Discover more from Naked and Exposed ® Journal by Janae Carlee
No space? Create it.
Learning to take up space where I am invited and belong.
Hey, What’s Up, Hello?
This week you are getting a two for one special (past two week videos), with a few bonuses coming later. As I step out on faith to use the voice God gave me, I’m partnering with more people who to are doing the same.
If you have a God story around faith and/or business I would love to feature you on my youtube channel. If you have a story around showing up with God, I’d love to feature you on this season of the podcast— listen here. (Just reply to this if interested.)
Your business ain’t everybody business. Discretion is advised. What we create will not be accepted and received by everyone. Also, everyone does not deserve the most intimate parts of us… Jesus had the 3, 12, 70, crowd. It looks different in every season.
Start Here: Your Business Ain’t Everybody Business
(After watching the above)
I'll be the first to admit "my plan" looked like taking up space in someone's corporate office while climbing the ranks to become a creative director, planted in environments that did not foster air for me to thrive. It made sense, convinced being the only one or the first was good enough. Nope!
I am called to debunk stereotypes within the African Diaspora to teach, train, and influence diversity and inclusivity within pre-existing cultures through the lens of design and technology (this is written in pencil just in case God adds more to it), following God's next instruction. If we don't KNOW whose we are, we'll succumb to anything—like these labels the enemy has tried to suppress us with. Good thing God stands supreme over the schemes of the enemy through the division of race and gender. No stereotype can hold us back. Black women are not angry, loud, or upset—We're passionate, know the difference, thanks.
God created us in His image and likeness! How dare we play it small? Dream big! Our dream isn't big enough. Partner with God for Him to get the most glory out of our story. It starts with our identity being anchored in Him, first. From there, we'll take steps towards the greater calling already written, waiting for us to partner with and discover.
I am a full-time entrepreneur because God said so.
I acknowledged I needed Him.
Handed over the design idol of my heart.
Submitted design to be used for His kingdom
Turned down an opportunity to move to San Francisco.
It's a part of my story. Over the next few weeks, I'll be sharing pieces of my journey where God divinely interrupted "my plan" to insert His. The latest youtube episode, How I became an Elevation Intern (Part 1), is waiting for you to watch.
Now Playing: How I became an Elevation Intern (Part 1), is waiting for you to watch.
As I take steps forward, God directs the next move. I stopped trying to figure it and started taking up space where I am invited and belong. From there, I'll create space for others to join me.