Episode 8: Sometimes Your Struggles Become the Catalyst to Your Purpose

In this podcast I had the amazing opportunity to interview my dear friend Keisha Montfleury.

In life we all face dark seasons, and Keisha was no different. Keisha faced an uhealthy relationship due to addiction and despite her best efforts, divorce ended up being part of her story. While none of us ever wish to go through that type of struggle, some of us do. It's what we choose to do with the circumstances in front of us that can shape the rest of our lives though.

What I love most about Keisha is that she took that difficult season head on, and rather than using it as an excuse, she chose to learn from it and use it as fuel to help others to attain the tools necessary to prevent similar situations.

Keisha talks about how she could have easily chosen to fail and fall into victim mode of being a single mom on one income. Instead though, she chose to embrace her circumstances, reflect on her choices, and grow. She then felt called to teach other young women the tools that they would need to avoid walking down a similar path. She took her most painful struggles, and used them to change the lives of others.

Keisha now has a thriving business as a confidence coach for women. She helps young women all over southern California by putting on seminars, speaking at events, and writing books to help them become the empowered women that God has intended them to be.

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My take aways from this podcast:

-Sometimes God gives us struggles and the things we are most ashamed of to help others and use them for His Glory. Embrace the struggles, we all have them.

-Not all of us were created to follow the path that culture has created for us. If you are unfulfilled, cling to God's word and His truths. We all have an identity in the body of Christ, and those identities are not all the same.  Romans 12 and 1 Corinthians 12:12-31

-If you are feeling frustrated because God is not showing you the whole picture, remember he wants you to trust in Him. Take one step at a time and walk in God's will. Proverbs 3:5-6

-Don't think that just because you have discovered your purpose, life is going to be easy.  Taking hardships as a sign that you need to change you course is a mistake. The bible even says that the enemy prowls around like a roaring lion just waiting to destroy us. 1 Peter 5:8

-Be aware of the lies that the enemy puts in your head. The closer you are to God, the more you will be able to discern what is a lie, what is not. God is not the author of confusion.

-Your purpose doesn't necessarily have to be your career. It can be something outside of your career.

The book that I referred to is called Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niquest. There is also a study guide that you can get with it too. It's one of my absolute favorites and truly changed my life. If you're looking for a good read, I highly recommend this one!

The book that I have of Keisha's is Blue-Print to Self Esteem and it's so cute and perfect for me to read to Liberty. If you have young girls or have any influence on young girls, these books are so perfect and sweet!!!

Check out Keisha's Website

Check out Keisha's full Author Page on amazon!

If you're interested in booking Keisha to speak, you can contact here at keishamontfleury@gmail.com

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