KISH MAGAZINE SPECIAL EXCLUSIVE Interview
with WORLD-CHANGER Dr. Tavara Johnson from the beautiful Freeport, Grand Bahama, Bahamas!!
KISH: Tell us about you..
TJ: I’m an event host, author, and mentor dedicated and passionate about the pursuit of purpose. The founder of Jewels and Gems, an organization designed to assist women in finding their God-given purpose and experiencing healing in their ‘inner me’ I believe women who are healed and whole have the opportunity to live an abundant life and reach the destiny God has designed for them. Recently obtaining my doctorate degree in Ministry of Christian Counselling provides me with the training to help women examine their current state, identify obstacles or challenges and choose a plan of action to propel them to their next level. I believe I have been called to serve, inspire and empower other women on their personal journey to greatness.
A graduate of Keller Graduate School in Orlando, Florida obtaining a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with emphasis in Human Resources Management and have been working in the Human Resources field for the past ten years. I am the author of the singles devotional ‘The Weight of the Wait’ and my life’s mantra is “people make time for whatever is important to them”.
KISH: What is your dream and how will accomplishing your dream benefit you and others?
TJ: Truthfully, I have many dreams. However, an overall dream is to become a transformational coach/leader who will not only provide change, but healing and wholeness in the lives of other women. As women, we are evolving daily and breaking barriers, but, many can only achieve a certain level due to stagnation because there is a need for emotional or inner healing. I believe God has chosen me as a vessel to help women break free from bondage and bring about change. There’s a saying what you make happen for others, God will make happen for you. I believe God will continue providing me with the necessary healing and wholeness as I continue to do the work of the Lord in the vineyard.
KISH: Who or what inspired you to pursue this dream?
TJ : My desire to see women healed and whole has inspired me to pursue my overall dream. Life has happened to us all, but there are many women who are stuck because of it. At times, it’s difficult to see others not understanding their value as I too was once there. My goal is to help women understand the importance of having a foundation with God. Once this is achieved, they will obtain a better understanding of who they are in Him and begin to walk in their God ordained purpose. I’m a firm believer that once you begin pursuing purpose and destiny it unlocks your freedom and provide different levels of healing and wholeness.
KISH: What challenges have you encountered while pursuing your dream?
TJ: One of the challenges I’ve faced is the fear of becoming. There’s a saying be careful what you ask for because you just might get it. There have been times when I would wonder whether I was ready for the timing of what God wanted to do in my life because of fear. However, I’ve realize if I am going to be all that God has ordained, I cannot allow fear to paralyze me to a place where I do not accomplish what God is asking of me. Instead, I must do what is required even if it means doing it afraid.
KISH: Who or what inspired you to keep pushing regardless of the challenges you’ve encountered?
TJ: Not becoming all of who God has called me to be and leaving a legacy that will be relevant for years to come inspires me to continue despite challenges that may arise. I liken the story of the ‘Talents’ in the bible to my life because I do believe, like the master, God will be looking to see whether I utilized the gifts and talents he placed on the inside of me from birth. One of my desires is to hear God say well done thou good and faithful servant.
KISH: Please provide final thoughts/advice for others by finishing this sentence… dream.
TJ: My advice to others would be to never stop dreaming and know that no dream is to big or small. At times, I believe people get caught up thinking if God gave them a dream that is similar in nature to others, they are not called to it. For example, how many persons are doing empowerment events or have clothing and make-up lines available in
the world today? No matter what God has called you to there will always be a difference and uniqueness because of the anointing God has placed on your life. also, the strategies given by God will set you apart. It is important to remember we are all called to a different set of individuals depending on our experiences, backgrounds and how we were all socialized even though the ultimate message of Jesus Christ is still the same. Dreamers keep dreaming because eventually those dreams will come true.
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