Feb. 15, 2021

023. Two Faces Behind the Mask


What does having a call on your life look like? The simple answer to this question is to follow our discussion with Aretha Cleveland. Aretha walked us through her journey of being a professional Christian to transforming into a woman who loves the Lord. She was so transparent and vulnerable in sharing her story with us

  • Wearing many different masks and confusing our children
    • Walking into the edifice with her worship mask 
    • She confused her children by wearing those different masks
    • Grew up in the church of Christ but taught how to be a professional worshipper
    • Adopted mom was a bootlegger, grandma was a bootlegger and taught them how to lie
  • Became a teen mom
    • Aretha got a job while pregnant and made certain to pay for the hospital fees 
    • Her mom was hurt and disappointed and cried when she found out she was pregnant
    • God was nowhere in the picture because she grew up around professional worshipper
  • Going from another broken relationship to becoming a disciple
    • She looked at herself in the mirror and said, this stop today 
    • Aretha took the bible from her back seat and began studying the word of God
    • She was asked to embark on a ministry with women  
    • Gave birth to a God-led ministry called "Winning the Battles in Your Mind" 
  • The loss of her son
    • She received the call from her eldest son that her son Joe was shot
    • She called sisters in Christ and asked them to pray for her son 
    • She did what David did and held onto the Lord God’s unchanging hand
    • She consoled everyone who attended the services for her son Joe
  • Winning the Battles in Your Mind University


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Adnie Gaudin