“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”
God gave me that scripture just after I learned my life had meaning and I had a purpose! I thought my life up to that point was pretty sad and as a result of childhood traumas, my self-esteem was below low. I certainly didn’t feel that my life had much value. But God! He was telling me He was grooming me for ministry. I heard it and believed it. I just didn’t feel like ‘ministry’ was my thing. Not because I didn’t think I couldn’t do it, that wasn’t on me. I understand He is a providential God and gave me tools to survive. Remember, everyone appears to be going up stream as I swim down…that’s how I felt about ministry.
I felt like doing ministry in the traditional way in which I was accustomed to, was not allowing me to be my authentic self…..I declare I have endured some stuff since God spoke those words to me over 25 years ago!
My Soror and sister said it best “ I’m occupying my proper space in what has been called the zeitgeist of the decade…”
I facilitate courageous conversations with a trauma-informed approach.
Joshua 1:9 will always be my life verse. Therefore I will do it boldly because I have been given the authority by the CEO of my Life!