My name is Roxanne Joseph and I am the owner of JesusGirl, LLC. JesusGirl is a small startup based in Oahu, Hawaii. I’d like to take a moment to tell you a little bit about how JesusGirl began. The name JesusGirl was impressed upon me in my sleep…over and over again. Each morning I would wake up and have this overwhelming feeling of how much God loved me and I was blown away that He would call me His JesusGirl. I felt so special. It was soon after that, that my mind would be flooded with ideas for a clothing business and I struggled with this for quite a while because I really didn't want to do it.
It was never a dream of mine to own a clothing line. It was never even a thought in my head. That all changed when God planted this dream in me. I gave Him a ton of reasons why I wasn’t the girl for this assignment: I don’t look the part; I don’t know enough about this type of business; I can’t talk to people; I don’t have the resources; I have a past; and the list went on and on. Fear gripped my heart every time I would even think about JesusGirl and that feeling of being special began to turn into anxiety. I challenged His idea every step of the way. He was patient. I finally chose to be obedient and it has made all the difference.
I asked the Lord to give me a scripture for JesusGirl. His response was clear:
“Do not be afraid, for I have redeemed you. I have called you by name; you are mine.” Isaiah 43:1
One night I asked for more clarification…and I was reminded of all the names I had been called over the years. Many of them were awesome like: mom, sister, daughter, or friend and of course the sweet names my husband calls me. Then there were the other names (some I gave myself), the ones that had left scars. Some of them, I realized I hadn’t healed from and in fact, was still answering to. In that moment, the Holy Spirt began to set me free and He whispered my new name...JesusGirl. I am not special and nowhere near perfect. I am however, FREE! I have been REDEEMED! I have been CALLED BY NAME! I have been CHOSEN! And sweet sister…so have YOU! Let's dare to believe that we are who our Father says we are!