Stephanie unwaveringly tells the deep, dark and gritty secrets of her past that most women would shudder to share. As the echoes of her past continue to haunt her and seemingly define her, Stephanie spirals down a path of self-destruction, self-hate and selfish desires. Tired, worn out and over it, she finally opens the Bible and discovers that God’s Word has the power to not only save her, but transform her thinking as well. Her bravery and transparency combine to create an authentic roadmap for anyone to find Christ and self-love.
Have you ever felt broken? Completely broken? I felt as if I was shattered into a million pieces and nothing in this world could put me back together again. My entire world was broken and in great need of repair. But I didn’t know where to start. I didn’t know how. I didn’t even know if I wanted to… live.
As a young lady, I was molested by a friend of the family. In high school, I watched a friend get murdered. I was married by 19 and gave birth to two beautiful little girls. After 9 years of marriage, we separated and I was a victim of acquaintance rape. I began to use cocaine to numb the emotions I felt. It was overwhelming and tiresome just being me. My situations and the words people used to describe me would echo in my mind. The echoes would get louder and seem more relevant each time I heard them. I wanted to die on many occasions.
But one day, I grabbed the Bible and began to pray that God would show me if there was anything to it. That was the day I believe God began speaking to me. I listened. He granted me grace at a time when I needed it most. He saw the best in me. The more I listened to him, the more I believed him. Today I have programs for women and teens. I am the author of several devotionals. I am blessed.
“Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me. And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”
2 Corinthians 12:8-10
Stephanie D. Moore is also the owner of Moore Marketing and Communications, Founder of She’s a BOSSE Leadership & Etiquette Cliniques, Isn’t She Lovely Clothing Line & Grindaholix: Young Men on the Rise Leadership & Etiquette Clinique. She currently serves as president of the Oklahoma Media Network.