Today we’d like to introduce you to Stephen L Robinson.
Stephen, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I got to where I am today through many, many failures. I have had several relationship failures had a kid out of wedlock, I was selfish, my life was just a mess. However, I have to thank my mom for molding me early on in life. I used to say that I had a drug problem because every week, Wednesday and Sunday, my mom drug me to church to hear the word of God. There is a scripture that says -train up a child in the way that they should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it. So, although I was a mess from 17 to about 34, I started to get back to the teachings of God wholeheartedly because I realized my way of doing life was not working. I ended up giving my life to Christ in 2013. Anyone who is a true Christian can attest you don’t become good overnight. It took me several years after I started wanting to follow Christ for my character to even change. However, during that time, God showed me one vision he had for my life. After two failed relationships and heartbreak and turmoil, God told me that was I was going to revolutionize relationships using biblical principles. For about two years, I fought it, but at the end of 2018, I finally gave in to my calling. I became a sought-after Christian relationship coach. I was doing well; I was helping people with their relationships and marriages. Then in 2020, I got into another relationship, and I still had some major character flaws, which I won’t go into, but the end of 2020 after the dissolution of that relationship was when I really decided to give everything to God. I laid with my face on the floor of a motel six somewhere in GA and said God; I can’t do this on my own, God I need your help.
That’s when I believe God answered and said that’s all I have been waiting for. I have been waiting for you to put your trust in me. I started reading the word daily, studying scripture and really started to apply it to my life early in Jan 2021. I started praying and seeking GOD in EVERY DECISION; not just some, but every. That’s when I heard clear instructions from God that said I’m pulling you away from relationship coaching right now. That is still my plan for you, but I have to work on some things with you first. He said, in the meantime, you have learned to trust me. So I’m giving you a message to get out to the world through T-Shirts, and that message was TRUST GOD. So he gave me the vision on top of relationships to let the world know it’s okay to trust God.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
It definitely has not been smooth. I moved to ATL, a place I swore I would never move to. But I moved here because of a woman. Today, June 17th, a year ago, actually marks an important day in that relationship. When I say I hate ATL, I hate it with a passion, but they do say tell God your plans, and he will laugh at you. I told him I would never move to ATL, and what happened I moved here. The relationship I was in while I was down in ATL was very rocky; we fought, we lied, money became tight. She felt I was living another lifestyle, and I thought she was taking advantage of me. It was just a complete mess. However, it was a complete mess that God wanted me in. There is also a saying that goes, don’t despise anything that brings you to the feet of Jesus, and that is what that relationship did. After we split, I had nowhere to go. I was doing doordash to scrap up enough money to eat and pay $40 to rest my head at night talk about rough. I literally had to trust God will provide me with food and shelter. So all glory belongs to him. He allowed me to go through that to preach a true authentic message of what it indeed looks like to trust God.
Please tell us about Trust God Wear.
Trust God Wear is a company that started when I was in an actual Trust God moment, as I mentioned earlier. My relationship was over, and I had no stable place to stay, no family in GA, just God. I previously was trying to start a T-shirt company titled God 1st, but when I tried to register that name with the state of GA, it was already taken. The website was taken, the social media handles were taken, so I sat on the idea for a while. That was back in Oct 2020. During my November, December Months of not having that stable place to stay, not promised if I was going to eat that day was when God dropped in my spirit; now you literally know what it means and looks like to trust me, so that’s the message I want you to preach to the world. January of 2021, I solidified the company name, applied for a trademark, had a great business partner to help formulate things, and my military friend to help me press the shirts until I got my own equipment, and that’s how Trust God Wear was born. Trust God wear is built on the scripture Jeremiah 17:7 But blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence.
We sell shirts at a very affordable price. Each shirt Small – Extra Large is $9.99; anything 2XL and above is $11.99. Since the original trust God design, we have added two more shirts for a total of three shirt designs for Trust God Wear. We have Trust God, Believe God, Obey God Tees now available.
If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
The natural me would have said yes, but the spirit in me says no. If I say I believe God, I believe in his word that says, and we know all things work together for the good of those who love the Lord. So I believe I am exactly where I need to be right now because I am just letting God be God. I’m embracing my mistakes and learning from them.