Theresa Dedmon @theresadedmon

2 weeks ago

Ever since I was very young, I was shy and afraid to talk. It didn’t help that I had 3 siblings and a talkative Mom who would do all the talking for me. I was told I was shy and I lived up to this identity all the way up until I graduated from high school.⠀ ⠀ My saving grace was that I knew I was called to pastor, so I gathered up my courage and asked a woman leader at the Bible College where I was attending if she would mentor me. Surely, she had years of experience in becoming a powerful woman speaker in the church.⠀ ⠀ As I waited excitedly for her answer, I had no idea the words that would pour forth from her lips that would crush my spirit for years to come. She told me that going to Bible College with my husband was a good thing, but that if the funds ran out, I should be a good wife and support and work so that my husband could get his degree. She said she would mentor me if I would agree to this.⠀ ⠀ Shocked and confused, I ran out of that meeting as fast as I could, ashamed I was a woman and wondering why my call was secondary to my husband.⠀ ⠀ This incident and countless others have led me on a journey where I have had the privilege to fight for my calling as a woman in ministry and it has led me to triumph over the enemy trying to steal my voice and place in the body of Christ.⠀ ⠀ I want to encourage you that your voice and place in history is worth fighting for and that you have a right to pursue your call!⠀ ⠀ I am here to help you find your voice and become all that God has called you to be!⠀ ⠀ If you want to break off shame and find your creative voice and calling- Discover how to do this in my Create Academy: http://www.theresadedmon.com/createacademy

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hoorenon

theresadedmon

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thaimainhard

❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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josielewisart

Pretty lady

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emorycolvin

Thank you for sharing your story @theresadedmon!! I’ve been told countless times I’d have to give up speaking and traveling once I was married and had children. I do believe family is your first ministry but I don’t believe that means completely abandoning the call on your life. There is a balance!! Women’s voices are important to Jesus and to the Body! So thankful for you pursuing your call and making a way for us 💕

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yohei0305

Love this 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

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simona_mankeviciute

Thank you for this!! “I have right to pursue my call” - so good!💜

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creative_reformer

Wow - ❤️ so glad you didn't stop there!!

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la_vida_alvita

🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻

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hayleyjanzen

Wow 😯 I am so grateful to hear your story. You are a powerful woman of God and a huge role model for who I want to become. Thank you!

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jessikatate

And now you mentor so many women and give them the opportunity to use their voice. Forever grateful you didn’t quit. ❤️

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juanhaia

Amazing!! @terecristie @carmen_seiler @victoriaseiler

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wonderart.tribe

What a powerful testimony you live out daily!! So grateful you pressed on and have changed the world in so many wonderful ways❤️

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lindsayrella

So thankful for you Mama T! Thank you for leading the way and for encouraging me to be a more confident woman of God! Love ya!! 💜

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claudiaklann

❣️

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ailree31

🙌🔥

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lindidejager

What a testimony 💃💃💃

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armanddiva

God bless

1 weeks ago

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