From Nothing Into The Woman of God: Spiritual Life
Your life has a purpose, you might have been through Hell and back but God still has a purpose for your life. Your life is not over with yet!!! Sometimes God will take you from one place to the next in order to move you into something greater. In this book Christy reveals her shocking story and shocking truths to the world, how she went from nothing into the woman of God. How she went from being homeless, from trying to commit suicide, from her family turning against her, from sleeping on someone floor into a whole new lifestyle. God changed her life around in a blink of an eye. How she made God her only option and how she learns to listen to that small silent still little voice inside of her head. Christy now tells her story to help others find their purpose in life to become the person they were created to be.
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J Ware: Hello, this is Jay and I'm here with Christie Sanderson, the author of From Nothing Into The Woman of God. And that's Christie Sanderson. And I'd like to read a little bit about Christie and, uh, let you know about her from her, about the author, but also we're going to get into Christie sharing about her journey and what led her to write this book. But first I'll just read a little bit about Christie. It says, Christie Sanderson operation operates in the gift of prophecy and spiritual coaching hailing from Houston, Texas. Christie is a powerful public speaker, an award-winning entrepreneur of the year, award-winning author, certified spiritual and life purpose coach, and Christian lifestyle blogger, bearing a degree in early childhood education and special education. She's an educator who has used her talent to help dozens of women over the years come to terms with their radically different objectives as they surrender their lives to Jesus.
J Ware: She's authored five other books, woman of God, who did God Create You to Be From Nothing into the Woman of God, spiritual life, woman of God, stop looking for love, God's kingdom, spiritual and wealth motive, motivation, and from nothing into the Woman of God. Part two, Christie has been featured on the cover of U B A W A magazine and several radio interviews. She was once a co-host on the Digital Breeze Radio Show in Atlanta, Georgia. At the young age of 23, Christie fully committed herself to God, letting him take control of her life and started her own min ministry Glory nation. Her life purpose is to experience and share God's glory, to fulfill God's promises and to help others become closer to Jesus to find their life's purpose. You can find out more about, uh, Christie, uh, at glory nation blog.com. And before I, uh, that was a lot to read Christie, and you have accomplished so much. And uh, I just want to get into this with you. How are you doing, Christie?
Christy Sanderson: I'm doing good, how are you?
J Ware: Well, I'm good. And um, I'm guessing from what I just read, you are from Texas, huh?
Christy Sanderson: No, I currently live in Houston, Texas now I'm originally from, um, a small town in Mississippi called Canton, Mississippi.
J Ware: Canton, Mississippi. Okay. Okay. But you're from Texas right now. That's great. I'm in Pittsburgh and we're having a long distance conversation right now. Hey, I am really excited to talk to you because, uh, just everything that I just read, it sounds like you are someone that really likes to invest into people's lives and you want cha uh, change surrender and people to live the best life that they can.
Christy Sanderson: Yes, that's true. Um, cause I know from a young age I've experienced, you know, a lot of hardships and, and I wanted to help women that was feeling lost and confused in life just as I was to help them find their purpose in life because I had to realize like it was never about me or anything in the world. And like Jesus Christ created us for a purpose and we are creating his favorite own likeness in his image. And he has a purpose for us all. And he created us to, you know, to spread his word through God's kingdom. But we all have a special calling in our life where it could be, you know, business. And most of the times people think in ministry, but ministry could be in many different ways cause some people know are called, you know, um, to real estate, to do hair or anything. It's just what you're put on this earth to do, to spread the love of Jesus Christ to others.
J Ware: Oh, that's beautiful. I love to hear that. I love to hear that it's not just ministry. Now ministry obviously is great, but ministry is everyday life and what God has called you to do and you really explained that well, we're gonna get into the book again. The book is From Nothing into the Woman of God, and it's one of a few that you've written, but we're focusing on that book today. But one of the things that has really struck me is about your, your, your life. And I would really like to start there and give us a little bit of background to what your life has been like that gave you the perspective to write a book called From Nothing into the Woman of God. What was, what's the background?
Christy Sanderson: The background started, uh, from a young age when I was a child because I endured so much hardships and so many losses in death too because I experienced death at a young age when I was eight years old. My mother died in front of me while I was talking to her. And by the time I turned 11, my grandmother died. And by the time I was 14, it's like I never had a positive female role model in my life. And it's like my family turned complete against me because they were so focused on tradition in religious that that's what all was about, tradition, religious, that they didn't have a relationship with Jesus. So I turned to the world, you know, to un golly unholy things, you know, looking for love in all the wrong places. Of course, you know, I had my father, but then I had to realize, you know, love I was searching for could only be founded through Jesus Christ and realize not only love myself, but love myself as the woman that, um, God saw me as too so I could become that woman.
