Monday, January 9, 2012

The Lord's Purpose Prevails

Back when I was in high school, I planned to go to college to become a nurse, and a few months after my high school graduation, that's exactly what I ventured out to do.  With a full academic scholarship to a local college, I was ready to pursue my dream. 

That was almost 12 years ago, and as you can see, I am NOT a nurse.  I dropped out of college after only one semester convinced that nursing wasn't the best career for me.  Between the years of 2001-2006, I was so confused about the career path I wanted to take.  During those years, I worked as a grocery store cashier, front-desk clerk at a dry cleaner, concession stand operator, telemarketer, and custodian.  I also went to school on separate occasions to become a medical assistant, certified nursing assistant, psychologist, and once again, a nurse...all to no avail. I was all over the place! 

I had no idea that a position I took back in 2006 as a ministry administrative assistant would uncover a gift and passion hidden deep down within me, a passion that would eventually lead me to leave my 9-5, and step out into the world of entrepreneurship.  I NEVER imagined the latter!

The Lord used that position to uncover a natural ability to edit, and a God-given gift to write.  It has been one of the best discoveries of my life.  As I've dedicated my gift to the Lord, He has opened so many doors, and revealed to me the career He intended for me.  I am a writer, with a passion to glorify God and edify others.  And while I am absolutely satisfied using my gift for ministry purposes, the Lord placed it upon my heart last year to take it a step further, and start my own business.

Totally clueless to what the Lord had in mind for me, or how I'd actually venture out into entrepreneurship, I obeyed the voice of the Lord.  Although the months that followed were filled with uncertainty, the Lord has brought into manifestation what He spoke to me in 2011.  On Monday, January 16th I will officially launch the online home of LRC Editing, a Christian writing business specializing in proofreading, editing, ghostwriting, copywriting, and transcription services to assist small business owners, independent authors, non-profit organizations, ministry leaders, and individuals with their writing needs.  I am so excited to share my baby with you. 

I wish I could share the details of how God amazingly brought this all together, but I'll just suffice to say that I am totally humbled by His strategic plan.

Even when we have no idea of the direction our lives will take, God knows the plans He has for us. ((Jeremiah 29:11)  If we would just trust in Him and not lean to our own understanding, He will certainly direct our paths. (Proverbs 3:5-6)   I had many plans in my heart about what I'd be, or what I'd do with my life, but the Lord's purpose always prevails. (Proverbs 19:21) 

God has a plan of purpose for your life.  Trust that it shall prevail.

Here's a small sneak peak of what you'll see on LRC Editing's site:

To God be the glory!

~May you live in His love.~


  1. Big Cuz all I can say is Wow....... That was Awesome, you just encourage me cuz. One day I might join you, writing for the Kingdom!!!!!!!!! I LOVE YOU

  2. Congratulations LaKeisha!!!! God is good. I am so proud of you. You can't go wrong when your talents are being used by God. I think your announcement is an awesome testimony! Keep sharing and uplifting!

  3. Hallelujah! Thank you Jesus, for you are faithful to keep your promises. I pray that you continue to bless Lakeisha and position her to prosper for YOUR GLORY and her pleasure!

  4. Congratulations LaKeisha! I don't know you personally but i have been reading your inspiring words for a while now. Congratulations and always heed the words of Jeremiah 29:11 (my life's verse) and all will be well with you. I am also launching into the deep in 2012 and will be opening my own business as well. I am looking forward the official opening on Monday

    1. Hi Abi! Thanks so much!! I appreciate your support. Prayers to you in your business endeavors!

  5. Thank you ladies so much for your warm comments. Blessings to you!

  6. Yay! Congratulations LaKeisha! I'll definitely be making recommendations to your business.


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