REAL, RAW, AND UNCUT!
As you enter my website you see Road to Royalty and underneath you see a sentence. Some people refer to this sentence as a tagline or mission statement. Something that describes an entire business all while only using just a few words. My mission statement is The Real, Raw, Uncut Journey to Gods Kingdom. Soo what does that mean? Some of you probably read it and thought " Hmm, I wonder why she chose that". I'll tell you why. For some ODD reason people think Christians (which is a word that I DO NOT like, but we will get to that later) don't go through anything. Unfortunately, some people who know the Lord have painted that picture. A lot of people who say they are saved and live for the Lord aren't honest or transparent about their walk with the Lord. So naturally people who don't know the Lord think that nothing bad happens to them. But the truth is when you are saved and on fire for the Lord, the enemy will try to knock you off! It is SO important that the people in the Body of Christ are honest about their journeys! Tests happen to draw us closer to God. That test becomes a TESTIMONY. A testimony is what God uses to encourage others. But in order to tell your testimony you have to be honest and transparent. Testimonies are the most vulnerable times in our lives used to bring glory to the Lord and to encourage people. Saved and unsaved. So why aren't people honest? How come people don't share their testimonies? John 16:33 New Living Translation (NLT) "I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on Earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world." 1 Peter 4:12-13 New Living Translation (NLT) Dear friends, don’t be surprised at the fiery trials you are going through, as if something strange were happening to you. 13 Instead, be very glad—for these trials make you partners with Christ in his suffering, so that you will have the wonderful joy of seeing his glory when it is revealed to all the world. 1 Peter 1:7 New Living Translation (NLT) These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold—though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world. Fear. Pride. So many people are fearful of what other people are going to think of them. Others want to keep up an image. Just imagine. Knowing the Lord and giving your life to him and then BAM! You fall into sin. Doesn't matter what you did, just that you gave into temptation and fell into sin. Now imagine feeling unworthy, hurt and lonely . Then you get back up, repent and then go on your merry way. BUT when you repent the bible says to TURN from our wicked ways. Some people don't. They just ignore the root of the problem. They think "Yeah the Lord brought me out but I can't possibly tell people that I the magnificent pastor, or elder or usher sinned. What will they think of me? NO I can't do that. I have to make myself seem perfect. Like I don't go through anything. There's no way I'm telling anyone about MY struggles. Ha! I don't struggle. Nope." Fear has set in. Pride has set in. Pride says "I mustn't betray or expose myself. I must protect ME". Fear attacks the courage and peace of an individual creating a debilitating stronghold in the mind. 2 Timothy 1:7 King James Version (KJV) 7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. Proverbs 11:2 New Living Translation (NLT) Pride leads to disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom. Job 36:9 New Living Translation (NLT) he shows them the reason. He shows them their sins of pride. Mark 7:20-23 New Living Translation (NLT) And then he added, “It is what comes from inside that defiles you. For from within, out of a person’s heart, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, greed, wickedness, deceit, lustful desires, envy, slander, pride, and foolishness. All these vile things come from within; they are what defile you.” That Queens is why some people do not share their journeys. Their testimonies. Some people are so concerned about keeping up an image, that they miss divine opportunities to use their past and/ or current struggles to encourage people. Acts 10:42 New Living Translation (NLT) And he ordered us to preach everywhere and to testify that Jesus is the one appointed by God to be the judge of all—the living and the dead. Acts 26:22 New Living Translation (NLT) But God has protected me right up to this present time so I can testify to everyone, from the least to the greatest. I teach nothing except what the prophets and Moses said would happen— I am going to be transparent. I am going to be honest. Whatever the Lord wants me to share that is what I will share. This is my Real, Raw, Uncut Journey to Gods Kingdom. I want to challenge you. Think about something that has happened to you that NO ONE could have gotten you out of. Thank the Lord for that and ask him if that is what he wants you to share. My main goal is tell the Raw, Uncut details of my journey, so that you all can see that I am JUST LIKE YOU. Queen, when you read my testimonies I want you to be so astonished that you say "I want to know that God that Shania Natee' talks about" So you can ultimately say "What must I do to be saved". Queen I am just like you. I am no better or worse. I am on the same journey as you. I am following Christ as he orchestrates every path that I am on. I am standing beside you to help you along your journey. I'm just a 23 year old girl from Ohio, Saved, Sanctified, filled with the Holy Ghost, Water Baptized and on Fire for the Lord!!! Until Next time Queens! Xoxo Shania Nate'e