Friday, January 8, 2016

Tia Pugh Talks: MY TRUTH....

The picture you see above speaks volumes!! PLEASE READ this post in its entirety 

My brother in Christ, Richard L. Taylor Jr, (a two time best selling author of two phenomenal books entitled, Unashamed and #BetweenTheDream) recently did a Periscope about being in a abusive (toxic) relationship and before I knew it I typed "me too" he said "Wow Tia I didn't know that, you should tell your story!" I'm glad he couldn't see my face because I immediately broke down into tears. I was thinking I don't want everybody to know my business I don't want them to know the intricate details of my story. This is MY STORY! MY TRUTH! why must I tell it? Then the Word of the Lord came to me saying "...they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the world of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death" - Revelations 12:11 NKJV this made me cry even more because my revelation from this that day was that if I don't tell MY TRUTH I would actually be being selfish and not helping anybody to become set free. And nothing could be further from the truth than this. 
So I wrote on his Periscope "I'll tell my truth after you." I got on periscope with much anxiety in my heart. BUT I started releasing MY TRUTH to the world; raw, real, and unedited. People were giving me feedback saying how much it was blessing them, but I was still holding onto a lot of the story. 

The next day the Lord told me to tell it ALL, I was so scared too tell MY TRUTH I knew people were waiting on the fence(lukewarm), ready to judge my walk, my anointing, my heart, my character, and my entire being! BUT I thought to myself I don't CARE anymore!! It's not about me! It's about God, it's ALL about Him so I'll tell everything...without regret or neglect! Withholding any part of MY TRUTH!
I talked about how I had been homeless for the past 5 years, staying in a roach/bedbug infested motel with my Mother trying to make it, pressing toward the mark of the high calling which is in Jesus Christ (Phil 3:14) but failing miserably!! Still battling depression, suicidal thoughts, pornography, thoughts of homosexuality, fornication, drunkenness and so much more!! But I was still ministering I spoke of me being in ministers in training at my church and an event that took place that caused me to sit myself down before God did. I touched on the fact that I was broken and hurting but HELPING others. I spoke about the miracles, signs, and wonders that I witnessed while laboring broken, but not releasing all this to the world because I had no desire to be well known.

I spoke of a deeeeep rooted soul tie that I had been dealing with for 5+ years, that had my emotions all over the place. I talked about how I hadn't been consistent with reading my Word. I touched on the fact that when submitting to write my book I lost my job making $17.00 and started making roughly about $8.00, causing me to let go of my text message ministry that I had for 4 years providing motivational quotes, scripture, and prayer to people around the nation. I was funding it at my own expense (because I never heard the Lord say charge his people). I spoke on how the Lord would demand me to pray for his people. I would post a picture on Instagram and Facebook saying send your prayer request. I would get 50-100 prayer request, I'd go before the Lord with them! I'd type a prayer up and send it in a heartbeat. Sometimes it took me days to complete all the request. BUT yet I was STILL hurting, broken, and looking for love in all the wrong places.....and finally I told everyone what MADE me free with the determination to STAY free!

Fast forward to 1/7/15, (nothing happens by happenstances, one day after telling my truth,) the day I published my blog one year ago!! Things started turning around for me in such a pivotal way! I couldn't help but tell the world. I went back to Periscope and told them how God was moving just like that!! 
It had been a COMPLETE week since I released my T-shirt line under the instruction of the Lord, first it started with one shirt for women encouraging them to make a bold statement before the face of adversity "I AM WALKING INTO MY DESTINY!" (which went into printing to ship on 1/6/15) Then more and more shirts started coming to me! I was scared, because ONE, I never dreamed of creating a line of inspirational t-shirts. SECONDLY, I was broke and had tithed my last $2, and wrote on the envelope "Lord, I need you to do it for me! This is my last!" but my Bishop, Joseph Warren Walker III asked the congregation on the first Sunday of the year will they be the one to step out? Are they the one? 

After service I tweeted him, saying "I AM THE ONE" (pictured below) 

After that, God gave me divine strategies  to get my shirt before a mass audience and after 26 shirts sold in total I was blessed to be able to have a SPARK (one hour) session with Coach Livi, in the session she helped me even more! With prayer, Godly counsel, and breakthrough strategies. Once off the phone with her I went back to work (had been up for 4 days with minimal sleep, hardly any food, and in and out of praise dancing and praying)!! 

A few people reached out to me, asking if I would be interested in advertising on their page. I looked at their audience, content, prayed and said "YESSSS" but the thing was I was broke! After telling my story a few large audience accounts said they would put it on their page for FREE!! Talk about #FAVOR!! At that point everything changed!! More orders began to roll in. 

TODAY 1/8/15:
The "I AM WALKING INTO MY DESTINY" shirt is printing, as well as "The Blood Still Works" and the "Queen Status" shirt. Now I said ALLLL that to say this don't be afraid to tell your truth! Don't be ashamed of your truth! If you tell your truth NOBODY else can tell it for you. Don't be afraid to come out of the closet, you are only trapped if you don't come out. #COMEFORTHNOW

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