Me and my hubby lived in sin for 9 years and
God got ahold of our lives. We got married to get out of sin
and right away the blessings came pouring in. We bought our
first condo for an amazing deal. A year later my heart started
to desire to become a mother. We tried for a long time and I
would cry out to the Lord over and over. I'd go shopping and
run into pregnant ladies all the time, I'd have little kids
stop and look at me. My heart would question why wouldn\'t GOD
want me to be a mother? I cried out to the Lord millions of
times, I believed, I had times of doubt too. One day I was reading
1 Samuel and kept reminding God that he heard Hannah\'s plea
and blessed her with Samuel. I told the Lord, I will train my
child to know you. That very moment in my deep despair and heavy
tears falling down-I heard a voice say " Is Anything Too
Hard For The Lord"? I said No Lord, nothing. Again the
same question asked. Again, I replied. I felt this heat on my
stomach and low back. I felt the presence of God so intense.
I knew something had happened. A week later me and my hubby
found out we were pregnant. In August 2010 we became the proud
parents of a precious, healthy babygirl! She now is 17 months
old and shes a dancer/worshipper in the church. GOD IS faithful!!
There was once upon a time when I didn't believe
I'd ever get married. Girls that I went to school with had gotten
married, cousins got married, friends got married...I was always
the bridesmaid! I was fast approaching 35 yrs. of age and I
just decided to make a list of the type of man that I wanted
God to send me. I continued to work on "me" and my
walk with Christ. One day at work during an interview, the lady
I was interviewing told me that I would be married soon (needless
to say, the man hadn't shown up yet at that point)! I began
to wonder how that could be or if it was even a true prophecy.
A few months later I needed to hire a few more employees. A
current employee of mine recommended a friend for a position
and sent me his resume. Two days later the friend (Kelly) and
I met for the job interview! Long story short, he (Kelly) didn't
get the job that I was interviewing for BUT he got ME! He was
truly a God-sent, my 'list' man, my soulmate, my bestfriend
and my husband of more than 3 years!!
Moral of the story: Keep God as
your focus and in HIS time, HE will send you who HE has for
you and you will know it. Trust God!
I was raised to be good – to excel in
school, to perform well on the job, to be an abiding citizen,
to be a good person. But I always felt like there was something
more than good.
In 2001 I discovered that “something”.
It was the purpose for which I had been created calling me to
go from simply good to great. I quickly learned that the world’s
expectations and God’s plan for my life were two very
different kinds of successes. The moment I chose the latter,
my life changed drastically.
In 2004 I stopped chasing the life the world
offered me and began living my life on purpose. Since launching
Encourage the Kingdom, I have tapped into the seed of greatness
that God placed in me before my birth! God’s plan for
my life has propelled me through life’s challenges, through
doubts and fears, beyond limitations and the world’s barriers.
There is nothing more gratifying than
becoming who God created you to be. When you align your life
with His will and His ways, you uncover life “more abundantly”.
It’s here on purpose where your greatness truly lies...
Thank You, Jesus!