So excited to be featuring another amazing woman today for my Women’s Empowerment Series. This gifted lady is an amazing vocalists (voice of an Angel) and someone who I truly admire and look up to.
I remember the first time I heard her sing at Greater Mt. Zion Church last fall, and from then on I was enamored at the spirit and power of her voice. It is my great honor and pleasure to share with you, Natori Blue:
Q: Give us your name, and tell us 3 words that describe you and why.
A: I am Natori Blue. I am resilient. I am creative. I am God’s.
I chose resilient because life, in its ignorance, has bucked me quite a bit in efforts to strip me of motivation. It’s been counter-effective! Creative because I see what’s there, ya know, my “options,” but something in me always wants to invent something new, altogether. Lastly, I call myself God’s because His word governs my decisions.
Q: What do you feel you are here in the world to do?
A: Ha! Such an incredibly easy and difficult question to answer. I’m here to Love, worship, to laugh, inspire, encourage, challenge, stand. I’m one of God’s bridges. A platform. I am either or both of these at any given time. I serve, with many others, as a go-between for God and others. If the song He’s given me escorts Him into the room, everyone in the room, including those that wouldn’t have sought Him out on their own, can have an encounter with Him. I’m also a place for God’s glory to be showcased. My righteousness is indeed filthy rags. I am a wretch, alone. He, on the other hand, is absolutely holy. -And He saves and He transforms and He gives life. I can’t do any of that; but I can boast of Him, I can advertise Him, I can stand there and let His glory dance all about my heart, my vocal chords and facial features and hand gestures, and His power will do what it does.
Q: What is your organization, profession or business?
A: I make music. It’s called Natori Blue Music, but it’s His music. Heck, maybe I should change the name. He lets me hear melodies and lyrics and feel Ooooohs and Ahhhhhs, and I write them down. I’m also a worship leader and a school teacher.
Q: What gives you the motivation to do what you do? Who and what inspires you?
A: I want MY purpose for living to not exist anymore when I’m gone. I want to have fulfilled it. So many people inspire me: those that seek God for real, my family, friends, kids that tell me “Man Miss, you do good singin’,” my pastor. Mostly though, creation.
Q: What is some advice you can give to women reading this interview?
A: Laugh in the face of failure and discouragement. Some of the most hurtful words that people have uttered and the most horrific moments of “defeat” (whether by my own doing or otherwise), have ultimately sharpened me in ways I could not have imagined. Expect obstacles. -Loooong ones, big ones, heavy ones. But keep them in perspective. They’re only there for you to realize you can handle them…I mean, you probably wouldn’t know otherwise.
Q: Where can my readers find you?
Isn’t she gorgeous?! So thankful to have had the opportunity to serve with Natori Blue on the Greater Mt. Zion’s Praise Team. It has been such a great honor for me!
Check out more of Natori on her website, and visit Greater Mt. Zion Church if you live in the Austin area.
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