LSOF: Healed, but still wounds remain

I remember when I got in my first car accident. I was 17 yrs old and it was the summer of 67 counties in Florida covered by wildfires. When it rained the visibility was only about 100 ft. It was crazy. I was leaving from my job and driving a new Mazda RX7 1983 that my dad bought me. It had more power than I knew what to do with or control.

I stopped at the sign. I looked left and right before putting my foot on the gas. I stepped on the gas hard, and immediately the car started to spin. I was scared and I could not regain control.

I saw the truck coming, and he wasn’t stopping. I felt the impact.

I felt my car door open. An old man was standing there asking if I was ok. He helped me out of my car and into his home and sat me down on the recliner. My neck felt numb, my entire body didn’t have feeling.

I knew I had been in a car accident. That is all.

The guy whose truck I hit was pacing back and forth in the kitchen, grumbling.

I asked, ” Should I call somebody?” and  taking the phone I couldn’t remember my parents number. I remembered finally a few minutes before the ambulance got there.

The old man and his wife didn’t leave my side. They stayed to make sure I was ok.

The ambulance came. I was placed on a stretcher and taken to the hospital so they could see the damage done to my neck. My neck ended up being okay, but  I had a bruise that went all the way down my leg.

I was wounded, but eventually the bruises too went away.

I’m sharing this story with you, because I realized something profound to my heart yesterday out of

Psalm 147:3. 

” He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” 

I read it over and over. It spoke volumes to me.

Think about it friends—- He HEALS the brokenhearted first, and then binds up their wounds.

I think I’ve always looked at the word ” Heal” as something that happens completely, but according to what we read in this verse, its a two step process.

The old man from my accident wanted to make sure I was ok. He stayed with me, and he and his wife calmed me down and helped me remember where I was, and my phone number so I could call my parents.

I believe that is the first part of Psalm 147:3 ” He HEALS the brokenhearted.” —– He makes sure we are okay, He stays at our side and watches how we react to the things happening around us, and He calms us down so we can remember who we are and to go about our day. But its not at this time that we are healed completely of our wounds. You can’t help someone whose unconscious with their wounds until you know they are breathing, and alive. I think God works the same way in the way He brings healing.

I also looked up ” Heal” in the Greek and it means, ” To still.”  He keeps us at peace.

The second part of Psalm 147:3 says, ” He binds up their wounds.” 

Can you think back to anything you have dealt with for a long time in your life and you woke up one day and suddenly it was no longer part of your world, it no longer had affect on your life.

That’s what I mean. Once we are at peace with what we deal with then God can work on it and repair what is truly broken.

The process is sometimes not easy for us. While He may be fixing one wound we might be dealing with needing healing from something else.

But its about how we react to everything ultimately.

Psalm 38:11

My friends and companions avoid me because of my wounds; my neighbors stay far away.

I saw this verse the other day, and I really thought about it.

I didn’t understand why with so much going on in my life how the people that were supposed to be closest to me started to dwindle away the worse things became.

But what I realized through everything. People don’t understand our wounds, because they can’t understand their own. We have to let them know the blessings, the positives that come out of what we are going through. As weird as it may sound, people look for encouragement through our pain, they look to us to respond in a way that would help them deal with their situations.

James 1:2-3

Consider it pure joy, my brothers whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work to that you may be mature and complete not lacking anything.

In my current season of healing it feels like things are finally changing course. Now its about getting focused again, and focused on all the things that are set above.

LSOF: Through the Storm

I got caught up in a storm once more again today.  It surrounded me and debris flew quickly passed my car.  Raindrops hit my windshield hard.  Everything ahead of me was barely visible.

I kept wondering to myself if I just tried changing directions to the path of my destination that perhaps it might lead me out of the storm. Every road I tried captured the same scene.

Fifteen minutes after driving through the flooding roads, the wind blowing my car side to side, and the rain just almost piercing my windshield, the blue sky was finally above me.

This has been my reality the last few months.  I have realized that I have to come accept that it is what it is.  I am responsible for taking on this season, regardless of what I have to take on. 

I thought of ” The Wizard of Oz”- and when Dorothy saw people she knew pass by her window.  I can relate to this in a similar context only that it is scene by scene that has happened pass by over and over, and not outside my window, but maybe happening 5 ft from me. 

