Who is Recording Artist and Book Author Monique Jefferson?
When I was young, I had several people in my life tell me I would be nothing. They thought because of my size, style, circumstance, and complexion that I would be a statistic. I am glad I didn’t listen to them. My uncle Jade taught me to use what God gave me and it would make room for me to see and go placed others couldn’t imagine. God gave me the gift of poetry and music. He helped me to see intelligence is true beauty. My Mom always told me “If I didn’t say it about you, it is not true. You are different for a purpose. Use it to help others.” She told me “it was my job to keep her well.” So I use what God gifted to touch the hearts and souls of his people. My Grandfather Sam and Uncle Ray taught me to be me and be creative and unashamed of the gifts and talents God gave me.Greatness doesn’t come from what you have tangibly. It comes from the legacy of love and life that you create and leave. In daring to be great you can’t follow the crowd. In daring to be great you have to set precedence to be more than your environment and circumstances.
We are fearfully and wonderfully made according to Psalms 139:14a. I dare to be great for those who follow me.
Over the course of my life I have had many mentors and teachers pour wisdom into and push me to do great things I thought I was not qualified to do. My Motto is Phil 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” While our timing is not God’s timing his timing is always in season