Christy Sanderson: So by the time, um, I was a freshman in college, I became a single mother. And by the time I was 23, I was just completely lost in the world and to the point I tried to commit suicide, but that's when I met Jesus Christ face to face. And he told me that my life has purpose. I had a meaning for meaningful for my life. And everything I went through was to say the law souls and female women until my testimony so I could save others so they won't have to go through the same thing that I went through. I could show them an easy way out and I just gave my life over completely to Jesus. And I trust him completely. And I'm, even though it might seem like it would have been easy for me, but it's not because it seemed like after I surrendered to his will, everything went crazy in my life.
Christy Sanderson: But no matter what I went through, I put my faith in Jesus and he made a way for me. And he opened up so many doors of opportunity to squirt me. And that's where the title from Nothing Into The Woman of God. Because when I wrote my Facebook, I didn't know anyone and my family like, how you gonna write a book? You don't have a many money, you don't have a job for anything. But God sent people to me so I could publish my first book. And so, um, you know, I could able to get access to my first radio interview. He sent more people to me as I was faithful to him and his word, cuz the Bible says Seekest kingdom and all things will be added onto you. And that's why I said from nothing into the woman of God because he made me the woman I am today.
J Ware: Thanks for sharing that, uh, being so vulnerable and open on this interview to thousands, to millions of people that might hear this. I appreciate your honesty and sharing your story. So thank you. And uh, I I guess I would like to hear what the book is about. Um, it it, your, your past has inspired the book Finding Jesus has inspired the book Finding Purpose has inspired the book. So what, what can we take away for someone that picks up the book and reads it for themselves? What are they gonna find?
Christy Sanderson: What they're going to find is no matter where you come from, you can do anything that you want to do. It doesn't matter what people tell you. If they tell you no, God always has a yes for you, no matter what you go through, do not never give up on your dreams in life. Because some people, they have so many hidden dreams and things hidden on the side of them that has not been come out from childhood trauma where, you know, from it could be, you know, where their parents could even hurt them or trauma from childhood where you know, and teachers even told them and put doubts in your mind that you can never be anything. You don't have this or you don't come from this type of place. I know I'm from a small town in Mississippi and God rose me all the way up.
Christy Sanderson: So no matter what you go through, you can do anything that you wanna do. And I remember I was reading the Bible the other night in this, I can't remember the verse, but I'm going to say what it was. I was reading a Bible and it was talking about how the people, they want to build a tower to reach heaven, but God stop them. And he changed their language and he said, if I do not stop them, they will accomplish that Ty there heaven and they will be successful. And he said they will be able to do anything they want to do. And it stuck out to me. So I said, God said that they can do anything that they want to do as long as we believe in ourselves and put our faith in God. And I want to write that, but to encourage someone. And that's why I told the truth of everything that I went through. It doesn't matter about your past of where you come from, but God has a brighter future for you.
J Ware: An early experience that you learned that language writing words being an author had power. Was it an early book? Um, was it following, uh, an author? When did you learn that words had power
Christy Sanderson: In? Um, when I realized words had power, I'll say I was in my early twenties when I started following God and learning about the Holy Spirit and building my own personal relationship with God. And it was about me, um, reading different books too, because I remember one book I read, it was called The Secret. I'm like, wait a minute. And I knows some parts, you know, they talk about God, things like that. And I realized the book was talking about your mind. Wherever you say and speak can come into manifestation into your life. I'm like, oh wow. And they had bible verses as well. And I'm like, oh, then you think about it when Jesus Christ said He will renew your mind and your mind is a powerful thing. And wherever you think you are, that is what you are. It's just people. They get the wrong turns, interpretation of it.
Christy Sanderson: But Jesus Christ said, we got created in his favorite own likeness, in his image. So we should think as he is. And he says, some people do the same things as he did and some may even do greater worse than what he did. So we all have everything, but do we have the faith to get there? And I read that book, that's changed my life too. And I started reading a bow verses finding things about, you know, with your words having power and start speaking, you know, power, power verses over my life too as well. And I print 'em out on my wall and I'll do like, you know, like God said I am. I can do anything that I wanna do. And I printed out, I put on my wall. So every day I could see it. I see it into my life.
J Ware: What was the most difficult part of writing this book?
Christy Sanderson: The hardest part about me writing a book was, you know, the book is about my life story and I was afraid of writing because I didn't want people, you know, to look down on me like, oh, you did that or you did that too. But then, um, I know I went to the publishing company and everything, they were like, you need to tell your story. And I was like, okay, I'll do it. But this, that was kind one of my bestselling books was my story.