It really has been hard to realize I can’t do anything, but go through it all.  In the past I’ve been able to push through things by just having a good attitude, and just trusting God…but even that has been difficult to do. I’ve actually been trying to pray myself and family out of it, but so far we just have to keep walking on.

What has been the one thing that has been able to lead me in the times I’ve really felt overwhelmed, and when I couldn’t do anything but cry was this one truth.

HE KNOWS. HE KNOWS. This has NEVER left His sight!

Only He knows how this will play out, Only He knows how to bind a broken heart, Only He knows how joy will come out of this from mourning.

His peace has been at my side no matter how I’ve felt. 

And I believe that the peace of God was meant to be beyond our understanding, because it is something only He can give us.

Philippians 4: 7- (The Voice)

And know the peace of God( a peace that is beyond any and all of human understanding), will stand watch over your hearts and minds in Jesus, the Anointed One.


LSOF: Storms and the brokenhearted

I have this habit of trying to avoid storms, and I try to leave just right before one hits my area.  The other day as I pulled away from my house the lightening bolts seemed to be hitting only a few feet from my car.  But I managed to drive away and left the dark ominous sky in my rearview mirror.

In life we definitely encounter myriads of storms.  I have been caught up in one for two months now with a several different events that have tried to shake me a good few times. It has been a lot.

People have had this tendency during this time to tell me how I can be ” victorious,” and that ” He will deliver me and my family through this,” or ” Imagine the strength that is building in you right now,” and also ” Well, maybe I can just encourage you through this.”…

And while they all have been kind and meant well, that sometimes we just have to stop and think of the deeper message in all of this, and only a message that God could give…

Sometimes its not about finding victory in our times of grief, sometimes its just that we have to keep going through it in order to come out of it. Simply that.

I mean let’s face it, there is no magic that could keep a real storm from coming, and there is no magic way to make it pass any faster than it came…its just how it is.

It’s God’s timing. We just have to know that He knows the purpose.

I had a friend say to me that she is tired of sharing about what she is going through, because the people around her make her feel like she is just a “drama queen.” 

Folks, I gotta tell you sometimes we are just inundated with so much that its seems like some of it could be exaggerated. But it IS possible to have so much going on that it overwhelms people around us at the same time. And it overwhelms them…

Because only God is God.

Words will carry weight when needed but when we don’t know what to say we have to be careful what we do say. We have to be careful that if what we speak that we also believe. Don’t let your words come through empty, or just don’t speak at all.

I’ve had a lot of people love me through some real recent events, but the best were those who would tell me:

” Quit with the cliches of how you think you are suppose to be, and tell me how you really feel.” And they listened, and they were just empathetic.

We all want to love well.  We also all want to make people feel better where they are in their current situation.

But sometimes its just our place to love well, and let the people around us go through what they need to.

Sometimes we just need to watch them cry, sometimes they need to know that we see it.

It’s what Jesus would do. It’s our ultimate goal in this life to become like Him.

Isaiah 61:1-3

The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,
    because the Lord has anointed me
    to proclaim good news to the poor. 
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
    to proclaim freedom for the captives 
    and release from darkness for the prisoners,[a]
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor 
    and the day of vengeance of our God,
to comfort all who mourn, 
    and provide for those who grieve in Zion—
to bestow on them a crown of beauty
    instead of ashes, 
the oil of joy
    instead of mourning, 
and a garment of praise
    instead of a spirit of despair.
They will be called oaks of righteousness,
    a planting of the Lord
    for the display of his splendor.

LSOF: She Smiles…:)

Sometimes I read the Bible in my dreams. Sometimes I read full passages, and sometimes simple verses.

The most recent dream I remember reading Proverbs 31.  I am going to share that I probably have never actually read that passage of scripture all the way through, but the paper on the desk in front of me actually read Proverbs 31, so there was no question.

I read aloud, ” She laughs.” —-

I have been having a rough time recently.  I would say its due to the fact that so many people around me have been experiencing several different traumas in one way or another.  The one closest being that my mother is still in the hospital with an infection that just doesn’t want to leave her system.

Several friends have had everything happen from job loss, all the way to car accidents in the past month.

When things happen to those closest to you all at once its hard to find the positive, and that is the definite reality.

