She is a wife, a worshiper, a singer, a musician, and a songwriter. An educated woman who holds a Master’s of Science in Management. Her gift is that she is a creative being, pursuing her musical and artistic interests.
In 2010, Cassandra planned to take her own life. On a trip to Nashville, she intended to execute her plan when she heard from God who responded to her by telling her “I have not given you permission to die, I have only given you permission to live”.
This is where she got the name of her most recent project, Arise: Permission to Live.
To see her smile and experience her energy you would not believe that her greatest struggle is thinking positive. She says that she struggles with it every single day.
Check what she had to say about her struggles.
Every day is day one. Every morning is ground zero. I am a negative thinker. I believe it is why God created me with the gift of joy. My brother told me back in 2008 that I was born with the gift of joy. I now know and believe that to be true. Every attack from the enemy on my life has been to steal my joy, and thus destroy me. But God has infused joy to my spirit, it’s just who I am.
To take joy from me the enemy has to either kill me or get me to kill myself hence my struggle with suicide. I am determined to win! Along with studying God’s word I use a special program that helps me process my thoughts, I read Christian literature to superimpose what God has already declared in His word, and prayer- I pray ALL the time!
My determination to win gives me strength. My determination to love myself every day is additional fuel. I know for a fact that I am a winner. If God be for me, who can be against me? There is a champion in us all. And every day I win by communicating this encouragement to the world. It is my obligation and duty to encourage the cast down and broken spirited.
I would encourage anyone facing negative thought patterns to challenge every negative thought. Start by asking, “What am I really afraid of/angry at/ upset about?” And then, discuss that thought.
Is this really true?
Am I just over thinking this?
What is the positive flip side?
The goal is to break the negative cycle and dismantle the downward spiral before it begins or even stop it while it is happening.
I have been mentored by many women from near and far. And I can’t really pin point one in particular as I have pulled wisdom from them all, and they were all GOOD women!
I define a “good” woman as a woman whose character shines brighter than her outer adornment. I’m strive to be that woman every day. My first duty is to God, my heavenly Father. Second duty is to my husband, he is my covering and lover. My next duty is to myself, to be healthy, whole and holy.
It’s not over, it’s beginning, you’re not losing, you’re winning!
This is Cassandra Stewart, and I approve your win!
Currently Cassandra is pursuing a career in Market Research alongside her journey as an independent gospel music artist.
Check out her latest video also!
I love to spotlight and feature real women with real struggles. Women who are being open and transparent about their struggles, how they are not letting those things define them. Instead they are defining their own “good”. To see more about why transparency is so important please Click here.
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