J Ware: Yeah. So the powerful testimony is one of the most, uh, is is just the one of the most engaging things that we can give our story, uh, brings glory to the Lord and also just, um, it, it just makes things easy for people to understand cause they can relate to it. I agree with that and I thank you for sharing that. What does literary success look to you look like to you? Is it money? If you got, if, if your book succeeded and you had a ton of money, would you call that success fame? Is there artistic freedom? What does success look like to you?
Christy Sanderson: To me, um, successful, like is time, having time to do everything you wanna do and freedom. Having the freedom to live life without limits and your financial freedom because people can have money and fame and still not be happy. So I think time freedom and living life without limitations and having financial freedom where you don't have to, you know, work for the money, but allow it to work for you so you can be living your true purpose or calling in life.
J Ware: That is an excellent answer. I I love that. Thank you for sharing that. Does writing energize you or exhaust you? And if it exhausts you in a good way, how do you recoup?
Christy Sanderson: It doesn't exhaust me. I love writing cause it's my passion. I always wanted to be a writer And um, I'm working on a new book now too. It's called Warm to God. Love is Not Worth It. And I do have a Christian lifestyle blog where I post a blog every week too. And I love join doing that too. And like my readers, they love when I post a new blog like they be waiting for if I miss a week, they're like, oh, you know, I wanna read your blog. You didn't post anything this week. And so most of the time I write, I get a lot of energy, I be so excited. I'm like, okay God, what do you want me to write? And I write it too. And the people, they just love my writing and sometimes I be like, I don't wanna write about it but I'll do it anyway. And they love it.
J Ware: What is one thing you've learned from becoming a successful writer?
Christy Sanderson: Writing takes time and you just can't jump into it. Cuz I know some people they want their book out so fast and get it published, but you have to take your time and get everything processed the correct way because I realize too, anything that comes easy does not last. So take your time and um, process it, get it, you know, get everything you need done the proper and correct way because if you don't, you are regretted in the end.
J Ware: Christie, share with us your perfect writing environment. Is it in a cottage away from everybody else by yourself? Is it at a desk sitting on the couch? Where do you write and what inspires you as far as the environment goes?
Christy Sanderson: You know, it's funny cause um, when I write the best is when I'm going through something or, and I don't know why, but that's when I'm writing the best. Because if I'm just sitting at home or anything, it seemed like I get write a blah or, you know, um, cause I've taught special education, you know, I used be in my classroom writing and I could work in chaotic situation. I never understood that I could, I can turn it out and tune it out and write. That's when I write the best.
J Ware: That's awesome. I haven't heard that you can, that people can write in the midst of chaos. But that is, uh, that's a really good thing because, uh, so many times our life is kind of going a hundred miles an hour. And if you can write when things are going fast and around you, that's awesome. I'm glad that you can do that. Thanks for sharing that. As we wrap up the interview. Uh, your name is Christie Sanderson, c h r i s t y. Sanderson is s a n d e r s o n. The book that we're talking about today is from Nothing Into The Woman of God. That's the title of the book From Nothing Into The Woman of God. Christie, where can people find your book?
Christy Sanderson: They can find on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and then, you know, my website, uh, glory nation blog.com and, um, anywhere really just about. So I'm truly thankful, you know, that God opened up opportunities for me that they can access, you know, anywhere like that. Like they can, um, can find it anywhere online too, if they don't wanna go into the bookstore too. It is. You just type in a Google Google and they'll find it on Amazon. Uh, books a million anywhere.
J Ware: Great. Very good. Very good. Well, Christy, uh, another question about, uh, people trying to find you and connecting with you. Uh, you said that you're, can you repeat your website for us one more time?
Christy Sanderson: It's explor nation blog.com.
J Ware: Glory nation blog.com. And if people wanted to find you on social media, they can just look up Christie Sanderson. Is there anything special that they might want to type in to find you to follow you on, uh, social media?
Christy Sanderson: Christie Sanderson and, uh, glory Nation seven,
J Ware: Christie Sanderson and Glory Nation. Seven. Okay. Yes. Very good. Very good. Well, Christie, it's been a pleasure to have you. One, I'm excited about your book From Nothing and to the Woman of God. Uh, you, uh, uh, it definitely have the background, uh, and experience to write from. You have the education, the experience. Uh, this is, this is really exciting. I'd love to get my hands on the book and, uh, maybe check it out, send it to some gals that I know. Um, but the truth that's in there from your faith and your experience is gonna be the hook that anybody needs to read the book. And I'm excited about that. So thank you for being with us, Christie. And we will talk to you, uh, soon. If you'd like to come back ever and you write that new book, love to have you come back and share with us and, uh, talk to us then. Okay.
Christy Sanderson: All right. Thank you for having me.
J Ware: Okay, have a great day.
Christy Sanderson: You too. Bye.