What is Inspired 2 Higher?
Inspired 2 Higher is an online Christian magazine.
“Inspired 2 Higher is a state of mind I wish to instill in the lives of others, whether I do that through the articles in my magazine or in other forms! I simply want to empower those who feel they have lost power over their lives and encourage them to discover the absolute best version of themselves possible!” -Debrinah S. Dorsey
Be bold! Be fearless! Climb higher! Be inspired!
When do you run your issues?
A batch of new articles that tackle each of our eight categories are released monthly, including our six monthly feature articles. However, we release these articles loosely throughout the month so our subscribers don’t get overloaded with a month’s worth of emails in one day, notifying them of a new article.
How do I sign up?
You can sign up by entering your email under the “Subscribe For Free!” section on this website to stay updated on new articles! It will be located on the sidebar or directly underneath the end of any article, depending on the device you’re viewing this on.
We share a different article almost daily on our Facebook page.
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Inspired 2 Higher’s mission is to positively impact those who may need a little guidance in various areas of their lives. We thrive on producing healthy changes and productive lifestyles for all believers, regardless of what age they are in their walk. We intend to reach the hearts and thoughts of people in such a generation with a complete approach of transparency all can relate to without feeling lost, overwhelmed or ashamed in their journey to freedom and a holistic lifestyle. We believe there takes an even balance of pure love and unbridled truth to properly groom our inner selves to the levels of grace, maturity and wisdom God is calling us to if we are to be effective in the ministry of winning souls, as well as to powerfully flow in our gifts and callings, or life in general. We believe in more teaching than preaching, and that our own lives prove to be the most compelling witness and example of the power of God when we allow Him to have precedence in our daily decisions. We encourage walking by faith and fearlessness, being bold in our stances and embedding the vision that we can climb higher than the road blocks that often stand between the things God has promised us we can have here on earth – such as love, joy, peace, healing, prosperity and dominion over the energies that work against us!
The meaning behind the name:
The word inspire originates from the Latin word inspirare, which means to breathe or blow into. When I seemed to have found myself at the lowest point of my life, God sent His Holy Spirit to breathe new life into me.
Again He said to me, “Prophesy to these bones, and say to them, ‘O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord! Thus says the Lord God to these bones: “Surely I will cause breath to enter into you, and you shall live. I will put sinews on you and bring flesh upon you, cover you with skin and put breath in you; and you shall live. Then you shall know that I am the Lord.” -Ezekiel 37:4-6 NKJV
The word higher is a play on words from Ephesians, chapter six. I previously believed my issues stemmed from the people I allowed into my life, but God showed me it was the power I allowed into my life when I began failing to keep Him first. If we are combating against the prince of the air (Satan), and spiritual wickedness in high places, it is our duty to engage the spirit realm and tap into HIGHER and HEAVENLY places if we are to conquer or gain control over them.
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. -Ephesians 6:12 KJV
We must allow enough of God into our lives that His power and presence becomes greater than the things in this world.
Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. -1 John 4:4 KJV
The moment I had my epiphany:
I was depressed following a failed relationship that inevitably sent me down a slippery slope.
- I was spiritually drained because he was not a man of God, and while I was busy praying for him, encouraging him and lifting him up, I found myself depleted because he wasn’t able to pour anything back into me. He often told me I was stupid to believe everything in the Bible, justifying it by saying he was a realist, diverting from the weight of his pessimism.
- Emotionally I found myself on a roller coaster with the demons he battled inside himself that I was trying to love away.
- Financially I seemed to be constantly sharing my ends because of his lack of drive and poor money management, which even effected my credit because I’d let a few bills go late in order to help him in certain situations once he’d blown through my savings with promise he’d pay me everything back.
- Physically I gave him my body, breaking four years of celibacy, believing the lie that the man of God I desired didn’t exist, which led me to settle for something I thought was more realistic.
- Mentally I was dealing with shame and embarrassment that caused me to slip into a place of low self-esteem from compromising my values and standards and not staying true to myself.
- Socially I was at odds with friends and family who were trying to tell me the truth about him that I already knew, but was not ready to admit because we were engaged to be married. Somehow I thought marrying him would fix the guilt of my fornication and I could still say I hadn’t had sex with anyone but my husband since I gave my life to Christ.
Reluctantly, I followed the conviction inside of me to leave him and chose God over that relationship.
Exiting, I was a completely broken woman, though I entered as the best version I’d seen of myself. I looked at the books I started to write before I met him and felt like a failure. How could I teach anyone about discipline, holiness or purity when I allowed my faith to be so diminished? I would be a hypocrite! I’d lost the money I set aside for the upcoming missions trip to Africa I had my heart set on. I looked at my vision board and saw this as a major detour away from all the other goals I’d been working toward and felt like I was unqualified to pursue what my dreams were.
Furthermore, I wasn’t that same bubbly, optimistic, on fire for God Christian that I was before I let him into my life. I discovered I had been told all kind of lies from the man who told me he loved me everyday, and at that point I was unsure of who I could trust, even when it came to family. It temporarily made me skeptical of all the relationships I had with people.
I was full of hurt, anger and fear. I also gained weight during the latter end of the relationship and even more afterward as I was counseled through depression. I then temporarily joined a support group for those who’d survived a relationship or were trying to exit an abusive relationship with someone with a personality disorder; more specifically Narcissistic Personality Disorder. It was concluded by every mental health care professional I’d sought for therapy, that there was a solid ninety percent chance or greater that he had that disorder according to private details I don’t wish to share here.
I thought it was my fault because I had a pattern of letting people take advantage of me. I was forgiving, had a big heart and wanted to see the best in everybody! After all, I did desire to become a life coach, mentor and motivational speaker. You kind of have to look past the mess in people to see the good and help pull out the potential they can’t see in themselves!
I found solace when came across 1 Corinthians 13 one day while studying and it reminded me that kindness is NOT a weakness, nor all the other characteristics that made me easy prey, but fruits of the Spirit! I asked God why do others seek to take advantage of those who genuinely love them and only mean them well? This is where He made it clear to me that it was not a people problem, but a spiritual problem and led me to this scripture:
The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. -John 10:10 KJV
…which he’d successfully done over time! Not the person, but Satan. Satan can operate through a number of entities, which are commonly people, but we must have such a close communion with God that we are equipped to discern different spirits and able to recognize when He is at play to bring ruin to the place God is trying to progress us to. He then led me to Ephesians 6:12, then 1 John 4:4 and finally Ezekiel 37:4-6. It led me back to a vision [this vision] I was given several years earlier.
Inspired 2 Higher was an idea I had back in 2011, but I was not obedient in following through because I wasn’t ready to be this transparent, and I always knew transparency was a place God was calling me to. It had a different name then and was not as meaningful nor personal as this is to me now. All those years God spent healing my wounds, mending my broken places and delivering me from my own demons seemed to have all been undone by just a few bad decisions in such a short period of time.
Fortunately for us, God is the same yesterday, today and forever, meaning he could make me whole all over again! As soon as I repented, He began the tedious process of fixing the damaged person and eventually got me back to a healthy and productive place, filled with passion and pursuing my purpose again! I became stronger and wiser than I was before when I thought I was at my best, and continuously look for more ways to grow!
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. -Jeremiah 29:11-13 NIV
I made a vow to never allow a feeling to come between me and my faith in God. I came out bolder, more fearless, and inspired to reach higher levels in life and within myself – ready to breathe new life into others who find themselves on the opposite end of hope!
Debrinah S. Dorsey,
Creator and Editor-