Tuesday, April 29, 2014

"Lost & Found"

"It's not always easy to trust others' eyes to see your dream the way you see it. When you're under construction, everyone becomes an architect. They want to rearrange your dream to fit what they think it should look like or what they believe is more attainable. They say things like, 'Don't dream so big!' and 'You can do better,' or, worse 'You'll never build a life like that.' " ~ Sarah Jakes

I've been told that Pastor's children act out the most because they aren't given the freedom that other kids have while growing up. Pastor's children are often made to feel like they must be perfect, and are sometimes placed on the same pedestal their preaching father or mother. And if they fail they are scrutinized by the congregation. Similar to what happens to the children of celebrities.

So imagine a child being born into the world of both. That was the case for Bishop T.D. Jakes' daughter, Sarah. Her book "Lost & Found" is excellently written and gives an inside look at the life of a child born into a world of celebrity and religious fame.           

Instead of this book being a regular memoir or autobiography, Sarah takes the time to sprinkle inspiration and lessons learned throughout the book, while sharing certain situations she has gone through. 

At the age of 25, Sarah has lived a life. From having a child at the age of 14, being married at 19, and divorcing soon after. This book is more than just what happened to her, it is relatable. It offers hope and inspiration to people who may be going through similar situations and need a simple push forward. This is definitely a book I recommend for all women in their 20s and 30s.  


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