Tell us a little about yourself. (You know who you are, about your family, what you do, where you are from, and where you presently reside.)
Hi Danyelle! My name is Tania K. Davis. I spent majority of my early childhood in Shreveport and moved to California at the age of 10 and moved back to Shreveport my 9th grade year due to behavioral issues. I am the youngest of 3 girls. I have a BS in Human Resource Management from Louisiana Tech University, a Master of Project Management, and an MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management. I am a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. . I am the author of Be Encouraged, Tan and co-creator of the Be Encouraged, Tan Workshop. I just released a follow-up journal titled Your Next Journey in July. My first love is fashion, but I believe I have an innate ability and passion for encouraging others through my books and motivational speaking, as I strongly believe my life's purpose is to bring people closer to God one journal at a time.
I’ve been preaching a lot lately on “the process”. It’s what we thought was our storm but God was using what we went through to birth humility in us, greatness through us, and most importantly produce trust in Him. Have you been through any processes in your life and can you tell us how God used your process to produce purpose?
I have been through plenty of storms. I can recall a “storm” as early as the age of 4 when I was molested and as recent as last month when I was faced with several family matters all at once. And with each and every “storm” I discovered/learned something new about myself. Molestation taught me how to let go and forgive others for their transgressions. Because I have shared my story with others, it has helped them to break the chains of hatred and guilt, amongst other things, that once had them bound.
Has God ever given you a vision that you know for sure was a part of His great plan for your life? If so please explain.
Yes indeed! I visualized myself writing a book…and now I have two. I visualized myself bringing people closer to God and or re-establishing their relationship with Him. And the greatest compliment I have ever received is when people tell me they are back in church and/or they pray at night because of me. I am no saint…no pastor…or prophetess…and I still mess up and fall short at times, but what I can say is I am not the person I use to be and I am forever evolving. I think Brian Courtney Cox said it best, “Far from perfect…simply redeemed.”
What advice would you give to any woman that you feel would carry them through any situation in their life, book career, radio career, etc.?
“Stop giving life to dream killers, as some things are only meant to be revealed as a finished product.” Meaning, self-doubt is far more than enough to terminate/kill a dream, and therefore it is vital to surround yourself with positive people who believe in you and your dream. And also be careful who you share your dreams/visions with. Sometimes the less people know about your dreams/visions the better off you will be. Because people can and will talk you right out of your dream. However, as long as you know who you are and who’s you are (i.e. who provides for you) you can and will accomplish great things!
What can we expect to see from you next? What is God producing in you next?
I can’t tell you all of that! Remember, “Some things are meant to be revealed as a finished product.” LOL Just know that my best is yet to come! ;-)
Now this is your time, minister to us what the Lord has put on your heart concerning God’s Daughter
I believe we need to get back to the principle that “it takes a village to raise a child.” I have had the pleasure of being the motivational speaker at different high schools in Louisiana, as well as Houston. One attribute that was constant amongst these young ladies were their choice of clothes and the amount of make-up they wore. I couldn't believe how “mature” and or provocative these “kids” dressed. They dressed as though they were headed to a night club, a strip club, or to shoot a pornographic video. I surmised that they failed to understand or no one explained to them that their most valuable asset is SELF-love. When you truly love yourself there are just certain things you will not subject yourself to. Because you understand that the body is a sacred temple…that YOU are precious cargo…and with anything that is deemed as “precious cargo” it must be strategically wrapped and handled with care. I would remind God’s Daughters that THEY are precious cargo and that it is imperative for them to believe it…receive it…and present themselves as such. And by doing this it will force the world to view them as what they were ultimately created to be…one of God’s Daughters!
I pray that you have enjoyed this wonderful interview with this lovely young lady. If you have young women in your lives like: at church, at school, on your job and you want to seed into their lives, this book would absolutely be an awesome seed gift. Go to www.beencouragedtan.com to get a copy or two! I know Tania would definitely appreciate it and so would I. Also contact her via any of the links at the top of the page....let her hear from you. Until the next interview...Be Blessed!
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