Be Encouraged; You're Not Alone!
Updated: Jun 9, 2019
The more I travel speaking to women from various backgrounds; women I don’t know, I am shocked to learn how many of us have been hindered from fulfilling our life’s purpose. This revelation has left me asking the question; why have we come to a peaceful resolve in settling for less than what God predestined for us? The Word tells us in (2 Timothy 1:9 KJV) “Who hath saved us, and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began.”
Bursting with a plethora of God-birthed dreams, ambition on steroids, and an unrelenting hope, I was still hindered, restricted, and stuck! What hindered me from pursuing the dreams in my heart? What restricted me from reaching my full potential? What held me captive and had me stuck for years? Let’s explore what my captives were. Some of them were fear of people’s opinions and of being rejected. My own feeling of unworthiness and of being inadequate. It was my own lack of faith, self-worth, and self-esteem. It was the fact that for far too long I let my past define me and subsequently determine my future. It was generational curses I wasn’t even aware existed. It was boyfriends, husbands, and friends whom I allowed to suppress me by emotionally clipping my wings to soar. It was my misguided loyalties, unwise and unhealthy alliances, all of which had me captive. I was seriously restricted with no idea of how to break FREE! Is any of this resonating with you? If so, are you ready to break FREE and be liberated to live your life and reach your full God-given potential?
Being set free and liberated may sound good! But, it was not an easy journey for me. Nor was it a blissful journey. It was not even a journey that offered understanding or clear instruction while traveling this path of many discoveries. Neither was it a short-lived journey. In fact, it was an incredibly long, hard and painful journey. It was an isolated journey. A journey that encompassed much loss in every area of my life. A journey that resulted in relationships ending. A journey that at one point made me question my own state of mind. Ultimately, it was an expensive journey that cost me greatly! Oh yes, many may never know the cost of my oil and I may never know theirs. Taking a journey to arrive at purpose, destiny and fulfill the vision for one’s life will not always be understood, it will simply have to be experienced and accepted in love. I offer you my encouragement to not judge what you may not understand. Remember, everyone is on their own individual journey, pointed toward a very strategic and divinely orchestrated plan, by an amazingly loving and powerful Father, also known as the one and only true living God!
The goal of this blog is to share with you how after years of being hindered I am now living my life’s purpose. Today, I am who God says I am. I am Ceola J.– the Encourager and motivational speaker. I am Ceola J. the playwright. I am Ceola J. the Founder and Executive Director of Sisters Celebrating Each Other, Inc. I am Ceola J. Minister and Prophetess of the One and Only True Living God. I am Ceola J. the creator, co-writer, assistant director, and co-producer of I Know-the movie. I am Ceola J. TBN published author of “I know It Was the Blood: A Story of Overcoming.” I am Ceola J., Business Consultant. I am Ceola J. Certified Life Coach. I am Ceola J. and I am called by God, for God and to the Glory of God. I am here to encourage you to discover the truth of who you are, who God created and called you to be, and to encourage you to come out from among the shadows and to walk in and live the life given to you by God.
The expected outcome of this blog is for each reader to see they’re not alone. To see and come to understand that you too can find your destiny and live the life purposed for you before you were born. To understand that obstacles are opportunities in disguise. To find the courage and the resilience to never give up and to keep reaching for your destiny. To remind you that you can do all things through Christ Jesus who strengthens you. To encourage you that your destiny is waiting for you and to inform you that God has placed a hope in you that can be found and realized in Christ Jesus! Now go and live your life, the one predestined for you! Here’s to discovering and living in your God-given destiny and purpose!