LaQuoia Webster

“I will praise you, LORD, with all my heart; I will tell of all the marvelous things you have done.” Psalm 9:1

This time last year, I would have just received my 3rd round of chemotherapy. A month prior, I was at U of M Hospital for my 3rd kidney biopsy in 4 years. After years of doctor appointments, and unanswered questions, it was then that I learned that my kidneys were only functioning at 14%. At 10% I would have needed a kidney transplant, and dialysis, but God!

On October 12, 2017 I was diagnosed with Lupus Nephritis. The damage to my kidneys were so severe that the recommended treatment was to begin chemotherapy immediately. I was shocked, heartbroken, and confused – yet I never lost my faith. I trusted God, who is the Great Physician. My Jehovah Rophe- The God who heals!

I received chemo treatments for 6 months, with my last round being in March of this year. As a wife and a mother of a 2 year old, it was the most challenging experience I’ve ever faced. I oftentimes felt guilty for how sick I was, how tired I was, and how much pain I was in. But thank God for a supportive and loving family that never left my side. I am still on the road to recovery, and I still have a long way to go, but I thank God that my kidney function is improving. I am also grateful that the markers for Lupus are no longer showing up in my lab reports! My doctors think that I will have Lupus for the rest of my life, but I serve a God that can do the impossible. By faith, I received my healing, in Jesus’ name.

Prior to receiving my diagnosis, I launched my very first business, a t-shirt line, however my illness did not allow me the time, or energy to keep up with the demands. After I received my last round of chemo, I began praying for an opportunity to earn more money, to use my Business Degrees, and to help secure a future for my son. In September, I discovered Paparazzi Accessories. I loved the fact that they offered affordable and fashionable jewelry for only $5! I loved seeing how the company encouraged, inspired and uplifted women. This was truly beautiful to see because as I was receiving chemo, my self-confidence took a mighty blow. I would cry as I looked at myself in the mirror. I was embarrassed to be seen. For the most part, I stayed in my house, unless I was going the the hospital, doctor appointments, or to pick up prescriptions. To see this company with a mission and desire to build women’s self-confidence, I was impressed, to say the least.

Fear tried to deter me, as I began questioning myself saying “Can I do this?” What if I fail? What if no one supports me?” However, one night, I had a dream, and it gave me the courage that I needed to step out on faith and sign up to start my own business as an Independent Consultant for Paparazzi Accessories!

In these last 2 months alone, I have stepped out of my comfort zone in ways that I’ve never imagined. I have been blessed to meet some phenomenal women, including the beautiful women of RG4C! For that, I am forever grateful. Paparazzi Accessories has allowed me to help increase our household income, pay off some of my debt, as well as begin a savings fund for my son’s college education. Investing in myself has been the greatest reward. I am in constant prayer over my business and I believe God will continue to show Himself mighty as I press forward on this journey to financial freedom. Amen!

If you’re interested in becoming an Independent Consultant, or just want to learn more about how Paparazzi has helped me, feel free to reach out! I can answer any questions that you may have.

Thank you so much, RG4C for allowing me to share my testimony with the world! I pray that anyone that may read this will be blessed abundantly and choose Faith over Fear all of the days of your life.

LaQuoia Webster

Independent Consultant

http://www.lovethybling.com

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Bria Erby

Philippians 1:6 “And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.”

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“I was born premature (1 lb 5 oz) and given a life expectancy of 12 hours. If my life expectancy was to last longer, I was predicted to have health complications. To be alive and well at the age of 22 is a testament to God’s faithfulness. It serves as proof that He has always been with me since the very beginning.

My life influenced my mom to gain a relationship with Christ and enhanced her faith that I would be okay. In knowing this, I realize that even early on, my life was destined to impact others. I believe I am a Royal Gem for Christ because I understand that I am special in God’s sight. There is nothing that separates me from His love. ”

-Bria Erby

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Hannah Brenneman

“When you’re lost in the universe, don’t lose faith. Your whole life’s in the Hand of God.” – Jon Bellion

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I think in some ways, my entire life shows God’s faithfulness. From the moment I can remember, God has always been a part of my life. It’s not always been easy of course, and there are moments where I’ve doubted my faith. Despite that, God has ordered my footsteps from place to place, he’s lead me to where I need to be, and he’s spoken to me and given me the words I’ve needed. The time where I have most consciously seen God work in my life was my sophomore year at EMU. I took on a position as a Resident Advisor and on the Board at my church UCF . I quickly felt the pressure of being responsible for so many people and in that process of taking care of everyone else, I neglected myself. I would barely eat, had weekly panic attacks, and despite who I was with, I always felt alone. Even through that process, God put so many wonderful and supportive people in my life- people who always pointed me back to Him. The moment things changed for me was when I realized I can be honest with others and I can be honest with myself about where I am at, and more importantly, I can be honest with God. I realized through that time that there were people who truly did care, and despite anything going on around me, God truly and deeply cared about me. ”

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Follow  Hannah on Instagram at @hbrxnnxmxn .

Latashia Barbee

Teach me your way, Lord, that I may rely on your faithfulness; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name. ❤️Psalm 86:11

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“Last year (2017) was a huge transition season for me. I was a graduate student, I was working for an amazing organization, and I was serving in my church. It was like my life was overwhelmingly full with everything. I was stressed, had experienced some hard times in my finances and a rough season with some friends. I needed GOD to help me but the crazy thing is, I didn’t go to him. I tried to fix everything myself. This brought on more problems and went on for a while until I finally prayed about my circumstances. I decided to go on a 3 month journey of learning to depend on Christ. I didn’t understand what was happening on the inside of me during those 3 months, but God was up to something huge. It was a few weeks after that time that I understood what HE wanted me to get from everything I was going through. I am used to handling things on my own so trusting people was always hard. The Lord showed me that I can depend on him and that it’s ok if I don’t have all of my ducks in a row. HE is forever mine and I am HIS so there’s nothing that will stop HIM for coming through for me when I need him the most.”

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Follow Latashia on Instagram at @latay_ason

Jasmine Butler

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. – Isaiah 41:10”

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When asked about God’s faithfulness, our spotlight of the week Jasmine Butler had this to say: “God’s faithfulness has definitely been shown in my life in numerous ways! One of those ways was when my Mom gave birth to me. I was born a month early weighing only 4 pounds. Two days before my parents left the hospital, the Doctor discovered 3 holes in my heart. I was scheduled to meet with a child’s cardiologist who then discovered another hole in my heart. At this point the doctors had found a total of four holes. The cardiologists scheduled another appointment with my parents to come back and look at the holes to prepare me for heart surgery. My parents had the leaders at our church pray for me before they went back to that appointment. They knew God was a healer and even though the doctors were planning for me to have surgery God had the final say! When my parents took me back, the doctors re-checked the holes before surgery began – but to their surprise, every hole had closed up!!! 24 years later, I am not only a living testimony but a walking miracle! I have lived a normal life with no heart issues, no heart murmurs, no surgery, and no more holes since that day. God is Crazy Faithful!!”

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Follow Jasmine on her Instagram page at @jasreneeb_