I will never forget being at a place in my life where I was simply trying to find myself. Full of hurt and just plain lost. And I also remember not having any one to fully understand where I was coming from, I mean trying to make sense of the vision God had given me, and still trying to find myself , without people judging or trying to figure out HOW I GOT MYSELF IN THE MESS I was in, all while saying IT COULDN’T BE POSSIBLE FOR GOD TO WANT ME TO FOLLOW THE VISION I HAD. I mean especially NOT in the church. The people who understood me where no part of church let alone any sort of religious beliefs, so of course you feel more at “Home” sort of say. But Coincidentally I ended up in a worst condition, mentally spiritually, & emotionally it became too much. OR AT least I thought. I eventually found that listening to unbiased, genuine, inspirational speakers helped me, not necessarily religious because I am not religious but I am indeed spiritually connected to God. Oh how I wish I would have had my very own Sarah around then. 6 years later there is a woman I discover on instagram. She is beautiful, spiritual, an entrepreneur and GET THIS I absolutely adore Bishop T.D Jakes , so when i realized the Jakes in her last name ACTUALLY WAS THE JAKES I ADORED. IT was Heaven on earth for me! 🙂 . I had to follow her. Then I realized although her father is the epitome of Teaching spiritual growth/Movies/Books and so much more. She has her own lane. And the same reason I was interested in her in the beginning was also one of the hardest thing she has faced. Living and being Imperfect in the shadow of Being a Preachers/Bishops/Mega Platform Holding Highly Respected Man’s daughter. What i Love about Sarah is she is Human. She Love’s God and is extremely passionate about living out the path God has lead her to, However she is no longer afraid of her imperfections. She is proud of her success as a Mother, Daughter, Author , Film Marketing Executor, Journalist, and spiritual leader to many young women, however she is just as proud of the imperfections and that is what has made us fall in love with her even more. She is open about her fears, her failed relationships, her doubts and her insecurities, Owning everything, because she has accepted that those not so perfect moments in which many are too afraid to admit their own, will point out, ridicule you , beat you down and watch you die inwardly from the shame, are the moments needed to create the beautiful canvas many will die to have one day. It makes you unique, and powerful when you own it. You are not ashamed of the choices you made, the mistakes you made,& the things you have done because each and every moment leads you to your DESTINY. Realizing your Value is not in your success but in your trials and your ability to get through them, is the most incredible place to be mentally. Sarah encourages us all to be GREAT. Not to be afraid of your relationship with God, follow your vision with his leadership fearlessly, because the journey he has for you many will not understand, comprehend, or accept, and that is why it is not up to them to get you there.
Sarah thank you for not only your sharing of your story , but for the lessons you have taught us all through your actions with no words at all. I love you. And im sure everyone else does too. You have taught me in so many ways just to be who God designed me to be. Its ok, to be bold, brave,& unique because those are the specials things God planted in me to achieve what he wanted me to achieve. You are so strong, and your desire to feed the ability to survive, over come and get through to others is so contagious! I simple adore you, as im sure many women and men as well do, many wish their wives, mothers, sister’s , daughter and even friends, possess the type of confidence you have grown to exude and those who have the ability to share in your growth and journey through your speaking, books, appearances or just everyday living well we/they are completely blessed. 🙂
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You will thank me later:)