“If you’re looking for a sign, then this is it.” ‼️
These words rang true in my mind today. I literally opened up my Facebook app and came face to face with something I knew, yet I didn’t want to admit.
I was running.
Running from God.
Running from what I am called to do.
The crazy thing about fear is that I know I am amazing, brilliant, talented, and to work with me (or be connected with me) means your life will be better.
Yet fear, that insidious roach, at times would creep in and have me doubt.
- Doubt who I am in Christ.
- Doubt my talents.
- Doubt what I promise and do.
Many of the doubts that come up aren’t from me but from my twins’ dad when he became verbally abusive before he left.
When I want to move forward, his voice pops up on a tape recorder and I lean into doubt and not faith.
But today is different. I’m going to try something different. Instead of reciting my resume in my mind or reading testimonials until the doubt goes away and I’m ready to run again (which becomes a cyclical occurrence):
⭐️ Multiple features in national magazines
⭐️ Managed a $1B budget in corporate finance
⭐️ Multiple $100M restructuring deals
⭐️ Mergers and acquisitions experience
⭐️ Small business restructuring
⭐️ Personal financial coach/consultant
This time I’m going to lean into who I am in Christ. Because my identity in Christ is what’s lasting and at the core of who I am regardless of my resume or what anyone says about me.
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.” – Jeremiah 1:5
“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” – Psalm 139:14
“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” – Ephesians 2:10 ESV
In whom we have boldness and access with confidence through our faith in him. Ephesians 3:12
I am who Christ says I am. I was created to do good works to glorify Christ and it’s way past time for me to walk in them and stop hiding.
The enemy has come to steal, kill, and destroy which I know. But it’s time to make a conscious decision to not allow those who he chooses to do this work to succeed in derailing the destiny they God has called me to do.
My “yes” to God is connected to someone else’s breakthrough and destiny. So “yes” to God it is.
I share this personal story to let you know that even as believers and as talented people we encounter fear. But we have to make a decision to not allow it to steal the destiny work the Lord has prepared for us to do. There are too many talented, gifted, called people who never do what God has called them to do and it’s because of fear. This is why when it pops up you must crucify it and speak the truth of the Lord over your life.
My prayer is this encourages someone to stop playing small, move to your next level, write the book, start the business, take a risk to grow your business, or create your exit strategy from corporate.
If you’re a single mom who is ready to create your exit strategy to leave corporate then let me know and we will get it together so you exit within the next 12- months.
Who is ready?
Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with the word ”exit” if you’re ready to exit corporate in less than 12-months.
Aisha Taylor is a single mom of twins, personal financial coach, work from home entrepreneur, and #1 Amazon Best Selling Author of the book “5+5 FNPhenomenal Ways to Save $100 This Week Without Killing Your Lifestyle.” Aisha has been featured in ESSENCE, Jet Magazine, and Black Enterprise. She is also the Founder of FNPhenomenal (Frugal –n- Phenomenal), a movement designed to help single moms create a vision for their lives, craft a financial strategy to support that vision, and show them that phenomenal living is possible. It’s time for you to be Financially Phenomenal!