Celestial Moya recently shared how God freed her from her past. But because of her experiences, she thought her efforts weren’t enough for God. That’s how ministry became her identity.
When Ministry Became Her Identity
Celestial Moya had a rough start in life. She experienced many terrible things that made her feel bad about herself.
“I got delivered. I was set free from a lot of things. In my younger years, I got abused sexually, and so that opened the door to a lot of perverted thoughts, mindsets, dreams that I had no control of,” Celestial said.
When she was set free, she became so on fire for God. And so, she wanted to help others, too.
“These things I’ve been dealing with for years I didn’t have to deal with now. I was like, “Then why are other people dealing with this?”
How Ministry Became Her Identity
“So I started to step into ministry with Jesus. I started praying for people and I would see them be delivered, I would see them be healed, and it was so amazing,” she said.
It was such an exciting time with God and it started out so pure, but without realizing it, it became tainted because she was still wounded from her childhood.
“I let ministry become my identity, I let the things that I do for God define who I was. I was not doing from love but I was doing for love,” she said.
But God spoke to her.
She remembered Him saying, “You’re doing all these things for Me but you’re forgetting about me.”
God’s Unconditional Love
Though she experienced Jesus, Celestial said she didn’t fully know Him. She admitted that she allowed other people’s words to define her.
But slowly and surely, she understood who she is and who God is the moment she started reading the Bible with her whole heart.
“I just remember God saying so clearly. He’s like, “I don’t ask you to read so that I could love you more. I asked you to read so that you could understand My love for you,” Celestial recalled.
She then shared a revelation from God that ultimately grounded and rooted her as His follower.
“I remember Him just telling me, “I didn’t come for the drunk Celest. I came for the little girl who believed the lie that she wasn’t enough.”
“There were these little moments that God would have with me where He would just reveal just these aspects of His heart that blew me away. Because the way I love God today is because of the way that He’s loved me. And the way I love other people is out of an overflow of His love for me.”
“I didn’t realize how deep and how unconditional and how great it is. His love is healing. The reason why I could talk today about my testimony without tears is because God has fully restored me in His love. Because I realized that if Jesus loves you, that’s all you need. Jesus’s validation is enough,” she concluded.
Reference: Delafé Testimonies
Header image: Celestial Moya [Delafé Testimonies]. YouTube, 14 November 2023, https://youtu.be/VossKe4C8lE