Dr. Lakes is Co-Pastor and Founder of New Covenant Christian Church in Flushing, Michigan. Pastor Lakes is the author of Forgiving Is God’s Way and When the Bombs Stop and The Healing Begins.
Why did you say “yes” to being part of this book?
I said yes to being part of this book because it is my desire to encourage others. Pursue your destiny!
How do you sift through the pain to get to your destiny?
Low self-esteem and insecurity early in life caused me to look for love in all the wrong places. My heart was hardened by the verbal and physical abuse that I endured. The most courageous thing I’ve ever done was to pack up my child and walk out of an abusive marriage.
I realized that in order to be courageous, sometimes you must do things while afraid. You must sift through the pain to get to your destiny.