from Europe are in the industry in Africa? Obviously a small number which are specially flown into countries in Africa for the elite class but ask the question this way; how many people from Africa are in the industry in Europe and other developed continents? A large number. So many ladies that are in the industry in the western world got stuck in it because they were tricked and promised life on platter of gold over there while some got into the game by choice. Whatever the situation is, is what it is; in essence the fact is Prostitution. WHY DO WOMEN CHOOSE TO PROSTITUTE?
If you could actually understand why men choose to patronize prostitutes then you will agree with me that majority of women choose to be prostitutes so it is CHOICE.
I am not in any way trying to encourage prostitution or justify it but from a personal point of view, it is not easy to be a prostitute, i don't know the number of men one prostitute indulge with in a day but having asked questions, i got to know that a prostitute meets an average of ten men on a good day, although this varies because there are some prostitutes that operates only at night and has a target of one client but on general terms one prostitute ten clients or more.
Having talked about why most women choose to be prostitutes, it is also very important to mention that although the society we live in, our cultures and national laws condemns prostitution, it is not the end of the road as most prostitutes believe that there is no redemption, most women in the industry feel trapped and seeking a way out becomes a taboo. However, there is a way out, there is redemption for every sinner (If we have to classify prostitution as a sin. Remember Mary Magdalene in the Bible?) Unemployment is one of the reasons why most people end up in the industry and there are so many people that survived and became prominent in the society after years of hustling.
Do we have to condemn a prostitute? Obviously NO! In Hosea 1:2,“The LORD said to Hosea, ‘Go, take to yourself a wife of whoredom and have children of whoredom." Why did God asked Hosea to marry a prostitute?
The same reason why Hosea married Gomer was why Reginald married the lady resting on his car door, it was one of those nights and after fasting and prying for days for direction to choose a good wife from his numerous girlfriends, he heard a voice inside him that said "Get up and drive out for your wife is waiting outside". He looked at the time and it was 11:45 pm, driving round the street, he stumbled upon a number of hustlers and somehow decided to spend the night with one. Now some of us, will criticize him, some will call him names and some will agree that the voice he heard wasn't the right one but he took her home and after she shared her life story with him, he decided to shoulder all her responsibilities.
She was a prostitute and was taking care of her siblings and providing for her sick father, she was the breadwinner of her family, her eldest sibling was in his final years in the university and all four younger ones in school, she sleeps with an average of ten me per day and makes a life and death decision to have sufficient money in her savings, she sometimes accepts the danger fee just to make up her savings. If i was in a similar circumstance, i would have no choice but to do what she was doing but although she risked her life for the wellbeing of her family and never cared about the dangers she faced, someone cared about her and she agreed to take another direction so that night, after hours of talking, they both realized that they were meant for each other and that night was her last night after years of living in a brothel and hustling in the street at night.
Before you condemn a prostitute, ask yourself why she is doing it then turn to someone else and ask him if he has ever patronized someone like her. Hosea obeyed and married Gomer who later became unfaithful and even left him and was living in immorality. However God commanded Hosea to go and find her ad take her back which he did and this simply illustrates the GRACE OF GOD so none of us is beyond redemption, none of us is beyond his Grace because he alone understood Maureen's affliction and sent Reginald to transform her and today she is transformed and they are happily married.