Speaker and Mentor
What do you see?
When you think about your own life, what do you see? What do you believe about your current situation? Do you have hope for the future? Hope for your family? For your health or finances?
Proverbs 13:12 says “Hope deferred makes the heart sick.” The Passion Translation says, “When hope’s dream seems to drag on and on, the delay can be depressing.”
That was my experience. I was so depressed and felt overwhelmed by everything concerning me. Deep inside, I knew there had to be more… but it seemed impossible. Experts, pastors, friends and family even reinforced my belief there was no hope which led to multiple suicide attempts.
I’ll bet you agree with the concept of not judging people because you have no idea what their story is, right? In the same way, don’t assume how you see yourself and your circumstances is the final word. Even experts are not the final authority.
I hated myself, but I had no idea who I really was.
I hated life, but I had no concept or experience of true life.
Proverbs continues, “Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.” Friends, I must assure you that anything is possible! There is always hope!
Often when I share my story I’m told, “You are a picture of hope!” It is my great honor to share hope with the hopeless. But I challenge you to look again at your own life and discover a picture of hope. Transformation really is possible!
So…what do you see? What do you long for? Get ready!
Not one promise from God is empty of power, for nothing is impossible with God!
I had a few "difficult" cases - life and death situations. These women needed to get a revelation of love. Tonya's story, backed up by her love, touched these particular women. In fact, one of them just returned back to us after 10 months at Mercy Multiplied a completely transformed woman who is now serving and loving women just like Tonya did! All of this because Tonya's story planted a seed of hope that they too can be free from bondage and live life to the fullest as a daughter of the King!
- Anna Thevos
Associate Pastor of LifeShare Church
I have known Tonya Geddes for years, and I have watched her grow from a young single girl to a tremendous wife and mother of three young boys. Tonya is a phenomenal speaker with one of the greatest testimonies that I have ever heard. I highly recommend Tonya as a speaker who will have huge impact on any audience.
- Nancy Alcorn
President of Mercy Multiplied
Tonya spoke in 2019 at our Ladies' retreat. From the moment we met she beamed the joy of Jesus. She actually radiates joy! Once I heard her stories of how Jesus met her, healed her, filled her with His purpose for life, I was so much more in love with Him. He is so good and she is proof. Her life is a miracle! She so obviously walks in step with Holy Spirit and beautifully relays parts of her story as He leads, to touch the hearts of other women so that they might know His love.