Michelle Williams is featured in the July/August 2015 issue of Back2Basics magazine.
10 years ago, I was on the last tour of Destiny’s Child, so young, spunky, just excited about life and the future and the possibilities and I still am actually, I just have more wisdom now. I been doing this 18 years and I look at so many people that have come and gone, who’s dreams have been shattered and I just see God’s hand working in my life just daily, letting me know that I’m on the right path.
I want people to keep persevering, keep pushing, keep striving. I might not have done everything right or perfect, but I thank God that He is giving me the chance to do it all over. Embracing the arts, being able to do Broadway and taking the stage with a million people in Nigeria to hanging with people like Stevie Wonder. It’s not even all about those things, but this is just stuff that as a little girl I would think, oh my goodness, I just want to sit at an awards show let alone be nominated, let alone performing, so I always tell people really dream big and just consult God. My favorite scripture is Proverbs 3:6
“In all thy ways, acknowledge Him and He will direct your path.”
Go to God about it and if it’s in your spirit, if it’s in your heart, God placed it there. Now go to God about how we (you and God) are going to make this work. Ask Him, “what do you want me to do?” I was just praying that prayer today. I know I’m in my journey but I’m like, OK God, what exactly do you want me to be doing right now? Because I always want to make sure I’m in alignment. I always want to make sure that, with all of the cool opportunities that come my way, what I do is going to be a chance to shine for God. I’m really going to try to be more intentional with those opportunities.
If I drew a relationship with God, just doing the basics, I would first make sure I don’t do anything crazy. When I wake up in the morning, it’s time with God. I actually deleted Twitter and Instagram off my phone a few weeks ago; I was like OK, this is getting in the way of things. It got me back into the place where, that’s not the first thing I look at in the morning anymore. If I’m on my phone in the morning, it’s because I’m looking at the daily devotional that I subscribed to or looking at the bible verse of the day. I’m in my Word and I’m praying because to me that’s back to the basics. That’s setting the tone and the foundation for my day and then throughout the day I’m saying little prayers and singing worship songs that direct my spirit, so to me it’s an all-day thing.