Live from God in You
Daquella Daye sat down with Emily Nisco-Frank and Emmanuel Flowers in March to share her story. It is one of truth, miracles, and transformation. She is an inspiration to us all, and we are honored by her presence at Brady Faith Center.
Daquella begins with these words: “I’ve always been a person of faith. I’ve always believed in God and as a child I dreamed about heaven. Sometimes God sits us down. In fact, God has been calling out to me all my life but I was afraid of what God was showing me. Now I am not afraid of what God has done for me.”
In 2016 Daquella was in the hospital laboring with her fourth child, Tamiya, when things took a turn for the worse. She had lost a lot of blood, her lungs collapsed and she went into a coma. The doctors and her family didn’t know if she would make it.
Daquella believes with conviction that God gave her a second chance to live, to learn herself.
She explains,“When I was a child things were really hard. We didn’t have enough to live on and we learned young to collect bottles and cans, shovel, rake or do what we could for a few dollars. I had nobody to take me under their wing. As a teen I sold drugs and did anything to survive and get ahead. I had my first child at 17 and got my first job at the Salvation Army Food Pantry.
Whatever money I had, everyone would ask me for and people told me that I had to give it to them. Everyone who took me in needed something from me. I stayed hustle-oriented because we never had enough.
After the coma, after being hospitalized for so long I feel different. I feel like I died and came back to life. I thank God. God was teaching me. I started speaking a language I never knew with greater meaning and purpose. Now I know God is giving me a second chance. I feel renewed, set upon new ground, and like a new person. I don’t scream or hit my kids now. I am choosing to be positive to be a part of healing. I think about what I put into my body. I have goals for myself like going back to school, back to work, back to enjoying life. I am a fighter. I want to better myself.
God is in me. God is in all of us, everyone. I would say to anyone reading this: Don’t give up. Have faith in You because God is in You too! Live from God in You. Don’t fear that faith is painful. Trust and act and your faith will make you stronger.”