Kendra C. Sikes, Born and raised in Dallas TX where she wears many hat; From Ordained Minister, Speaker, CEO, Wife, Mother of five beautiful children, Domestic Violence Advocate and OVERCOMER! Reared in the cycle of abuse, she found herself repeating the cycle in her own home. The more the effects of abuse saturated her life, the tougher the battle for freedom became. She began warring with low self esteem , self hatred and bitterness. In an abusive relationship for over 10 years, she became confused, isolated and broken. Not knowing where to turn, she made the decision to turn her focus upward to God and began fighting the battle of abuse on her knees in prayer; and God answered! GOD gave her the wisdom and strength to end the cycle of abuse by speaking life to her purpose and cursing the root of the generational cycle of abuse and it's residue. Standing boldly in Christ, Kendra is now a confident , bold and passionate Domestic Violence Advocate with a purpose and mission to reach and teach women of all ages. Encouraged by her testimony, In 2017 Kendra launched her business "The Booked & Beautiful Agency where she is a Aspiring Author Strategist and Life Coach. Through her agency she imparts confidence in women who have a burning testimony inside their bellies. Her deepest desire is to impart to women all over the world the tools needed to understand the true meaning of overcomer, end the cycle of abuse and to live life knowing "Your past does not determine your future" Kendra has began her mission of reaching women all over the world through her autobiography "Rebirth from Cursed". By telling her story of freedom she hopes to empower women who suffer from abuse to overcome and pursue their true destiny.
Kendra shares 3 heartfelt tips for women on how to speak life and seek purpose:
1. "Stop focusing on where you've been and where you are and start focusing on where you're going. A lot of women like myself have been through trying times in the past or have done some shameful things that sometimes can hinder our faith in moving forward or believing we are worthy of better. I had to change my mindset. It took being flat out tired of my way of doing things, realizing that my actions and the way I was thinking was not working for me. I had to sit down and go over my life and ask myself, "How can I make my pain work for me?" It was then after prayer and deep seeking that I experienced my ahhh haaaa moment. I realized that my purpose was to empower the broken and had I not been broken to the core I would not have the strength or passion I have now to do what I do.”
2. "Stop throwing a pity party, we all have a story to tell from the beginning but how it ends is up to you. You can either sit in your misery and wither away or you can take your misery and use it as a mission to create happiness and a better life for yourself.”
3. "Don't talk about it! Write about it! Take your story and put it in book form to be a light to women across the world. I help those with powerful stories in their bellies give birth to something that will not only bring them healing and freedom but impact the masses with their stories.
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