Here is the verse from my dream after a night of praying and asking God to help me through it.

” She can laugh at the days to come.” (Prov. 31:25b)

And the voice bible translation is also beautiful:

” She smiles when she thinks about the future.”

God has shown my heart through a sweet simple verse that regardless of how life may be, and regardless at what is ahead….

He is our reason to smile, and to laugh at the days ahead.

LSOF: The kind of post I pray I will never write…

My last post I was very transparent, and I almost second guessed a few things that I wrote, but nevertheless, I know I was meant to write it.

I was thinking the other day after writing it. I did my own personal checklist, and one thing I realized I didn’t do enough of was mention God’s Word, give scriptures and share Biblical quotes.

However, I feel like while that might have been what “ I should have done” according to maybe some, I will say God spoke something powerful to my heart:

“ Don’t write it unless you feel it.”

It’s not that I didn’t want to place scripture to that post, because I could have, but more so, its not about going through the motions and finding words to say, I said the words I was supposed to say.

I was real, and I talked about what life was like for me right now. And Jesus is in my life and going through it with me.

But the post I never want to write is one that my heart is not all about.  I never want to write words just to make the rest of the world feel like I met some sort of standard as a Christian writer.

My feeling is that there is enough in this world we try to sugarcoat to make life easier for those around us, but I’m not going to be someone who always writes, about “ Sunshine and rainbows”- and especially now, its just not where I am.

I very much believe that God is amazing and His grace is sufficient for me. I know that Jesus died for me. I know that God is a deliverer, a healer, and our Father.  I know that He sees us in our sufferings and rejoices in our victories alongside of us.

But there are times where even believing it is just not enough.

Sometimes we come to places in our lives that place us at a standstill and we say to God,

“ Didn’t we just go through this?”

Wilderness times are very real, and it is meant to strengthen us. I know that reality.

But when you are a faith-believing Christian and you know what you know, and believe as you do, and then are hit and hit with the same things…it can make someone weary, such as myself.

So at the end of the day, when I continue to watch the pain and suffering around me, I remember He is still God, and therefore there is still hope.

I’m thankful so thankful that He is still here and He is still moving.

I pray I never write a post where my reality doesn’t match up with what I’m sharing.

LSOF: Loving Unconditionally in a Conditional World

I was raised to love. We all were. But we don’t’ all know it.
I didn’t know it. Love had to find me and show me.

It is our real purpose in this life. Beyond it all.

God taught me that love comes in different ways, and I’ve learned most from
Him these last few years then anything I could ever read in a self-help book,
and I had to search for myself beyond 1 Corinthians 13.

Love comes with sacrifice, we may not want to give up
something, but it was shown to me the beauty that resulted from it.

Love comes with patience, we may feel like we need things to
change in the moment, but what I’ve learned most is that the changes in my own
heart outweighed the changes in the moments. The wait was worth it.

Love is present, and the best of us is only a result of the love shown to us.
God loves us so much that He takes time to show us He loves us by how we
can recognize His presence in our lives. There is nothing more amazing then
realizing His footprints in our lives.

Love takes all forms and it depends on where its needed in how its given.

I think for one, listening shows a lot of love.
Just knowing someone can hear you out,and can just be there in the rough times.
Just literally listening and giving little advice.
Sometimes that is the best love you can show to anyone.
Emptying the heart of the pressure
of life, and “ pushing the reset button” by our tears.
We just sometimes need to do it.

I think words show a lot of love too, but in how they are spoken.
It is so easy to mean well in saying something, but it depends on the situation
and the person in how it is taken.
Sometimes words can only be spoken by being unspoken.

Love is truthful, telling someone something with complete honesty
and with your heart is so good.
People need to be let in or let down on something gently.
Truth in love is a beautiful thing.

Love is creative, it never comes at the times we truly expect it.
It may take for of a stranger on the street who hands you their last $20 bill,
A ministry who blesses you with tickets to an event,
A friend who wants to treat you on their birthday,
a gift that someone thought you would love
just because, The workplace where someone taught you value in yourself,
A rainbow in the sky that reminds us of God’s promise,
A movie that says just the right words or story, A song with
the perfect lyrics…it takes all forms.

