“Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.” Proverbs 16:24 has served as a platform on which every speaker has firmly stood their ground and professed their message of truth and inspiration. We are well versed with such politically recognized speaking figures as White House’s Speaker, John Boehner, but there is a new catalyst of the speaking world, one who brings a different perspective and a new twist to Speaker of the House. Ty Lewis, more affectionately known as ‘Speaker of the House,’ is an energetic speaker, educator, poet and change agent who motivates the masses and inspires millions around the world to walk in their purpose. Her unique style of speaking coupled with her message of ‘your purpose will impact others when you find out your why in life,’ has allowed her to capture the hearts of millions while depositing a life chaining word in their lives.
Ty’s story to greatness began through the struggles and doubts of a rare medical condition. Although it seemed like all hope was lost from the very beginning, Ty persevered through her test and shares with us her testimony.
“My story is when I was born, I was born with developmental dysplasia of the hip and all that means is that I don’t have a socket in my left hip. The doctors didn’t tell my parents. They just told them to put two diapers on me to stop my legs from collapsing inward. So when I was nine, I was having severe pain in my hip and I couldn’t dance anymore. I couldn’t run anymore. So my parents took me to the doctor and they explained what was going on with me and as I sat in the exam room, the doctors spoke over my life. They said, ‘You can’t have any kids. You won’t be able to walk more than a mile. You won’t be able to do any gymnastics. You won’t be able to do that anymore. They call that beating up on your hip, so you won’t be able to do that.’ I also walked with a limp because my left leg is an inch and a half shorter than my right leg. So as I grew up and I went to middle school and high school, kids picked on me so bad because I would walk with a limp. I remember, it was high school graduation and there was a guy in front of me and when they called his name, he started walking across the stage with a limp and then he pointed at me to mimic me which killed my self-esteem. From that point on I had low self-esteem and wanted to kill myself. I didn’t think I was worthy enough. But then I started serving God. I began to speak life over my situation and I took my disability and used it to minister to others to show them that I don’t look like what I’ve been through. That gave me the heart and the passion for the people of God and that’s my story that I use to empower people. So now, even though the doctors said I couldn’t have children, I have two beautiful kids. Even though they said I couldn’t walk more than a mile, I’ve walked two miles. So, I’ve beaten the odds and I continue to know that it’s nothing but God’s grace and mercy that kept me from killing myself because He had a greater purpose for me. He knew the plans for me even before I was created and even before my parents thought about me. So that’s the thing that keeps me going.”