This is Jasmine and this is #herstory. My story is a story that most women have, but are reluctant to share. My story starts with worldly success and happiness, trebles with guilt and shame, and ends with Perfect Peace. The Bible helps us to define Perfect Peace as being a condition of freedom from disturbance within the soul; it is perfect harmony reigning within. If we look at the Hebrew word “shalom” has in it the idea of soundness of health, so that to be filled with perfect peace is to be spiritually healthy and free from all discord within the soul.However that perfect peace came with total sacrifice & complete obedience to our father.
Ten years ago I was a young single mother, who thought she had to do it all on her own. I suffered from that “strong black woman” complex that led me on a road of unrealistic expectations, emotional wounds, deeply netted soul ties, and misdiagnosed mental illnesses. After having my son I had been abused so badly that I was psychologically immune to what had happened to me, and even though I got out of that bad situation I ended up in another over and over again. There was one in particular where I was once most ashamed of where I became pregnant by a married man. Notice I said, once ashamed! The devil had me bound thinking I was alone and in isolation with my thoughts, feelings, and activities- but I wasn’t.
God came to me and told me if I truly obeyed him and lived right he will deliver not only me, but other women through my story. That very day I decided to be obedient to his call and truly live and love my purpose which is to help women discover the better version of themselves. That day I declared that I was the righteousness of God. That very day was a pivotal moment in my life where I made a vow to God that as I continued to be obedient and he will grant me perfect peace. He agreed to take me away from my past and uplift me from those feelings of guilt, hurt, and Shame. He also promised to use me to help other women be delivered as well, and I am greatly and honored to be used in that way by him. It’s a great responsibility and to this day I do not take it lightly.
There are women suffering from being held in bondage by their past and it’s up to us who have overcame those obstacles to help pull them through. We have to be those accountability partners and mentors for our sisters who are facing struggles and decisions that could possibly have them blocking their own blessings if they continue to live in their flesh. I pray that my story helps you tell your story, because my story is our story, and together we can change #herstory, because it’s “his-story” that defines us all for His Glory.
That’s #herstory so what’s yours ?