Friday, March 1, 2013

My Destiny Today

Let me share a little background of my life. I was born to a mother who was addicted to drugs. Her problems were so severe that my father finally divorced her. I and my sister were adopted. When I was 12 my adoptive mother died. Then I went through a tumultuous period of wandering, drugs and alcohol abuse. At age 21, I found God, or rather should I say, he found me. His power went through me bringing healing and restoration. Out of this rocky start came an ability to connect with other people, especially women who were in pain; spiritually or emotionally. Combine this connection with a gift to teach and speak. This has made me who I am today. I am a leader of women; teaching, encouraging, ministering to them. I completed 3 years of Bible College, 3 years of Seminary and Chaplaincy School. I was Valdictorian of the Seminary graduating class of 2006. I was ordained as a minister of the gospel in 2011 through Christians for Messiah Ministry. Why am I telling you all this? Is it so you will think more highly of me? Nooooo! I don’t need approval from man or anyone else. Its just to share what can be possible. God has used me to touch hundreds of women by praying for them, teaching them, encouraging them. I am making a difference. My advice to you is to find what you feel most connected to in this world. Where do you want to make a difference? What gifts do you have that will be able to serve your passion? Whatever you do in life, its always going to be about connecting with other people.. “No man is an island” , said John Donne. He has given me the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. Isaiah 61:3 This is my true reality, not religion. Some of life’s greatest challenges and places we make a difference is in our own backyards. Having kids, raising a family is one of the most rewarding efforts where we can do. I hope you have found your connection for your life. If you haven’t yet, that’s ok, we are all on a journey, maybe you haven’t come to the curve in the road yet….You will make a difference.

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