Life is like running in a race. We do the best we can to prepare, we run, we fall, we get up and try again. It can be fun, exhilarating, tiring, frustrating and rewarding all at once. Some of us overcome the obstacles and some don’t. Some of us keep going and some give up. However the race looks like, we need to keep going, because quitting is not the answer. That’s why The Shine Project exists.
We are here to help women of all ages; everywhere, to discover their worth, voice and influence. Life is messy, demanding and beautiful but if we do not stop to discover who we are, why we are here, what our purpose is, it can get overwhelming, meaningless and without direction.
I too, was clueless, once upon a time. I had no idea who I was. My identity was wrapped up in my parents’ role as pastors. All I heard growing up was, “You are a pastor’s daughter so you must be an example to every girl in the church“. My parents had high hopes and expectations on me. They believed in me, encouraged me and gave me the best. Yet, nothing helped me in discovering who I was and what was I here to do. I only saw myself as a Pastor’s daughter and tried my best to set a good example everywhere I went, only to fall short all the time. I didn’t know who I was, because I didn’t know my Creator.
The turning point in my life came when I got tired of trying to please people. Oh boy, was I a people pleaser. I was tired of being a role model. I was tired of pretending to be who I didn’t want to be. I was tired of living up to everyone’s expectations. My Creator met me there. Jesus Christ, the only One who was always there in the secret place. A ‘place‘ where I could run to, feel safe enough to share my dreams with. I didn’t understand a lot. I didn’t know a lot. But meeting my Creator changed EVERYTHING for me.
With a new found revelation of who my Creator is and who I am, I embarked on a ‘discovery‘ journey. With my discovery, grew my confidence and esteem. From a shy, introverted girl, emerged this new passionate and confident girl. So here I am, with a team of sisterhood, from different backgrounds, colour, nationalities, languages, all standing together to proclaim the goodness of our Creator.
It is our joy, call and mandate to share this beautiful discovery with you. No one is designed to live alone or go through life alone. You have been designed for friendships, for love, for a purpose. You have been designed with strength, beauty and a warrior spirit. It is our honour to carry this message wherever we are called to and to as many people that need to hear it. So I invite you, yes you, to come along with us on this beautiful journey. Read on to know more about who we are and what we do. Drop us an email, we would love to hear from you!