After a five -day battle in the hospital room, the grip of a pulmonary embolism had finally loosened its hold on me. As I lay in my hospital bed, the doctor’s words echoed in my mind: “Mrs. Jenkins, You’re lucky to have survived this.” But I knew that it was God who saved my life. And I was determined to live the rest of my life living in His purpose. It was as if the very air I inhaled carried a whisper, urging me to seek out my purpose with an unwavering determination.
The process of uncovering this purpose turned out to be a journey that spanned not mere months but a full two years. Yes, you read it right. Two years! It wasn’t a swift or linear path but rather a winding trail of prayer, self-discovery, introspection, and growth. I embarked on a quest to find my purpose, often searching outside myself. I was on a mission to unveil God’s grand design, which I believed was waiting for me.
Yet, after all the searching, something remarkable emerged from the depths of my soul: the realization that the purpose I had been seeking was not an elusive destination but a quiet force residing within me all along.
You see, my gift, my purpose, was rooted in an innate gift that God had woven into the fabric of my life – the ability to uplift others. Every interaction I had, every smile I shared, and every word of encouragement I offered was all a manifestation of my unique gift. When others saw LOL as
Laugh Out Loud, I coined the acronym L.O.L as Leave Others Lifted.
Armed with this newfound clarity, I embraced a profound conviction – that our life’s trials and tribulations aren’t merely hurdles to overcome but rather the raw material from which we can craft life-altering messages. They are the chisels that carve our stories into the annals of existence, stories that have the potential to touch hearts, spark change, and inspire growth.
And so, with this revelation blazing within me, I embarked on a journey of finding my purpose and passion. I named it the “Powerful Journey,” for it was a journey fueled by God’s power within and the desire to share my message of resilience, hope, and upliftment with the world.
Through the Powerful Journey Speaker’s Academy, Author’s Academy, Writers’ Journey Community, and private coaching, I encourage women to turn their life challenges into life-changing messages and join me in pursuing Leaving Others Lifted. The ripples of the power of telling your story have positively spread far beyond what I could have initially imagined, touching and changing lives, igniting passions, and fostering life-long connections. I now call it My God-Assignment.
Looking back on that pivotal moment in the hospital room, when life and death danced a delicate tango, I now
recognize it as the prologue to my story of purpose. The battle against the embolism was not just a fight for my survival; it was a catalyst that ignited a fire within me. A fire that fueled my commitment to Leave Others Lifted and turn life’s challenges into stepping stones for a brighter path.
That’s my story. Now, I look forward to helping you tell yours.
A mini Documentary following several empowered, God-seeking women through the Powerful Journey Women's Conference lead by Phyllis Jenkins.
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