Hi, My name is Shantel Patrice Taylor and I am the Owner of SPLIT Media Enterprises International, LLC. I was born in Washington, D.C. and raised in McDonough GA. My family has a rich history in church, so I have always had some type of relationship with Jesus.
Going into my senior year of high school was the time when Jesus was a really big part of my life as I had experienced a bad breakup during summer vacation, so I decided that I was going to "save myself" and no longer engage in sex outside of marriage. Some time passed and I met who turned out to be my highschool sweetheart. We were really happy, and fell in love with one another, so we started making plans to build a life together.
Once I got to college, things began to change. I did not have someone waking me up making me go to church all the time so I didn't really go and on top of that we had also introduced sex into our relationship. I began to get further and further away from God and I unknowingly began to live a lukewarm Christian life (that is one according to my own will doing whatever I wanted to do) and tagging scriptures that "fit" and some occasional popcorn prayers to my inconsistent encounters with God.
Despite my unfaithfulness to God, he remained faithful in my life and I found favor and good success in everything I put my hand to.
From the outside looking in everything was great! I had the man, I had a car, I had a degree, I was traveling often with my friends, I had a state job with amazing benefits and promising career ahead of me. I was "living my best life!" I soon learnt that whatever I thought my best was, God had better.
In September of 2018 God called me away from 8 years being in a relationship with the man who I thought I would marry to pursue celibacy in obedience to him. I definitely tried to ignore God and just figure out how to make things work, but it became clear to me that God was giving me a choice to turn back to him and surrender the only life I had known since high school and trust him. It wasn't easy...I mean, I STRUGGLED with letting go, but after separating and going back to church, I had clarity to realize that in my brokenness and insecurity I had placed so much of my worth and identity into the relationship that I felt like I didn't know who I was on my own. I began a journey to get to know myself and understand my true identity and value in Christ.
On March 30, 2019, God gave me SPLIT in the midst of one of the most heartbreaking seasons of my life on my living room couch. I didn't know what to do to really get started so I just asked God to help me with everything along the way. My relationship with Jesus was restored and I began relying on the Holy Spirit more for what I needed to do. I began to spend more time in the bible and with other Christians which helped me take my faith to a level that moved beyond just believing in God, to truly living a life of faith and manifesting God's healing and glory in every area of my life.
I now seek to live a life that is led and empowered by the Holy Spirit and guided by Biblical principles instead of my own like before. I trust that God has healed my heart and will restore love in my life in his timing. For now, I am focused on being faithful and consistent in my relationship with Jesus and focused on my assignment(s) in this season.
Sharing hope and encouraging others is my passion. I believe that technology has been able to help the world move forward, so likewise it should also be used as a tool to advance the Kingdom of God. If I had known much of what I learned through my journey of healing or if it was made available in a way that would actually capture my attention and help me understand it, I believe I would have made different decisions in my life. I hope this digital platform of Kingdom resources is able to equip you with tools to help you renew your mind to understand your identity in Christ and guide you in living a Kingdom life!
Hi, my name is Shantel Patrice Taylor! I am a Christian educator and entrepreneur. I find journaling very therapeutic so here, I hope to share some of my entries with you as I am led by the Holy Spirit. Be sure to leave a comment to dialogue and let me know what you think!