Naked and Not Ashamed is about a woman who grew up on the streets of Liberty City surrounded by a life full of drugs, alcohol, violence and uncertainty would ever come out from her distasteful environment and become the woman that God has design for her to be. During Sabrina’s childhood she was molested and was led into a life full of promiscuity, broken relationships and making bad decisions for over twenty years. Raised by her mother and abused by men that were supposed to be her father, her leaders and close relatives, Sabrina did not know her self-worth or where she had come from since her father was not in her life. On this journey to discovering her identity and her true purpose she met many people from all walks of life sharing the same stories and the same pains as her, but she also discovers that in order to move ahead she must first close the gaps of her dreadful past and forgive those that abuse her while finding her way as becoming a woman and a minister. As she embarks on this journey there were many pitfalls, dark tunnels and rejection that she had to endure. She would have to also face those that once cared for her and confront her father about why he wasn’t in her life, but it is through this discovery that Sabrina also finds that God unlocks the doors of her past and gives her peace and understanding of why she went through the abuse. After overcoming many adversities in life, Sabrina goals, dreams and a vision she saw for herself years ago had begun to surface once she began to heal and accept life for what it truly is. Sabrina shares her fears, tears and intimate moments of being vulnerable, transparently and narrates her life story with foundational scriptures and hard felt poetry. She exclaims, “If you just Let go and Allow God” to lead and guide you, then you will discover that He knows the way home. Sabrina finally triumphs through her missing pieces to her puzzle when she finally realizes her GOD GIVEN POTENTIAL!
Verbal abuse is the worst kind of abuse in the world; it goes deeper than the physical part of a human being. It is like a cancer, that surface every time you are trying to do something better with your life; it makes sure that you don’t forget who you are and what category you should be in. You will spend a lifetime trying to measure up to people standards with the words that people place in you years ago. Just when you think that it’s over, it’s just begun to tear down your self-esteem, your character and your soul.
But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body. For we which, live are always delivered unto death for JESUS sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh. II Corinthians 4:7-11. Pastor Sabrina Nottage is a mother of five children. She has been anointed prophetically to ursher in God's presence through Praise & Worship. She is a leader and a teacher of God’s Word. She is a part of changing lives for women, praying for women with the Ministry of Sarah’s Daughters and apart of Kairos Prison Ministry. She has work as a Facilitator with Hope for Miami/Pathways TOPS teen program to assist youth on how to find their voice and make their own decisions. Pastor Sabrina Nottage is also a poet. She has become a Youth Director/Evangelistic/Events Coordinator of Ebenezer Worship Center Homestead. Sabrina is the CEO& Founder of Shekinah’s Care Facility “Where Women Are Free To Be Themselves”, which was incorporated September 2012. She is in the process of creating now a facility for teenage and abuse young adult women who has been sexually and physically abuse and given up to the streets. Sabrina has gone through many struggles and many unwanted relationships, but through it all she has triumph with great victories. This book will inspire and encourage you on how to survive and to live only for God. Sabrina gives real inspiration and transparency so that readers whether Christians or non-Christians can understand that “If we let go and allow God”, behind the mask, the makeup and all the fame a genuine person can be seen. Uncovering the past, Confronting the present, and living totally victorious in your future can only happen by being “Naked & Not Ashamed”, to bare it all. We all have failed at one time or another, but we don’t have to remain there, we can get up from where we are and live!