A couple of years ago I changed my website’s adress to Styling Faith (that is also the name of my second and style flagship book). Finally, I thought I had successfully found a way to be both an entrepreneur and a woman of God at the same time. However, it just did not flow. Whenever I wanted to be all about style I would get stuck and just lose my momentum. Then without even knowing it I would over-correct and move to ALL about faith ONLY. That did not work either.
Finally, 2016 came around and with that the clear reminder that in five short months I would be turning 40 years old! FORTY! “How on earth did that happen? I was just 25 years old yesterday!” I would lament from time to time. I was not upset because of the number but because life seemed to have flashed by me and STILL “I was not doing meaningful work.” Little did I know that God had been working in me for the last five years, removing, filing off, and molding me into the woman He created me to me; yes all that time was required because MANY things needed to be changed in my life.
Work at the office was more challenging than usual and my capacity to tolerate mind-numbing work was quickly vanishing. God was using the stress and insurmountable amount of work to push me closer to Him and to ask Him for help. Something I had a hard time with as a proud and self-proclaiming independent woman. God needed to remove ALL the coping mechanisms I had put in place, to break down all the walls of steel I had erected around my heart before He could use me fully.
Later in the year, I got the chance to go to an amazing conference that took place in California (that trip changed my life in so many ways, many that I could see right away and others that would unfold later).
Upon my return from the trip, I decided to go on my first ever Daniel Fast for 30-days and because I am #TeamTooMuch and an overachiever I also decided to limit my spending to just the essentials (meaning: dinner, movies, and shopping events were totally out of the question). Why oh why did I decide to do that, food and a spending fast at the same time? Only God knows because it was SO hard and at the same time so rewarding. I discovered so many things about me and the direction God wanted me to go. Before the fast was over God answered all my questions with resounding yeses!!!
“You can quit your job and work for me full time.” He said during an amazing prayer vigil with my sister and fellow woman of God Pastor Kimberly Jones.
Since I got my answer I did just that, I quit my six-figure paying corporate job (you’ll be able to read all the details when my first novel: The Conversations is released later in 2017), I had some savings, a newly found love for stewardship and the promise that God would bless me and my business. I was nervous, excited and terrified ALL at the same time.
The following months were amazing, I was tithing regularly, and although the business did not start generating real money till a month after I went full time the way He provided for ALL my needs was just too cool for school.
In the meantime, He was working in other areas of my life like giving me a voice and heart for ministry, and a new and deeper relationship with the Holy Spirit. He was giving me a heart for His people. Showing me that by combining my main gifts: speaking, writing and teaching I would be able to help others share their stories, struggles, triumphs and finally have the confidence to write using their authentic voice and reach the people they were called to serve.
If you are ready to FINALLY write with passion, authenticity, accountabity, tools, and guidance then let’s have a conversation about your writing goals, to see if we are a good fit and I might just be the right writing coach for you. I look forward to hearing from you.