Fantasia Barrino says she believes her purpose in life is to minister to broken women.
Barrino, 32, debuted her new album, The Definition Of, last month which she believes is a reflection of her ministry.
“Truly, I think my ministry is women. Broken women and young mothers — encouraging them,” she told Essence. “I want to also encourage them by saying, ‘look, you guys. Love is there. It’s out there and there’s somebody for everybody.'”
The singer and mother of two said she managed to find love after undergoing a unique fast where she refrained from drinking, partying and men.
“I did a seven-month fast. For me that was long,” she revealed to AOL. “I went without drinking, partying, talking to any guys. That was a bit much for me.”
After her fast, she met her husband, Kendall Taylor.
“Thank God for my husband too,” she told AOL. “I knew that whatever man came into my life would build me up.”
Now she is trying to build other women up with her new album that features the gospel song, “I Made It.” When speaking about her fifth studio album, The Definition Of, Barrino told fans on social media that her focus was to bless people with it.
“I am who I am today because God used my mistakes #TheDefinitionOf,” she wrote. “I just want to BLESS people through my story and my music.”
Barrino has been vocal about her Christian faith for some time and previously spoke about God having a plan for her life.
“God put me here for a reason,” Barrino told “Access Hollywood” in 2013. “When you look on TV or turn on the radio or all the newspapers and the magazines, it was always something negative, and no matter how many things I did that were positive that never came out, so that was the hardest for me at that time. Now I really don’t care anymore.”
Time and time again, the genre blending singer has insisted that her records could be considered gospel.
“I get a lot of questions about doing a gospel album.. what I do is gospel,” Barrino revealed. “I take God with me everywhere I go.”