It is a pleasure to introduce my first guest on my journal. Not only is she a woman of faith. She is a mother, poet, musician, and a prayer warrior. An encourager and a great friend in time of need. I will like to introduce to you ladies and gentlemen to Queen Majeeda.
We are celebrating the recent release of her memoir Mountain Mover. We asked Majeeda a couple of questions in regards to her journey in foreign lands. As well as how she overcame fear and completely trust God to move mountains for her.
1. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? Also about the book - Mountain Mover?
I'm a recording artist and poet from the island of Jamaica. I have recorded two poetry compact discs to music. I've toured parts of the United States promoting my album and enjoyed success in the college music scene. My first album spent several weeks in the top ten of the College Music Jams (CMJ) Charts. I pursued a bachelors and masters degree in New York on a whim after a series of recording sessions in New York City. My memoir, Mountain Mover details parts of my recording and college career up to recent events. It is expressed in a dramatic storytelling form and described various times of how God intervened in my life.
2. Explain how you overcame the fear and anxiety to trust in God's provision. Many times in the book you worried about Him meeting your financial needs for college and each time He was faithful.
Yes, I experienced trying times that would make anyone fearful. But I overcame fear and anxiety. I was able to completely trust God by claiming His promises in the Bible as my own. I would remember impossible things that God did in scriptures and affirmed that He could do anything. It could be possible for me.
For example, I reminded myself that the word of God was powerful. The land my feet walked on exists because He said, "Let dry land appear." I remembered He parted the Red Sea, walked on water, and raised the dead to life. Especially, Lazarus who was dead for four days. These occurrences helped build my faith. I don't need to fear regardless of the circumstances I find myself in.
"Sometimes we face trying circumstances and we focus on our problems instead of focusing on God (pg. 28)." - Queen Majeeda
3. You mentioned that you were not sure of revealing your beliefs while in the recording business. At what point did you decide to live for God? For example, when did you surrender your talents into His hands for His glory?
I surrendered when my relationship with God matured. The more time spent with Him; resulted in surrender to Him. I turned over my life to God. He decided to open and close the doors of opportunity I should walk through. I've realized that He wanted me to fulfill my dreams but with Him as the center of attention.
4. What is your heart's desire or prayer for people to get from reading Mountain Mover?
I want my readers to find strength, hope, inspiration, and hopefully come to know God. Not just as our Savior but as our Provider, Friend, and Comforter.
5. What advice do you have for someone who may be in a similar situation? For example, starting new in a foreign country unknown to them.
It is difficult moving to new territory. My advice will be to keep believing in yourself, stand firm in your faith, and let nothing out the fire that burns within you.
I decided to get closer to God. I asked Him to be my Way Maker and Mountain Mover. With God by my side; the obstacles I faced can be overcome. He is in control of my life.
I know He has more in store for us than we can ever dream of for ourselves. His ways are what will bring us happiness and fulfillment. He is able to do much "more than we ask or imagine."
"Now to him that is able to do exceeding abundantly more than we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, unto him be glory in the Church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen." - Ephesians 3:20-21
Majeeda has generously decided to partake in a giveaway for a copy of Mountain Mover. Head over to my Instagram to see more details in regards to this great opportunity.
You can also purchase a copy of her memoir in the followings sites linked below.
MOUNTAIN MOVER GIVEAWAY
Majeeda is freely giving a copy of her memoir.
To enter the giveaway head over to Instagram for more info.