"I think there's a right time for everything, and I'm a true believer that everything happens for a reason."
- Bella Hadid
My story took more than 5 years for me to make the decision to write it. Had I known I would experience this level of meaning to living a “purpose-filled life” – I would have written it earlier. But, everything garners meaning when GOD sanctions it; when He gives us clearance to walk in understanding; when He has stripped us of the cosmetics and worldly cares that prevent us from being authentic in our truth. Five years ago the words weren't ripe and my heart wasn't ready. There were some layers being peeled and I had to endure the process before GOD could ready me for this part of my life.
Hi, my name is Yvonne Chiedza Mtengwa, and if you are reading this blog, you are either a personal friend of mine, or one of the amazing people out there following my journey. For all your love and support - my gratitude is unending. At this juncture however, it is my pleasure to share with you a little bit about why I am taking aspiring authors on a journey that will release them into walking in their testimony.
It was August 27, 2017 that I heard GOD’s voice clearly. It was time for me to stop guarding my story for what good was it if it wasn’t to impact anyone else. The first chapter of my book “Reinvented: Challenging insecurity to live authentically through faith” was written inside a little thatched suite at Chengeta Lodge in Zimbabwe. I had travelled home from Abu Dhabi to host yet another Quintessential F event as we always did in the summer. This trip was different. I was making this journey alone; leaving behind my husband and kids while I went home to spend time with my parents…just. GOD said so, and so I did. I am thankful that when I ask my husband for such opportunities to do something that GOD has impressed upon me, he understands, and supports me all the way.
This first chapter, and every chapter thereafter came after a night of praying and prophetic release. I didn’t know when I began to write it that it would be so heavily contested. The enemy didn’t want to me to be free. I knew I had to be free – and so I fought. On my knees and in my heart, I asked GOD to help me how to express all that I had experienced as a little girl, growing up well, happy and sheltered, only to become a young adult so confused by who I was becoming – so confused by a host of insecurities.
Fast forward to today, where I have moved from "becoming" to "being". I am so incredibly thankful for the work GOD has been doing in me. I pride myself in being a vessel of hope and inspiration, helping women to discover who they have been called to be through pursuing a relationship with GOD. No frills, no caked-on make-up, just pure, unadulterated truth. To discover who we are we have to confront who we don’t want to be and push them out of the way. We have to get out of our own way so GOD can do what He wants to in us. And this is what Reinvented & Victorious: An Anthology is all about.
20 stories written by 20 women testifying of how GOD has helped them deal with their fears and combat their insecurities. It will be a course on unpacking our past to pave way for our future and the best part of it all is we don’t have to go at it alone.
If you would like to co-author this book that’s slated to go live in the first part of 2020, do register your interest by subscribing to this blog – www.ReinventedToday.com, and an info pack will be on its way to you!
We are going for gold people! We are Reinvented & Victorious! I'm sure excited to embark on this journey because I am living proof of the blessings the Heavens pour down upon us when we release our testimonies for others to hear.
Will you join us on this journey? If this is speaking to you - get at me by dropping me a note! Deadline for securing your chapter is September 20!
Let's get that book out of you! Let's get Reinvented!
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