We are shown love.
It starts with God.
This world has taken God out of it,
and makes us feel as if we are loving from a distance.
Like we have to search for it.
Like there is a new way of having to go about it.

Love hasn’t changed.
It was created by God.
It is us who have changed
what it is.

I’m not going to go through the list of what love is not,
because we already have an idea.

But I will just end saying…

Love IS.

LSOF: Thoughts from the Wilderness

That’s the place you will find me if you are looking for me.
I’m somewhere in a far off desert. I don’t think I really noticed it until now.
But when things disappear before your eyes in your life in sudden ways,
you learn to realize that it was just a mirage. It was not real enough to stay
permanently. It wasn’t real enough to be part of the calling or purpose God has for
my life.

Jeremiah 29:11 (The Message)

This is GOD’s Word on the subject: “As soon as Babylon’s seventy years are up and not a day before, I’ll show up and take care of you as I promised and bring you back home. I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out—plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for.

I heard before that Moses was possibly the writer of the book of Genesis, and I think it is just
amazing to me how he was probably in the desert himself with no sense of God’s creation around
him except the blazing sun. It just seems like such a disconnect there. Could it really be that easy to
write about the beginning of the world when all you see around you seems like an empty
and desolate place?

Genesis 1:3-5 (The Message)

First this: God created the Heavens and Earth—all you see, all you don’t see. Earth was a soup of nothingness, a bottomless emptiness, an inky blackness. God’s Spirit brooded like a bird above the watery abyss.

3-5 God spoke: “Light!”
And light appeared.
God saw that light was good
and separated light from dark.
God named the light Day,
he named the dark Night.
It was evening, it was morning—

While this is encouraging to know in the deep part of the heart that Moses, and Paul and so many
other wrote God’s Word during the worst moments of their life, I also wish they would have expounded
a little on those moments. Where they were as they wrote certain things. I just think it would take on a whole new emphasis on the way we see them and the way we view God.

I say all this because I am writing you in my own worst moments.

I have learned that there are more than just a few different kind of wildernesses.
And its based purely on what we need to learn for the step God wants us to take.

I think it is about steps. My mom once drew for me stairs on a piece of paper.
On each step she would write down something I should accomplish before the next step.
I think I might have been just out of Kindergarten. We went through each step on the journey of
life all the way up to graduation.
I think it would be a good idea to visualize the wilderness in the same way with God.
What does He have written on the step ahead of us.
But more importantly; What do we need to accomplish first?

I am doing the “ One in a Million” study by Priscilla Shirer, and something so profound was noticed in the Word. God could have sent the Isrealites an easier, straight shoot way to the next place. However, He chose the wilderness, because He feared if it was too easy for them to get to, they would see the war ahead and turn back to Egypt. Turn back to slavery.

Exodus 13:17

When Pharaoh let the people go, God did not lead them on the road through the Philistine country, though that was shorter. For God said, “If they face war, they might change their minds and return to Egypt.” 18 So God led the people around by the desert road toward the Red Sea.[a] The Israelites went up out of Egypt ready for battle.

This spoke volumes to me, because the wilderness taught them to be determined;
To not allow themselves to be beaten down by the journey,
but to learn from it.

A thought occurred to me this morning as I was doing my morning studying.

I am now well out of my 20’s. I am 2 years away from the age Jesus was when he started ministry.

I am not sure if I am biblically correct on this, but I’m going to suggest that Jesus could have been
my age when he was tempted by Satan in the desert.

Luke 4:1-4 (NIV)

Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, left the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness,2 where for forty days he was tempted[a] by the devil. He ate nothing during those days, and at the end of them he was hungry.
3 The devil said to him, “If you are the Son of God, tell this stone to become bread.”
4 Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone.’[b]”

Why I suggest that is this wilderness feels different. I already have all the knowledge God has allowed
me to have to this point about His Word, and about Him. But there was something extra.

I wasn’t angry at God this time around by any means, I wasn’t questioning Him and asking WHY things had happened the way they had. I think half of it was I knew the reasoning, but this time taking it all deeper. This time it is about really growing. This time in this wilderness I feel Him with me.

Exodus 14:21-22(NIV)

By day the Lord went ahead of them in a pillar of cloud to guide them on their way and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, so that they could travel by day or night. 22 Neither the pillar of cloud by day nor the pillar of fire by night left its place in front of the people.

