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#JGQuickWord: Who I Am Starts with Whose I Am

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#JGQuickWord: Who I Am Starts with Whose I Am

Like many high-achieving people, I am very hard on myself. I am guilt of putting the weight of the several worlds on my back all in the name of self sacrifice for the development of other and/or later successes for myself. This, obviously, isn’t helpful or healthy, so I needed to do a reevaluation of who I am and who I want to be. I went through a 4-week course at my church, Victory World Church (Midtown), called “FORWARD.” There is so. much. that I could say about this revelatory program, but what applies to the topic at hand is this:

In a day where we are told to look into ourselves to find out who we are, I’d challenge us to go one step deeper and say, “Who does God say you are?” We as humans are limited; God is infinite. I’d want His understanding over my own ANY👏🏽DAY👏🏽! The enemy cannot “steal” our identity; he tries to make us doubt our true identity. If you are not intentional about letting God define you, culture will aggressively try to change you. And for every lie we have believed about ourselves, God has a bigger, more powerful truth about us. I don’t know about y’all, but God gets the final say over who I am. I couldn’t know who I was until I knew WHOSE I was. So here I go: 

- I am a child of God. (Galatians 3:36)

- I am an heir of the kingdom. (Romans 8:16-17)

- I am secure. (1 John 4:17-18)

- I am CHOSEN. (Ephesians 1:4) 

- I am loved. (1 John 3:1) 

- I am forgiven and clean. (1 John 1:9)

- I am confident that God will perfect the work He has begun in me. (Philippians 1:6)

- I am Jesus’ friend. (John 15:15)... so pull up if you want to. 🙃😎

- I am more than a conqueror. (Romans 8:37)

- I am God’s handiwork, created to do good works. (Ephesians 2:10)

- I believe who God says I am...and no one else gets a vote. #PollsClosed 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽

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I Gotta Praise & I Gotta Let It Out: New Job Alert!

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I Gotta Praise & I Gotta Let It Out: New Job Alert!

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I came up because God came through 🙌🏽

I’ve been in the home building, design & decor industries since I arrived in ATL six years ago. I went from being one of the best paid, first-year teachers in New Orleans to a 3-month UNPAID internship where I hustled for the only paid contractor position. I was promoted and later transitioned to my first salaried PR position in the industry. I later jumped into tech PR and drowned. I never knew a failure so tough to swallow. I continued freelancing until I decided to try in-house PR for the first time at a home accessories company - back to my bread and butter.

Well, two years later, God brought me to the top company of my industry. I’ve applied to THD at least 5 times in my 6 years in Atlanta. As a 5 year old girl, I would tell my parents I worked at the lumber yard on Rt 301 in Maryland😅. I used to help my mom decorate our house as well as friends’ and family members’ homes. I redesigned my bedroom - paint, decor and all - for fun lol. God is funny in how He brings things full circle.

This journey has been amazing and He is so so good. I made the mistake of positioning my job as my source, when it is just a REsource. God is my source! When I got that order correct, the peace He brought over me and the ways I SAW and felt Him work became amazingly clear. We can talk in detail offline 😁 Just know, He’s working modern day miracles alluhduhtime! I’m a witness and testimony! 🙌🏽

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