I am Simply Stella…

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I am a blessed woman. I have lived most of my life doing things I love while working with people I enjoy. My life has been rich and full yet not with hard times and challenges. I have been evicted, my car stolen, have been to divorce court, suffered a back injury etc and yet, I am blessed.

People often ask me what do I do. Well, lots of things. I started my own consulting business in 1997, and have not had a JOB since then. It has not been easy. In a nutshell, I help people and organizations develop a strategy for doing the things they need to do to be successful. My official title is a CORPORATE STRATEGIST.

But there is more. I love Jesus something fierce! God is my passion and joy. So that side of me demands expression as well. I like to think of myself not as a minister, or evangelist, or prophetess etc. I think of myself as an ETERNAL LIFE COACH.

I am a mother, sister, wife, best friend, business owner, real estate investor, writer, singer, speaker, motivator, encourager,  believing believer, lover of God and (most of the time) a lover of his people. As a read my own simplified bio, I see a remarkable (although significantly smaller version) of the woman of Proverbs 31. I call her Chayil.

In Proverbs 31:10, we have the question, ‘Who can find a virtuous woman?” Virtuous in Hebrew is CHAYIL. The word is only translated as virtuous 3 times in the KJV. Even though it is in the old Testament over 230 times. In all the other places we find this word, it has one of three general meanings. They are valor or valiant warrior, wealth, and enabling wisdom.

Chayil was not just a virtuous woman with high morals and good home making skills. She was a market place warrior! She fought and won the battle of acquiring wealth and abundance without loosing her family, her faith, her community or herself.

That is also my goal. I yearn to manifest the full measure of what the CHAYIL WOMAN was and represented. I want to experience success in all the same areas Chayil exhibited in Proverbs 31.  That is a big challenge. But Jesus has declared that I can do all things through Christ who enables and empowers me.

And my mission? It is to help you do the same thing. I want to help others (men and women) discover their full potential, explore that potential, unleash their potential and then release it into the world.

I am simply Stella, I am a CHAYIL WOMAN.



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7 thoughts on “SIMPLY STELLA

  • Marsha Jo Croy

    I say II Corinthians 2:14 in the Amplified version is present in you and this website. It is an absolute encouragement to be here today. How thankful I am! You keep going!
    Proud to be affiliated with you, Friend!

    • Stella Payton Post author

      Dearest Marsha,
      Blessed be the day God connected us at XPI! The experience of our internship was incredible. But I am now learning that the real treasure is the relationships we get to build and we go in to tomorrow. Thank you for your support and encouragement. I look forward to seeing what God does with all of us!

  • Connie Parkovich

    I had the devine pleasure to be washed in the beauty of Stella’s voice on 4/18/15 at the Women on the Front Lines Chicago Conference. The frequency/sound that came from Stella’s voice and resonated through my body to the core of my being was so healing. My whole body responded to the frequency. I could feel it inside of me. It was amazingly beautiful. I heard sounds from Stella I had never heard before. It was truly a devine encounter. Stella you have found your voice in the church. The body of believers will be blessed, strengthened and healed by your gift. To God be the glory.

    • Stella Payton Post author

      Connie, Thank you! How I needed to hear that word of encouragement first thing this morning. As I launch out in to this new season, it is with full awareness of a prophetic word God spoke to me a number of years ago. I am only beginning to comprehend the gravity of that word. He said, “You are an amplifier in the Kingdom of God.” I have always heard the sound. It is an ever present stream of music, melody, lyrics, rhythm and more. It is ALWAYS playing in the background of my spirit. I only turn my attention to HIM and the volume increases.

      I know that there is more to come. I treasure your words. I will copy them and use them as reminders of my WHY. I am here to amplify the sound of who HE is. I am here to make it louder for those whose hearing is being cultivated. I am here to serve the body as an amplifier of the sound. Lord, I thank you for grace to hear all with accuracy, honor and to the GLORY of God. Blessings upon you and yours dear Connie!