This is what I’m learning in this time so far, God wants me to leave the child that I used to be here in the wilderness.
He is giving me responsibilities, personally and spiritually. I am seeing everything in such a different light.

1 Corinthians 13:11
When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me.
I almost feel in this learning time that I am being given a gift. A gift He has had in His possession before I was born. I feel like He is giving me my own life, that He is ready to place in my hands and trust me with what He wants to give to my life, and show me.

Jeremiah 33:3(NIV)
Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.’

No gift is without a price of course.

I know He has better planned.

So no matter how much the wind and sand burn my face and eyes.
No matter how many blisters I get on the soles of my feet.

This journey is worth it.

I have seen Him. I recognize Him. He wants His influence to radiate on me into this world.

1 Corinthians 13:12(NIV)
For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

LSOF: TOXIC PEOPLE: AKA: “The blog post I didn’t want to write…”

I have hesitated to write this post for at least the last few weeks.
I thought maybe it should just be something between me and God.
I thought maybe I could just journal it and be done with it.
I thought perhaps my computer battery didn’t have enough juice
and then I wouldn’t have to write it…
Of course I was wrong on all of it.

My truest weakness as a believer that I need God to constantly work in me on is
TOXIC PEOPLE.

I have spent a great deal of my life letting the wrong people in:
I trusted them, and they would use it against me.
I encouraged them, and they would act as if I never said a word.
I related to them, and they would act like we were so different.
I spoke to them about God, and they would tell me that I never had
any influence on their belief.
I was always there for them, but when I needed them I only received
a cold shoulder.

When I thought I was building them up,
what I didn’t realize was they were slowly
breaking me down.

They blamed me for their problems.
They ridiculed me.
They mocked my faith in God.
They manipulated me.
They put me down.
They always looked for a way to hurt my heart.

People like that suck the life right out of us.

My heart has certainly taking quite a beating from these kind of people
over the years, so much so…
I find it hard to let ANYONE in.

I’m truly a work in progress in this area, because I keep running into those people.
Even a relationship I was in that I thought was real, and that God was truly leading
every step ended up being a mirage. It wasn’t real.

As much as I would love to give advice and help in this area to you the reader,
I have to tell you that I don’t have the answers other than to keep your distance
from people who want to “fix” you, or want to “ own” you…

I mean we are not Bella from “ Twilight” we do not need an Edward in our life
that keeps us so close we cannot breathe. We don’t need relationships like that.
and of anykind.

We need people in our lives that build us up.
We need people in our lives that look for the best in us.
We need people in our lives that encourage our faith.
We need people in our lives that speak in love.
We need people in our lives who truly care.
We need people in our lives who speak for us.

We need people that help us on the rough journey of dealing
with the toxic world around us.

I think what I’m learning though is that distance from toxic people means
that we might have to distance ourselves from things we love.
Compromise is not in God’s plan.

My heart beat in all of this is to let God lead me to those who are supposed
to be in my life. Who really, really want to be an example of grace, and love.

I’m sure this post could have a part two, but right now this is the energy I can give
to this first one.

I pray that if you have dealt with this in your life too, that this post would help you
take a stand and say…

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

My God! Rescue me from my enemies, defend me from these mutineers. Rescue me from their dirty tricks, save me from their hit men.
-Psalms 59:1-2 (MSG)

LSOF: ” It’s Who You Are.”

I’m a real “words” girl. I love quotes, song lyrics, and scripture. I’m the weird girl who likes to read words people write in bathroom stalls, and who finds the most interesting places to write: Styrofoam cups, gum wrappers etc.

Words fall deep into my soul. When I read or listen to something powerful, it makes its own home inside of my heart. It becomes part of me. It helps me to get through the day. It becomes direct encouragement to my future. Sometimes the words lead me into my future…the next step.

Something so powerful was spoken to me a week or so ago. It came at the time when I should have been the most discouraged that I could have been. I was in the middle of processing the day events.
And without really going into detail I will share that I did not get a position in something I really thought I wanted.

If I could go back and look at the timeline, and not the physical one, but the spiritual one I’d say that this moment marked the next step for me.

