I haven't been active with Live on Purpose since the spring of this year, 2019. I guess you're wondering where I have been? Well, I had a daughter and I felt completely unqualified to lead this business/organization when I was an unmarried pregnant woman. Yes...I felt completely unworthy of anything because I was ashamed and unforgiving of myself. Lets be honest, the church isn't as warm about these situation sometimes and while I'm sure you've read my "About me" page and can see that I grew up in the church as my grandfather was an Apostle...so you know I felt terrible at first for how my life was going. For some women who dream of being a business woman, having degrees, living their life then getting married and having children IN THAT ORDER...it can be hard to accept that life has gone a bit different. The difference for me in this situation is that I never stopped leaning on God. I never felt that praying or calling on him was too far fetched so I continued to do that even while the enemy tried to attack in every way.
Believe me when I say that I've learned so much about myself during this time in my life. This was the hardest season I have gone through but it came with so many lessons that have transformed me as a person. I will give you guys more insight in my next blog post on the challenges I faced and how I got through them. The most important lesson I have learned is to accept and love who and where I am in my life. Nothing and I mean absolutely NOTHING goes as WE plan but the reassuring thing is that God is in control and everything happens for a reason. I have a faith that is untouchable! You can not ever tell me what I can't do because after pushing a child out, becoming a mother and going back to work while doing so...I am superwoman...do not argue with me!
Well, my beautiful daughter is here as of July 4th and God has used every avenue to remind me that all of me, my story and my life is to be used for his glory right where I am. As I held her in my arms at 8:11 pm I was reminded of God's love for me. I was imperfect, unqualified, unforgiving and unworthy but he still loved me enough to bless me with her. I knew God's love of course...he healed me from cancer but this love of carrying a child and delivering them into this earth is another level of love. I was reminded of my strength because I faced so much hurt and pain during this season but I endured.
So, here I am a servant of God, a follower of faith, a child of the King and I am called and qualified by him. I am most proud of my willingness to get back up and keep going through anything. My purpose was never lost, it was only redefined. As we grow through life we will always be redefined but our purpose remains! I am excited about the new Fall/Winter 2019 Live on Purpose Shirt line and the message that it brings. If you pay attention you will see how the different sayings on the shirt represent purpose and now exemplifies every level of purpose. God can use you right where you are. So, purchase a shirt and remind the world of God's purpose in them and in yourself. Romans 8:28 still remains....