This Far by Faith
“Everything and everyone that is available in the place you are in right now has something to teach you or give to you.” –Iyanla Vanzant
This morning I woke up reflecting on the last three years of my journey at Full Sail University, which soon will be coming to an end. In June I will emerge with a Bachelors of Fine Arts for Creative Writing in Entertainment in hand. Not bad for a sister girl who hasn’t been to school since Brooke Shields starred in Pretty Baby.
In the process of selecting pieces for my digital portfolio, I reviewed my very first project as a student, Who Has Gone Before You. I created a Keynote presentation about my industry heroes Tyler Perry and Michael Jackson, whose journeys epitomizes their love and faith to deliver their message, and which had phenomenally propelled their careers. Their lives are testaments to the power that rests, rules and abides in us all.
Did you know that whenever Michael wanted to write something great, he prayed? When Tyler failed at his endeavors he did not stop believing; he talked to God. The rest is history. Michael knew what he wanted to be. Tyler had an epiphany. Enjoy the video and be inspired.
As I begin the next chapter of my life, leaving behind the familiar and forging ahead into new possibilities, it’s a little unsettling, but being driven by love, faith and determination I fearlessly press forward and embrace the unknown. I do know for sure that the Most High has armed me with love, faith and creativity, and He is guiding my steps. I’m not exactly sure where I’m going, but I know it’s going to be good and I trust Him.
Michael Jackson and Tyler Perry continue to inspire with their words, creations and journey. Their messages are purely based on the principles of love and faith. Thanks to all who have gone before us, and who seek to encourage and inspire others to live with purpose and to reach higher plateaus. I pray that the Lord will take my life and do something with it, that He may be glorified and others will be blessed.
Feel free to comment and/or share whom your heroes are and how they have inspired you.
Love & Favor,