If you have followed my journey for the first time today, or before now, then you will know that God has been preparing me for leadership. The ultimate journey is a leader who is also a communicator.
And I’ve been struggling preparing myself for it. I mean the focus was there, but my heart just kept some lingering hesitation. I didn’t know why.

I was speaking to someone after I found out about the position, and they said to me,
” You are a great leader, and you are a great communicator…It’s who you are.”

Four words at the end of that statement pushed me forward. ” It’s who you are.”

For the first time in my life, at the moment where it felt like it was a failed opportunity, it was actually a ” GO” from God. It was actually as if I finally had permission to do exactly what was stated.

I do my best to communicate.
I do my best to lead by example.

Those words encouraged me so much that they are actually on a notecard at my job. To remind myself.

It’s indeed a hard place to be at though. I mean who can lead with no one to lead?

IT’S WHO I AM.

I was thinking of Jesus today. When he was 12 yrs old and teaching to adults.
I mean yes, he was the son of God so I’m sure what he taught them was effective, but
in another way I was thinking, Who listens to a 12 year old regardless of their position?

It’s interesting to me how Jesus didn’t actually start ministry until he was in his 30’s.

Maybe he had the words at 12 years old. But maybe in his 30’s he had the knowledge and experience
to back up the words spoken.

It’s just something I’m suggesting, but in context, I can see it.

I think the bottom line is words are powerful, but if they are spoken and we miss what is being said. Then we miss our next step.

We miss our direction.

So the next time that you feel like you aren’t quite where you should be think of the words spoken to me,
” It’s Who You Are.”

God will take it from there.

” Take a good look, friends, at who you were when you got called into this life. I don’t see many of “the brightest and the best” among you, not many influential, not many from high-society families. Isn’t it obvious that God deliberately chose men and women that the culture overlooks and exploits and abuses, chose these “nobodies” to expose the hollow pretensions of the “somebodies”? That makes it quite clear that none of you can get by with blowing your own horn before God. Everything that we have—right thinking and right living, a clean slate and a fresh start—comes from God by way of Jesus Christ. That’s why we have the saying, “If you’re going to blow a horn, blow a trumpet for God.”
(1 Corinthians 1:26-31, The Message)

LSOF: Where I’m Found

” I don’t want to go somewhere
If I know that You’re not there
‘Cause I know that me without You is a lie
And I don’t want to walk that road
Be a million miles from home
‘Cause my heart needs to be where You are
So I don’t want to go…” – Avalon

” That I may be found in him…”
(Philipians 3:9)

I was laying down on my bed going through old Youtube videos on my television. It’s like looking back at old photos of my past. My favorites at the time, and what songs, or messages really dug deep into my heart.
I came across Beth Moore and the message, ” God’s Purpose for Your Life.”- Part 3.
And I have heard it before, but this time was a little different, because of what I’m struggling with:

I’m struggling with ME. I’m struggling with putting myself aside and going after what He has for me.

Part of me doesn’t want to lose who I used to be. Because part of me thinks I’m not ready to be that ME.

So as I laid here thinking and listening to the video, and then different music I thought of Philipians 3:8…and that what God has for ME, absolutelty has NOTHING to do with me.

THAT I MAY BE FOUND IN HIM!!!!

At the end of the day, regardless of how successful I feel, or how many mistakes I might have made; regardless of, how many people I dealt with that were difficult, how much traffic I encountered, and what job I did during the day…

IT ALL GOES BACK TO HIM.

I had something interesting happen this week. I have something I’m preparing for, and I bought a book on that particular thing to help me. And I did listen to it here and there. But then I stopped.
WELL, someone sent me something in email to help me, and because of the source of where it came from it really spoke volumes to me when I saw this person sent me a portion of the audiobook in hardcopy form!!!

It was as if God had said, ” I’m giving you the tools, now the question is our you going to utilize them?”

My success is not found in me, My success is found in Christ…it always goes back to Him.

And understand this when I say I really struggle with pushing myself out of the way for God to use me. But I think its just something He knows about me, and is helping me to overcome.

I am going to say something from my own heart to you that may need to hear it like I did:
You are beautiful, You are successful, You are courageous, You are intelligent, You are compassionate…
YOU CAN BE USED.

Just bring the focus back to where you are found….because its the only place you will be.

In Him.

Start something beautiful…self confidence 🙂