Story: The ‘Queen’ speaks, and we should listen

Leslie Queen

COCHRAN, GEORGIA: Leslie Queen, age 47, is one of those types of people that you want to listen to, and want to have her in your corner. Not only is she a loyal friend, but she is very compassionate and is good people.

She credits her life experiences, and her faith for getting her where she is.

Leslie said, “In the past year or so I lost a very important relationship- the one I thought would be that forever and last one-to , and during that time I was raising three teenagers on my own, trying to care for my mama, work full-time and finish my criminal justice degree.”

She continued, “These were a few Bible verses that I always counted on – Proverbs 31:25, Isiah 14:27, Luke 1:45, 1 Corinthians 16:13 and Joshua 1:9, and, oh goodness I could go on and on.”

Some of her favorite quotes include:“A strong woman loves, forgives, walks away, lets go, tries again, and perseveres… not matter what life throws at her.”

I am not a difficult woman at all. I am simply a strong woman and know my worth.”

Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life”

Leslie also called this quote from Steve Jobs as a favorite. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking.”

Expect the worst and pray for the best.

Great leaders don’t set out to be leaders….they set out to make a difference.

“A lot of things in life have left me caught in some pretty hard places, but I just always no matter what put my faith in the Lord even when I didn’t feel like I had the right to lean on Him, because I’ve never been the perfect Christian,” Leslie said.

“It wasn’t until around 2016 when I was in a really dark place, a friend who was also in a dark place, reminded me I didn’t have to be a perfect Christian, because those don’t exist,” she said. “We all fail Him daily, and what I did learn was His mercies are new every morning, and He is in complete control.”

“So, what I would tell anyone going through a hard time?” Leslie said.

She added, “I would say please lean on the Lord or someone who will help you find your way to the Lord. Stand strong in your faith and remember it can always be worse.”

Leslie concluded, “Stay humble and kind and never forget where you came from because money, fame or fortune will not get you to Heaven.”

Pretty good advice, don’t you think?

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Author: rlhwrites

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