Hi, my name is Sandra Ivette Miranda, I am an author, pastor, entrepreneur, and visionary strategist.
It is so good to be able to meet and be with you in this journey called Life. It is a privilege and an honor to share with you the experiences and knowledge I have able to learn from my own experiences, struggles, and mistakes so you do not have to go through it yourself. I am so excited to be able to see how our time together will bring about transformation and success in your lives! “Learn from your past. Set goals for your future. Live truly in the present.” Sandra Miranda
What do you see when you look at yourself in the mirror? For many, when answering the question, would immediately see their flaws. Others, would say in surprised shock they look like one of their parents or even siblings. While others may say I am looking at a complete stranger. You may be wonder why do I ask this question to you? I will be totally vulnerable and tell you that when I looked at myself in the mirror, I did not recognize who was looking back at me. She was a total stranger to me. It was then, at that moment that I knew I had to search for my true self.
Hardest thing to say is I don’t remember losing her! Yet, it appeared she had left a long time ago without me realizing her presence was no longer there. You see, I was so focused on everything and everyone except what is going on within me. It was sooner rather than later I was confronted with the truth. I had lost myself! Where is she at? I had to take a step back and face the facts that I needed to live an authentic life in order to be filled with happiness. I put everyone else in first place when in all honesty I had to work from the inside out to be whole. I will give you the practical steps that helped me find myself again.
First step, who am I? You are not titles and/or positions you hold like teacher, mother, spouse and so forth. Those things are part of you but it is not the whole being of you. Your true essence is what makes you uniquely you. Write in a white sheet of paper descriptive words about yourself. You are witty, adventurous, candid, romantic, etc… Secondly, write down things you like/love in the left column and things you dislike/hate in the right column. This is your self-guide to be your authentic person. Don’t stray from it!
Thirdly, confess and forgive yourself for denying your real you. You are not who other people say you are! You are who God says you are and what you speak over your life. Forgive others that have spoken ill about you. They too are struggling with who they are. “Oh, yes, you shaped me first inside, then out; you formed me in my mother’s womb. I thank you, High God-you’re breathtaking! Body and soul, I am marvelously made! I worship in adoration- what a creation! You know me inside and out, you know every bone in my body; You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit, how I was sculptured from nothing into something.” Psalms 139:13-15 MSG
As you progress in this new venture, constantly speak life to yourself and your situation. This in turn will begin to change your outcome. This is one of my sayings, “As water is to plant for growth, so is words of affirmation to yourself and others.” Life and death is in the tongue. Always speak life! Lastly, it is important to write down what you want to see in your present and future life. As 2021 is approaching, it’s crucial to have a vision for what you are striving for or you may return to past mindsets and complacent habits. Write your vision, make it simple and run with it!
Peace, Love, and Joy!
Sandra Ivette Miranda