Testimony Tuesday: Just Do It

I started my own business, and now it’s time for you to start one too.

[untouched] Photography by Edward Gebel

For as long as I can remember, I always wanted to start my own business. In fact, in my earlier years, I just knew I’d be Johnny Cochran’s protege; with the Law Office of Christina Akomea. However, reality set in and law school no longer became a short term goal. But the desire to have something I could call my own still resonated with me.

After 20 something good old years, the time has finally come to step out on faith. So, I started my own t-shirt business!

Almost two years ago, while praying, the LORD revealed how my fashion blog would help usher me into my purpose. I have a ministerial call over my life to preach the Gospel in the marketplace. The marketplace, for those unfamiliar, is the world outside of the church’s four walls.

I have been set apart and appointed even before I was born for this ministry. But it was through prayer, reading the Bible, and the guidance of my spiritual father that I was able to clearly hear the voice of God. I believe the world desperately needs a revival, and that revival should start with me.

When I see young women suffering from identity crises and insecurities, it reminds me of my former self. I recall a desperate desire to feel loved by the world. But later the LORD showed me that I cannot love the world and love God simultaneously. The bible says in James 4:4 that friendship with the world is enmity with God.  I no longer desire friendship with the world. I desire for me and you to be saved by Truth.

It has been my longtime desire to start a modest clothing line. I’ve loved fashion for as long as I can remember but the lack of modest, yet trendy apparel allowed me to settle for immodest wear. But the interesting about doing things you want to do, is that after some time, your identity becomes more and more clear to you. Three years ago, my style was a hot mess. I hopped on every trend, wore every belly shirt, and threw on things that just looked terrible on me. But my blog has allowed me to grow in not only my wardrobe choices, but even as a person. And now I am ready to act on my #FutureSelfChallenge and start a clothing line.

Recognizing that clothing lines require financial resources, I came up with the idea to start small with a t-shirt and kickstarter campaign. Although the apparel industry is saturated with so many graphic t-shirt companies, I decided to create graphic t-shirts that serve purpose. My goal is that the proceeds from the t-shirt and kickstarter campaigns can help raise funds for my ministry and future clothing line. However, this cannot happen without your help!

FULLY COVERED, STILL FLY” is exactly what it sounds like. Covered doesn’t mean boring or lacking fashion sense. Rather, to be fully covered and stylish is truly a gift and a skill! These shirts are for anyone who understands that their body is a temple. Maybe you’re thinking, “I’m a man, I can’t wear this!” Well technically you can but if you choose not to, gift the shirt to the women in your life.

From now until Sept 1st (the actual launch date of the t-shirt and kickstarter campaign) all t-shirt sales are 25% off with free US shipping.  Get your shirt here or at the above SHOP JMTR page.
 

 

 

 

 

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3 Comments

  1. Valerie Adjei-Brown
    August 23, 2017 / 3:21 pm

    I cant thank you enough for this post. I am at a moment in my life were my dreams seem threatened, and to hear that you ‘stepped out in faith’ and that after praying the Lord revealed some of the purpose of the blog, has reminded me to take everything to you. Thank you for shining your light in the blogosphere and beyond.

    • justmissedtherunway
      August 23, 2017 / 3:24 pm

      God bless you Valerie. Please email me if you would like me to pray with you about taking these bold steps!

  2. Tonya
    August 24, 2017 / 8:13 pm

    I am starting a new venture, as well, that took a chunk of my savings to invest in. As a worker bee for over 20 years, my mind has to be re-conditioned to know that there is more to just making someone else wealthy. Although I am not 100% sure, I know that I am supposed to be moving in this direction. I know that I am supposed to give a financial education and legacy to my son. I am confident that as long as I KEEP MOVING FORWARD that my work will be blessed and a blessing. I’m so excited!

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