Imagine waking up one morning and realizing that you are repeating the same day as yesterday or that you had somehow gone back in time. How would you feel? What would you do? Would you do something today that you had intended to do yesterday but never got around to it? Would you make different decisions than you did in the past and alter your future? Or would you continue doing the same things you’ve done day after day, year after year thinking that you can’t be anything but what you are now? Unfortunately, there are many women who do just that – go with the status quo and never make a change; because of the “IF NOT FOR” the business has not been started.

It becomes a frightening thought for them because of things that have happened to them in their past and to be honest it happened to me as well.

But I had to ask myself a question that you should ask yourself as well. Who would I be if not for…? For some, it’s the sexual abuse they suffered. Or the abortion they had. Or the divorce they went through. Or the bullying they endured. Or the premature closing of the business you worked so hard for. No matter what the issue understand that God can use the scars of your circumstance for His good. Had I not asked myself that question and allowed God to use me I wouldn’t be in the position of helping individuals realize their entrepreneurial dreams.

If Rosa Parks had not asked herself that question and allowed God to use her she wouldn’t have stood for her rights by sitting in the front of the bus. If Mary hadn’t asked herself that question and allowed God to use her she wouldn’t have become the mother of Jesus Christ.

You’re probably saying to yourself that these were great women but remember that greatness begins with just one step and one decision. Are you ready to take that step today? Are you ready to find out who YOU BE?

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