Shay Williams Smith, Christian | Author

Being someone who hasn’t grown up in the church, when you first become a believer, everything shifts. Every action, every decision, every milestone, has a greater elevation of purpose, or for that matter, authority. When I started in the industry years ago, I simply just wanted to be in fashion. However, along the way, my higher calling to harness the power of my purpose continued to echo in my ear. At times, the tone was distracting, that was, when I struggled to ignore it. And other times, the divine thoughts effortlessly flowed and my answers became clear. I needed, no — desired, to divinely align my God given talents with my purpose.

My initial thought was that I wasn’t doing everything to directly honor God OR my purpose. “How do I fix that?” was the question I asked myself daily. I attempted a literal approach by doing nothing and thought I was just suppose to be a full time house wife and mother but that still wasn’t satisfying. Now, I do believe that your first ministry is your family; I also believe that we have our own individual appointed purpose outside of our family as well. Much to my avail it didn’t stick, so I began seeking after God. I prayed every day, read books, down loaded apps (Sprinkle of Jesus). I just began to ask God to remove people from my life and surround me with people who are as hungry as I am to know him. To show me what my purpose was. To show me how what I love could be used to uplift him. It was very uncomfortable at first but Yes! He did!

It wasn’t until I became clear about what my life’s purpose was, then I was able to silence those questions.

My purpose is to INSPIRE. My purpose is to EDUCATE. My purpose is to WORSHIP. All while dressing the part for his glory. Style is Ministry is the divine intersection of my faith, my story, my trials and my triumphs. It is my way of showing people how their wardrobe is apart of ministry as well.

 Style is Ministry is NOT a blog. It is a spirit-led web portal, YouTube, Podcast to style.

xo- Shay