Herstory is back with another series, and as mentioned before we are sharing how we have conquered giants of our past, and ways we are slaying them now.
One giant we have had to face: fear.
"I'm not going to lie and say after being raped I was truly myself. Although, I looked happy, and wore a smile as if life was amazing....nothing was changing on inside of me where fear dwelled. Being silent in my pain, I was slowly allowing fear to take over my life.
I stopped attending Fashion week in Las Vegas, where the assault occurred. I stopped caring about my career because I now affiliated fashion and the industry with pain, anger, and ultimately rape. I couldn't help but think, "had I not been attending fashion week this might had not happened to me. Mathews 5: 14-16 says to "SPEAK about letting our light shine and how it can't be hidden..." in the same way I began to speak life into my career and say, "no past pain can no longer take over my career and I need to step in faith knowing God has given me these talents." I knew deep down I had to confront these giants to conquer them, I needed my career back, and had to return to fashion week. I might feel fearful, but fear no longer lives inside me. I'm walking with purpose in mind, and will put my trust in God and live life with out fear as I step out of my comfort zone."
And with that...we want to continue to lift our sister Cristal up in prayer as she embarks in another Las Vegas Fashion Week! (You got this sis) 🤗💖
Crazy thing is...I woke up to this devotional to mediate and pray over which states:
And who of you by worrying and being anxious can add one unit of measure (cubit) to his stature or to the span of his life?
- Matthew 6:27
So Father God, I'm praying for every person out there living in fear, praying that the bondages of fear be released in Jesus' Name as you have done for us in the matters of our own experiences of assault. Everyone reading this, we pray a release of GODLY-confidence, that any enemy that we may face, be it internal or external bows before you in reverence knowing that you are in control God, and we have NOTHING to FEAR! In His name which derive our source of strength we pray in JESUS' name--amen! 🙏🏽
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