In November an East Georgia State College alumni published her first book. Mikella Hansley, an EGSC Alumni, was taken into a vision by God in April of 2018. In the vision, she was consumed by a large body of water, but she shot up quickly and powerfully. Because Mikella's grandmother had just passed, she thought the vision represented her overcoming the grief of her death. Little did she know that God was about to take her on a journey. She realized in 2019, that her books would not only align with her ministry, but also with her speaking career as a Christian motivational speaker.
This book is dedicated to her grandmother Dora, and it is a 20-day guide (which includes quotes, scriptures, and activities in each chapter) based on her life journey and how she overcame hardships while being perfected at the same time. One thing she realized is that we all have a gift, but what you are anointed to do will prevail over your imperfections.
“Anointing Over Perfection: The Power of Perseverance in Pursuit of Purpose” was inspired by her looking at all the mistakes she made in her life, feeling and being broken, and not feeling qualified to be used by God. She believes that she had to go through certain things, so the reader of this book wouldn’t have to.
She realizes that no matter what happens to her in life, or how she responds to what happens, God will not stop loving her. He’s going to use everything she went through and goes through for His glory.
Mikella’s CBCF Biography:
Mikella Hansley, is a native of Swainsboro, GA. Hansley began college at East Georgia State College in the Fall of 2016. While at EGSC she was a member of the Student Government Association. She graduated in 2018 and continued her education at Middle Georgia State University. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice early, with honors, and debt free from Middle Georgia State University in December 2019. She was very involved in the Criminal Justice Club, Phi Theta Kappa, and the Ambassadors. She worked directly with the mayor and college president through her role as Vice President and Homecoming Queen of the Student Government and was chosen for the prestigious “All USA” Award from college president and senators.
Hansley is a Christian motivational speaker. Through “Mikella Speaks” and ministry “Millennial For Christ” she has reached over 12,000 people in 24 nations. In June 2020, she was featured in “The Word Network” magazine. She is the first Swainsboro CTAE Video success story and the first from her hometown to speak to an intergenerational group of students and women at KYP and from the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy in two cities in South Africa (Soweto and Johannesburg). She is the first African American female to receive an internship with the CBCF from her hometown. She desires to bring more awareness to the underrepresented African American community. Hansley has served as an intern for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation.