Rosetta Futrell, Author of Complete and Unfinished
Rosetta is a Christian leader who teaches women to understand their power, realize their purpose, and clarify God's vision for their lives.
Please tell our readers a little about yourself.
I am originally from Natchez, Mississippi, currently living in Prairieville, LA, with my husband, Quincy, and two small, but very active children, Caleb (4) and Ella (2). I am a licensed Minister, Transformational Teacher, Speaker, and Author. I have been serving and teaching in various ministries since 2009, including Battered Women Ministry, Street Ministry, Prison Ministries, Bible Studies, and an Online Women’s group. My passion is in helping women transform their lives by challenging limiting beliefs and correctly applying God's Word to their lives. Through spiritually inspired teachings, I help women understand their power, realize their purpose, and clarify God's vision for their lives.
Could you tell us a bit about your book and why it is a must-read?
Complete and Unfinished is a 66 day guided journal that emphasizes the connection between our Spirit, Mind, and Body and the importance of proper alignment in these areas. It guides the reader in 66 days of intentionally focusing on developing and transforming the three parts of our nature that make us complete. It is a must-read because our life experiences result from our understanding of how our Spirit, Mind, and Body were created to function together. Our Spirit, Mind, and Body working in unison manifest our highest potential and allows us to operate in our God-given power. The most significant moment in creation is found in Genesis 2:7 when God formed man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living soul. God made man complete and equipped Him with everything he needed to fulfill His purpose on the Earth. Unfortunately, most people never consider the importance of our design and fail to make the connection, resulting in a life of unmanifested potential.
What inspired you to write the book?
Over years of being in ministry, I've made it my mission not simply to preach the Word of God but to become a demonstration of His Word. I desire to see lives change. I grow weary of watching believers go to church every week and never produce any fruit. Many believers remain broke, unhealthy, unsatisfied, and bound by strongholds, yet can quote scriptures front and back. It's time for a change, and this book is the beginning of the message that I believe God has called me to teach. A message that teaches people how to live the life He intended for them.
What was the most challenging aspect of writing your book?
I didn't face any challenges in actually writing the book. The book was written in three days. I've been holding the message for a while but was unsure of what to do with it. Then one morning, about 4 am, God woke me out of my sleep and told me what to do with it and how to put it together. The beginning of the book was what God gave me to write in those three days. The guided journal section is a collection of revelation and scriptures God has been speaking to me for a little over a year now. The formatting, editing, and designing the cover actually took more time than writing the book.
Do you have any unique or quirky writing habits?
I write best in the mornings after I've done my morning devotion, which usually consists of walking around the neighborhood with my headphones on, listening to worship music, and talking to God. During this time, I do a lot of listening for his voice and visualizing. Sometimes I will hear a message or see myself giving a message. What I hear and see is so real that I often become lost in the image or the voice and forget that I’m walking outside. It usually ends with me in tears and worshipping God. I immediately then go home and write down the revelation I received. Sometimes it's one sentence, sometimes it's a whole chapter in a book. When I start to write, God will begin to bring scriptures to my mind one after the other and give me a revelation of them necessary for that moment. I don't write unless God gives me something to write.
How did you come up with the title of your book?
It was during one of my early morning walks that I heard, "Complete and Unfinished." It's the perfect title because it reminds us that we are complete with everything we need, Spirit, Mind, and Body, to function as intended; however, our life is an ongoing and unfinished process of manifesting who we are and all that God has called us to. We are responsible for working out or manifesting what God has worked in us by becoming aligned; thus, we are both complete and unfinished.
Is there a message that you want your readers to take away from your book?
I want my readers to know that there is so much untapped potential and greatness God placed on the inside of them. Through the proper alignment of their Spirit, Mind, and Body, as the book teaches, they will be able to manifest all that God Has placed in them. If we are going to experience personal growth, we must not emphasize one area over the other. We must grow as a whole, overcoming mental strongholds and damaging beliefs, addressing physical strongholds in our bodies, and receiving, through our spirit, the revelation and guidance we need from God to effectively navigate life. It's then that we realize and begin to live in our purpose.
What advice do you have for any aspiring authors who may be reading this interview?
You have a gift that God placed in you to give to the world. Let that be your motivation. Don’t leave here holding on to that gift. Write with your reader in mind and nothing else. It’s always about the reader. What is it that you want your readers to experience from picking up your book? Let that be your message.
What’s next for you?
I just published a 2021 planner called 2021 Sticky Note Planner designed with those in mind who love posted notes, like myself. I believe in being proactively engaged in the outcome of my life. If we don't make a plan for our lives, our lives will make a plan for us, but we might not like the outcome. This is why writing the vision down, and planning is important. This planner includes everything needed to write your vision, set goals, plan your month, day, and meals, celebrate milestones, and be reminded of who you are and to regularly practice self-care. It's available now on Amazon. I'm currently working on releasing a Her Power, Her Purpose, God’s Vision devotional named after our FaceBook Women's group. Also, I am working on a financial planner, and a 31 day marriage devotional for couples that I anticipate will be released in 2021.
What is your preferred method to have readers get in touch with or follow you?
You can follow me on my Facebook page, Rosetta Futrell, join our Facebook women’s group, Her Power, Her Purpose, God’s Vision, or reach me by email at Calebellalegacy@gmail.com.
Thank you for the opportunity to talk about “complete and Unfinished.”
Sometimes, when we begin our journey of personal growth, we tend to focus on or emphasize one area while neglecting the other areas of who we are. If we focus only on our spirit and neglect to address mental strongholds and damaging beliefs, or if we neglect to address our physical health, we become well versed in scripture and "churchology" with no practical application or physical evidence. If we focus more on developing our minds and bodies while neglecting our spirit, we cut off the revelation and guidance we need from God to navigate life effectively and fulfill our purpose.
Filled with divine revelation and action plans, this 66-day guided journal will help align and synergize the three facets of our nature that make us complete. Our Spirit, Soul (Mind), and Body working in unison manifest our highest potential and allow us to operate in our God-given power, fulfill our purpose, and bring about God's vision for our lives. When we learn to function as God originally designed us, we experience the full benefits of living the way He intended.
Complete and Unfinished recognizes that we are equipped with everything we need to live an extraordinary life while acknowledging that our life is an ongoing and unfinished process of manifesting who we really are. It's about understanding that nothing is missing; it's simply not yet revealed. But through simple practical and intentional steps to transform our minds and habits, we can unveil the Glory of God in every area of our lives.