Jacqueline Othoro, the senior pastor of the goal center church, described how she overcame peer pressure and remained single at the age of 52. He said that even if it lasted his entire life, it was good, adding that “I can’t control someone into my life.” The Kenyan pastor urged young people to stop exceeding their abilities to please society. According to her, certain milestones regarded by society as a parameter of success are prompting young people to do all kinds of things to pretend to be a good image.
The cleric cited the perception that getting married or attaining financial prosperity by age 30 as some of the pressures that young people have had to grapple with.
“We are putting a lot of pressure on younger people. There are people who will hire a car for the weekend just to be seen driving so that people can see that they have a car,” she asserted while speaking on NTV’s show Your World.
Pastor Othoro boasted that she was 52 years old and still single and without children, she said that the most important thing for her was that she was still alive and did not lose anything by being single or not having children. She revealed that when she was older she planned to marry before the age of 28, but although her dream never came true, this did not force her to go any further to please anyone.
“I am 52 years old, still single and with no children. I am alive and that’s critical. I had a goal to get married by 28, I am 52 now and still single, I didn’t die or lose anything. Learn to be flexible with goals that you can’t control, I can’t control someone coming into my life,” she said.