Faith Series: Jazmine Wilson

Hi everyone! Here are with another interview of a fellow Christian blogger. I hope that you are enjoying this series as much as I am. We have had so many great testimonies over the past few weeks. With that being said, this week meet Jazmine Wilson. I had the pleasure of attending LSU with Jazmine and our friendship started out of me helping her find an outfit when she came into my store while I was working at Express. It wasn’t until recently when I moved to Dallas that we reconnected. I am so happy to be reconnected with a young woman who loves God so unapologetically.

 1.     Introduction (short 2-3 sentence bio--give snapshot of what your blog/social media page is about)

My blog is called Geauxing With Him. After I graduated college I went through a deep depression. I was working at a job that I hated with people who hated me and were not afraid to say or show it. So I started sharing my thoughts on my life as a 20 something just trying to figure it all out while intentionally following the calling that God has for my life.

2.     What is the one Bible scripture you live by? Why?

1 Corinthians 6:18-20

18 Flee sexual immorality. Every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body. 19 Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? 20 For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body [a]and in your spirit, which are God’s.”

I wasn’t raised hearing my value and my worth. In turn, that related to my value being defined by the company I kept. This verse reminds me that I am God’s and he has far greater plans for not just my mind, spirit, and soul, but my body as well. My body being His temple means that I must honor myself with how I dress, how I think, what I speak, what I allow into my space and my thoughts, what I eat, how I care for my body. I must intentionally protect my space and ensure that I am doing all that I can to show others that God resides within me. I am not my own!

Your body is a gift from God. A lot of times we see our bodies as accessories, but when you begin to see it as a gift and a treasure, you then have to recognize that and see it differently and cherish it differently. It changes your whole perspective on how you live your life.

3.     What is your testimony?

I’ve been unemployed for over 8 months. I am in a place where I have to allow myself to sit in that and feel the weight of it and acknowledge that there is nothing I can do about it. My focus during this entire unemployment stint has been discovering my passion, serving God – wholeheartedly, and discovering and accepting a purposeful job. This season brings along a variety of testimonies, however, the most heartfelt is learning to ask for help – humility, using your gifts is a privilege, flexibility is essential in all facets of life, and God is intentional about your placement and who He allows to serve you – receive it with grace. 

4.     What does your quiet time with God look like? (bible/bible app resources used, time of day, etc.)

I prefer to have quiet time in the morning. I used to have quiet time at night and then God reminded me that He was worth more than the last 10 minutes of my day. I do best with the plans on the YouVersion Bible app because they allow you to take notes. I also recently discovered that within the Bible app, you can make notes directly on the verses. I like to focus on the depth of what I read rather than the amount of reading. I reflect on a scripture that stood out during the Bible app. Lately I’ve been doing the plans with my accountability partner. That typically leads to me another scripture outside of the plan where God then reveals something to me.

I also have quiet time while I run. I typically listen to a podcast that will grow me in some way – typically leadership, a sermon, or worship music. This time also allows me to intentionally bless God for my ability to run and the beauty He has created around me.

Also gratitude journal: I write down 5 things I’m grateful for that day. Counting your blessings makes you more grateful. Also being able to call and pray with the team that I lead at church—I see it as a privilege that they allow me to pray for and with them.

5.     Why have you chosen to use your social media platform to talk about your faith journey?

Social media can be a dangerous tool if not used for the right reasons. I’m not as intentional as I should be about my platform. However, I needed to see and believe that not everyone wakes up flawless, not everyone goes through life all ‘happy go lucky’. I needed to set a foundation for myself to feel comfortable in continuing to be present on social media. I deleted my Instagram because I was not seeing enough truth and that was really discouraging, especially when my truth is not black and white with sunflowers and rainbows. Using social media has allowed me to share my faith in a real and authentic way, thus allowing others to appreciate my space and the energy that I bring.

6.     Any tips/advice for new believers or believers who seemed to have lost their way?

Be true to yourself. There are so many things happening and changing around the world. If you allow it, anyone will tell you who you are, who you’re going to be, and what you deserve. At your core you must know and truly believe that you are what God says that you are. He has given you specific gifts and specific passions. Seeing yourself through God’s eyes helps your perspective be different.

7.     Are there any special projects that you are currently working on that you would like people to know about?

Moving forward I will be more intentional about sharing parts of myself via my blog, more regularly. I’m new to blogging so God is still revealing to me what this platform will be used for.

8.     Where can people get in touch with you? (social media handles and blog/website)

Website: Geauxing With Him

Facebook: Geauxing With Him

Don’t forget to leave us comments and let us know what you thought. Make sure to follow Jazmine’s journey. Like and share this with your community as well.

If you or someone you know is interested in being apart of this series send an email to kiyadaupshaw@gmail.com

Love, Light, & Peace to you,

-KUpshaw

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KiYada Upshaw

24 year old millennial building an overnight success story 1 week at a time. Talking about building a fashion brand while being a young newly wed keeping God at the full font of the relationship and career.