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THAT MOMENT

Ever had that moment when clarity came as to why you experienced what you have for so long? Ever had the divine revelation that what you had gone through was not even about you, but preparing you mightily to minister to others? I did and it came today.

God’s ways are not our ways. His methods of preparing us to minister to the masses are truly not ours. Let me share with you.

When in Louisiana, I endured some of the hardest times in my life—that is after God said He would use me for ministry. Prior to that, it wasn’t perfect by any means, but what took place after the calling were hardships and lots of them. Those led me to go off in search of sources to assist me in my struggles; they helped me to identify resources and gaps within the NW Louisiana area.

Fast forward, a few years later and I relocate back to the Southern California area. Things started off rocky as I was dealing with issues from my past while trying to move forward. Not only did I have unresolved financial issues after not being gainfully employed for 4 years, but I had unresolved hurts that I was dealing with. Things began to taper off and life was well…for a while. But then…

Disasters struck. Many things occurred that were totally beyond my control. The dark cloud came and hovered, like in Louisiana, for many years. These led me to go in search of help in the Southern California area.

God has been preparing me; or rather many of us, to collaborate, identify and fill gaps. The easier way for me would have been to just connect with the organizations I know provide the services, find out exactly what they do, and include it in our Information & Referral Program with God’s Storehouse. That was my way. It didn’t happen that way.

When a person has felt the pains so intensely, one who was once well-respected in the community, seeks to their lowest point in life, and cannot find the help they need or even after searching for months, can’t connect with the help, the person walks through and feels the pain so intensely that they can never be the same.

Now just imagine what a person goes through feels when they are not respected, considered an outcast, a nobody and they go off in search of help. Everyone loves a person when they are winning, but who loves and respects and extends a hand to those that are hurting? Those looking for a hand up and not a hand out? Some do, but sadly many pass them by.

I’ve gone into stores and other places dressed in my suits, heels, dresses, whatever, and gotten full respect and treatment. I’ve gone into some of the same stores in sweats and jeans and sneakers and looked at as if I were a thief.

I’ve experienced dealing with loved ones on drugs, suicidal, abused, in dire need of rental assistance or food or need in some kind of way. I’ve seen how they were treated. Heck, I’ve lived through the pains. Divorces, victims of domestic violence, those trying to start businesses and non-profits and keep going to the wrong people (those that say they can provide a service) while being misinformed and taken advantage of on every level.

I’ve seen people’s frustration as they attempted to connect with people to pull together a book not fully understanding the process.

I’ve experienced isolation, rejection, all of that. It hurt like hell but it didn’t make me bitter but better—better to the point that now that my season of suffering has ended, I am going to do any and everything, with God’s help, to get my life on track and then go out and help others in a huge way through the lessons learned, the services offered, by being compassionate. Isn’t that what matters most at the end of the day?

I walked through the pains and I felt the hurts. I know I’m not the only one.

Don’t allow the enemy have you hang your head in shame or feel guilt over something you had no control. Don’t allow the enemy to deceive you into thinking your suffering was in vain. Allow God to use your pain for His purpose.

Why NW Louisiana and Southern California? Those are the areas where God’s Storehouse and Regina Mixon Enterprises will serve. How can one fill a need if they don’t know the need?

In just a minute, I’m going to put on my robe and tell the story how I made it over. Are you ready to put your robe on? Why don’t you join me by sharing your story? Oh freedom! Ah, that moment when…

I Shall Wear a Crown

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