Many are the plans in a person's heart, but it is the lord's purpose that prevails...
Being one of the youngest - of eleven siblings - I enjoyed a life of being sheltered from the unknowing struggles and strains that came along with sustaining a family. Instead of being exposed to stress, we were shown the importance of having honor and respect. My mother would say, “Having honor and respect would take you where money couldn’t.” My parents also taught me to always prepare for the next season in my life; therefore planning, honoring and respecting became instrumental within my journey of seeking and knowing God for myself. I accepted Christ at an early age- but like many - it took going through, to understand that learning and trusting God changes you.
God started with my attitude, my mindset and circumstances and then he dealt with my relationships. My God removed the things that hindered me and replaced them with things that will help me to know him more deeply. “He removed my fears and replaced them with faith."
As I served in the U.S. Navy and afterwards been fortunate enough to have achieved multiple honorable degrees -with no admired Bible College - I stand on this: "But let the one who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows Me [and acknowledges Me and honors Me as God and recognizes without any doubt], that I am the Lord who practices lovingkindness, justice and righteousness on the earth, for in these things I delight,” says the Lord. Jeremiah 9:23-24 (AMP)
In my life, God was always there. He cared for me, carried me and saved me even when I thought I was doing it all by myself. During my intimate seasons of knowing God - drawing nearer to him- and being still before him- his presence in my life has taken center stage and now he has called me just like each one of you- to come forth.