Do not be afraid, only believe. Girl, you’ve been down for too long and it’s time to get up again. It is time to reach past where pain met you. It’s time to grab the little girl who believes that all things were possible. It’s time to understand that you can’t afford to just exist anymore. So, get up and get your power back. –Sarah Jakes Roberts (Girl, Get Up at the Divine Conference).
Sarah Jakes Roberts is a take-charge business-woman, writer and media personality who balances career, ministry and family. She is the founder of Woman Evolve, a movement committed to erasing limits and challenging the norms of what it means to be a modern woman of faith.
Sarah is also a successful author. She has written the books Lost and Found, Colliding With Destiny, Dear Mary, and Don’t Settle For Safe. Sarah is the daughter of bestselling author and film producer, Bishop T.D. Jakes and Mrs. Serita Jakes, who is also an author, media personality and business executive.
While giving her speech, she analysed “casket and curse” in tandem with the issues of life. She said, ‘Everyone carries a casket. The moment that forever shifted how we saw the world, the moment that forever changes our ability to be innocent and carefree because some pain has changed us, it is a problem. However, it is left to one to deal with the issue of carrying a casket and curse.” She explained that it’s like ending a bad relationship and the bad relationship changes the way one sees other men. The relationship was the casket but the shifting perspective was the curse.
According to Sarah, ‘the enemies’ greatest threat is a woman who figures out that the hill could not keep her from walking into the next dimension of her destiny. The threat is the fact that the enemy bruised you and you still crushed the challenges’.
There is always going to be another voice trying to convince you not to go after the healing you need. The voice would try to convince you that it is not going to work out the way you want it to be. Therefore, you need to take the courage to silence the voices. ‘You need to believe in the hero you are meant to be’, she said.
Sarah Jakes Robert concluded that the little girl is inside of you and there is a purpose attached to your name. So, you should not grieve the no. You are to celebrate the no because you are one step closer to the yes that you have attached to your name.