It can hurt to hear someone tell it like it is. But sometimes you need to get the truth, straight up. And the truth is that it's not about you--it's about God. Maybe you have relied on your own strength for far too long. You haven't been able to count on other people, so you just do your own thing. But God has bigger plans for you. God wants to use you to change the world. Rebecca Osaigbovo, conference speaker and author of Chosen Vessels, shows how black women can stand up to Satan's lies and face tough problems, not in your own strength but by finding God's strength in the midst of your weaknesses. She says this to women who want to be the keys to change in their homes, churches and communities: "If you want things to be different, then stop going your own way and follow God's lead. Lean not on your own understanding, and he'll make your paths straight."
Rebecca Osaigbovo is founder and director of Chosen Vessels Ministries, Inc., a nonprofit outreach organization that focuses on leadership training, prison ministry, and challenging and inspiring women to be agents of change in their families, workplaces and communities. She also speaks at churches and conferences on prayer, spiritual growth, women in ministry and overcoming adversity. She lives in Michigan.