This week’s episode features, me, Jasmine Dash, I am a child of God first and foremost, author, speaker, creative and more. I am working on a few projects, this being one and I wanted to share as we gear up into full drive with Season 2 of RYJ and many more things to come your way soon and very soon. Enjoy!
A Special Note From Jaz
A note from myself to myself. Jaz, Queen, I am proud of you for continuing to keep going despite all the odds stacked up against you even when you want to you don’t quit because you have integrity. I admire your faith and trust in the Lord even when you don’t see clearly. I sure hope He see’s it. I know He does but I just want to say you’re brave and amazing and I love you, Queen. Keep being you. Simply beautiful. It doesn’t matter even if they see now, you will leave a legacy! #Birthright I’m here to support and encourage you and most importantly God is with you and He is here!
What is the challenge you faced before God pressed the reset button?
I share with you a highlight of how God dropped the idea of RYJ into my life and how it developed into what it is today. I am so thankful to God that I have the opportunity to host a platform for others to share their truth and be open and vulnerable, like myself and just tell the truth.
I share how I quit my job in 2015 to pursue full-time entrepreneurship. I got evicted from my apartment, had to move back to Philly with my mom, slipped into depression and sin, back into lust and fornication. It didn’t stop there because my car also got repossessed. It was a very hard season, in 2015. I said 2012 but I meant 2015.
I asked questions, like “how did I get in this?” and “what got me to this point?”
I know God was always in it. During this time I wrote my first book and it has taken me about 2.5 to 3 years to get this book together because it is a book of complete transparency, my life, start to finish, not holding anything back. During this time God had to take me through healing and deliverance that I needed so I could be set free.
God has broken off shame, embarrassment, guilt, inadequacy and feeling less than who God has created me to be so I can walk in this boldly and confidently, on His behalf to share my truth, my story, The Journey to My Queendom.
What obstacle did you overcome/testimony? What was the pivotal moment in your life thus far that changed everything?
I now live in Chicago, I have an amazing church home and I am in Grad school in the midst of walking in purpose, pushing through that blockage that once held me hostage!
I felt like I lost my dignity. I was embarrassed and I was like, “Wow, I can’t believe I was making like $70k to NOTHING and I thought this was what you wanted me to do Lord, don’t you want me to be an entrepreneur?” [FIGHT]
I thought this was the time to do it but it was a very humbling experience, one that I really needed.
There’s a lot of lessons I learned from it and I am actually grateful for the process.
God had to change me. I had to fully surrender to Him, my future, my ideas, my life, my everything, my belief systems, my morals, everything! I felt like He had to get me in the trenches to be able to see that I cant do this by myself.
I want the Lord’s will, His perfect will for my life.
So I ended up idolizing a man, thinking he was going to be my savior. Not so. Only JESUS saves!
He came at an opportune time and he was a distraction. I gave myself to him sexually, then there was a soul tie that came from that. I was a Christian and I didn’t have sex but I wouldn’t call myself celibate.
I was backed into a corner with nothing in my hands, crying my eyes out saying, “Lord nobody can help fix me but you” and He’s like, “Oh finally, now you want me to come in” and you can get out of the way so that way He could do what He needed to do and He began to heal me and show me relational and behavioral patterns that I kept on sucumbing to and bringin me revelation to why these certain things happened, why I did the certain things that I did.
How has that shown you the path God has prepared for your life? Steps along your journey.
It’s a long two-plus year process of deliverance and getting freedom from these demons. It’s a real thing.
I wasn’t finding fulfillment from men. My heart felt like it was breaking but I had a craving for something deeper. It was the Lord and I tried to fill that void with a man.
I just have to be honest and keep it real with you.
This was the place God picked me up and swooped me up into His arms and I just began to be fully led by the Holy Spirit.
OCEANS. by Hillson United
“Take me deeper than my faith could ever wander.”
Since Easter Sunday last year, I have been here in Chicago ONLY BY THE GRACE OF GOD I am still here!
He has pressed reset on my life so many times to get me to this point right here and right now.
I wrote the book.
I am being healed.
Recognize and confront generational curses. Break them right now in the name of JESUS!
Revelation and just more of Him. His love and His mercy! He still is there over and over again just for me.
He’s a good daddy, God! ABBA I love you!
Can you share your favorite scripture?
Matthew 22:37-39 [NKJV]
37 “Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’[a] 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’[b]”
1 Corinthians 13:4-8, 13 [NLT]
4 “Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud 5 or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. 6 It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. 7 Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.
8 Prophecy and speaking in unknown languages[a] and special knowledge will become useless. But love will last forever!
13 Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love.”
“These are next to my bed and since I am all about the love, God is love. It’s my favorite scripture because it talks about all the qualities and characteristics of love. It’s my favorite scripture because when I feel like a sucky person and I feel like I don’t like these people today and I feel like people are getting on my nerves and I don’t want to have compassion. I have to remind myself to love. When I feel like I want to give it I have to remind myself to love and when I feel like I want to be irritated or annoyed, or anything like that I have to remind myself to love. I have to remind myself to love people and I have to remind myself that God loves me and I have to remind myself to love myself! IT’S ALL ABOUT THE LOVE!”
What do you do daily to let your light shine?
“I send out daily affirmation and love notes through my text subscription
I wake up with intention every day, giving thanks to my Father in Heaven! I write first thing in the morning. I try to read, workout, daily devotionals. I say my affirmations and decrees. ”
Name (3) things that you would tell your younger self?
- Love you baby girl! Know who you are in the Lord and love you! Love on yourself! Just love yourself first!
- I don’t have anything to prove to anybody. You don’t have to fit in, embrace your uniqueness. NOTHING IS WRONG WITH YOU!
- WHO CARES WHAT ANYONE HAS TO SAY?! YOU ARE FINE! YOU ARE A PRINCESS!
Why do you love you some you? What makes you extraordinary?
“Because I am a Queen! I am confident I am bold. I own who I am individually. I am the righteousness of God. I am royalty. I am Jesus Christ’s sister! I don’t have to settle for less or be less than who I’ve been called to be. It’s not about material things, I like them but there’s more to me than that. I have depth.
Excellency. If I do something I do it with purpose and intention, with passion, fully and committed, all or nothing putting my stamp on it! I’m a fighter, I’m a champion, I’M A BIG DEAL! I’m unique there’s nobody like me. I’m cool with that!”
ABBA by Apostle Matthew Stenson III
Captivating by John & Stasi Eldridge
Uninvited by Lysa TerKeurst
10 Seconds of Motivation
“Queen, I love you! I want to empower you and encourage you to just face life head on trusting in the Lord to be able to receive all that He has in store for you. Ask Him to unlock the hidden treasures that are deep within you so that you can be able to walk out your purpose and your destiny for the Kingdom of God. ”
Find out all about Jasmine below::
Website:: A Place for Queens
FB:: Jasmine Dash