When You Know That You Know
August 9, 2016
What does a person look like who knows what they are doing?
Simple, they look like a person who knows what they are doing. Now let me ask you another question: Are you for certain that you are doing what you were born to do? Before you start questioning your steps and your vision I want you to relax. The purpose of this post is not to make you question yourself but to encourage you to keep doing what you were called to do.
I know that I was called to do what I do. However, I must admit I hid it from others at first. I didn’t know what to do with it and it wasn’t the type of conversation I could have with my friends. Like how do you say to the people you once partied and lived a life of rebellion with that, “Hey, I was called to minister to people?” Exactly, you don’t. I felt like Wonder Woman. One moment I would be in my regular mode and the next moment I would be dressed as who I was created to be. I would boldly state I was a motivational speaker, a life coach, an author, an educator, etc., but when it came to saying minister, I would become silent. And then one day [years later] I threw on my “bump it” hat and said, “I’m A Minister and this is My Ministry.” When I tell you it was a breath of fresh air, it was a breath of fresh air and I could breathe again.
It wasn’t that I was ashamed of being a minister, it was more so, I didn’t know what to do with it and I felt no one would listen to me because I was a young single mother. However, the more I studied the more I grew and learned that this was for me.
So many times we seek to fit in with society that we will lose who we are [called to be] to run around in search of what is popular among everyone else. Listen, the reason you are who you are is to be a blessing to the next person and encourage them to be who they were created to be. No two people are alike. Therefore, stop seeking to be who you are not and instead seek to be who you were created to be as you continue on your journey in life. There will be many people you will meet that will support who you are in more ways than one so relax and trust your spirit. You were called to do the work you do.
Whenever things become a bit hazy, take a moment to refresh and come back in swinging. You see when you know that you know, no one can tell you that you don’t know. Hey, and even if they do, that is none of your business because only you know what you were called to do. If you have ever had a moment where you felt as if you cannot be who you were called to be, I want to encourage you with a little story:
I was once listed as dead on arrival after being stabbed 13 times to my left chest. My body suffered a collapsed lung, nerve damage, and spinal damage. I have been through a divorce, lost a child to the streets, and even gave birth to my baby boy who had passed on before I delivered him. I have lost friends. Lost money. Lost things. Lost houses. But, one thing I did not lose was my purpose. The more I lost the things of the world, those things that mattered most began to surface like gold in sand without a metal detector. You won’t need a metal detector for where you are going, because you already have the jewel, and that jewel is you!
Be encouraged. Be inspired. Be who you were created to be.
Bella Grace is a woman that is on fire! She has been compared to a rising phoenix because of her ability to arise from an attack that had her listed as dead on arrival, to becoming a woman that has arrived at her appointed next level of living with purpose. Her resilient spirit and transparent smile allows each person to know that you can have what you say when you believe in your heart and confess it with your mouth and in your work. Her passion to help single mothers and others has been the driving force to allow Bella Grace to achieve the success she has obtained to date. When asked if she would do it all over again, Bella Grace responded and said, “Yes, because it would make me even stronger.” She is more than a minister and life coach and single mother, Bella Grace is a woman of worth!