An Interview with Maggz Edefah on Hannah

Today's interview comes from a very close; personal friend of mine- Margaret (Maggz) Okiemute Edefah. In her own words:

"I am a:

  • Blessed woman of God on a beautiful journey of self discovery. I am loving it! The lord has been good.
  • Into the ministry of being faithful and passing on wisdom to women from great mentors I look up to, to build their God given purposes.
  • Currently working in the food industry in quality assurance. However I am making strides to work for myself and prove that, with the faith of a mustard seed, it is possible to have the life that I dream of everyday.
  • I live by the principle, with GOD all things are possible.
  • My favourite scripture right now is: Proverbs 5:15-23."

Now that you have been properly introduced, read as she explains why Hannah is her favourite woman of the Bible and what we, as modern women, can learn from her.

Who is your favourite woman of the Bible and why? What would you say that modern women can learn from her?

My favourite woman from the Bible is Hannah, who prayed vehemently for a child because she was barren. She told God that if He granted her wish then she would dedicate the child to Him (1st Samuel 1-2). The reason why she’s my favourite woman of the Bible is because she didn’t make her problem known to other people but made it known only to God behind closed doors. I can identify with her in that way because most of my prayers have been answered by simply approaching God behind closed doors. I haven’t had to go to somebody in person or feel like I need to be prayed for, for anything; so that’s why I think I really identify with Hannah. What modern women can learn from her is that you don’t have to do certain things because other people are doing them to get answers. You can just be simple about it. Simplicity produces volumes with God. You don’t need to shout, you don’t need to spend so much. Our God is a simple God. If you just come to Him in your humility; as you are (not trying to be somebody else) then I think God will meet you at your point of need. 

Related: An Interview with Michelle Shaw on Ruth and Hannah

Please finish the sentence: I am a Christian woman who is...

I am a Christian woman who is living her life by faith within the church. So to me that means that although I go to church, I don’t do everything according to the church standards. I don’t do everything the church tells me because I believe, as a Christian woman, I have a personal relationship with God which does not include any third party. 


Please finish the sentence: I am a Christian woman who is not...

I am a Christian woman who is not afraid to challenge outdated Christian practices and, in doing that, live my life in Christ Jesus through the freedom He gave me through His blood. Amen! 

Any final words of encouragement? 

Every woman is on their own journey. I don’t think we should compare ourselves to one another. I believe this is true because every word that we receive as individuals is meant for us, it’s not meant for anybody else. You should live your life the way God has called you to live it. Just because someone else can see you doing something and recommends it, it doesn’t mean that’s how you should live your life. No- everybody is on their own journey to a certain destination that only you can fulfil in the way that God has called you to do so. Just be yourself. Be you. Be the woman that God has called you to be.