Forgiveness is your freedom.
In my opinion, forgiveness is one of the hardest concepts to grasp during a wound; however, I have discovered that forgiveness is essential to be free. I have learned that we have the misconception of what it means to forgive someone. Christ has taught me that to forgive an offender is a necessary step towards finding freedom during our hurt. Forgiveness is not for the offender but for me.
Mind Games: The enemy’s tool to destroy you.
Our thoughts are powerful. They can influence and set the tone on any given day from the minute you rise in the morning. Negative thoughts are destructive and a tool the enemy uses to distract an individual. Without God’s insight regarding our thought patterns, we can easily spiral down a path of destruction.
Distorted Images: Looking beyond the mirror.
In my own discovery, I have concluded that I was born with a healthy image as God intended from the beginning. As a young girl, I dreamed of someday becoming a wife and a mother. I had no struggles in my ability to attain those dreams. However, life’s uncertainties and disappointments can distort this image. Through my experience, God has aligned me again to believe in the one He created and to progress forward with a healthy image.
Your past is your story; your future is HIS story.
Every past comes with a cost. Our past can truly identify us if we are not careful. God’s intention is never for us to live in our past but to learn from our past. The lessons learned from our past have a great purpose. God can teach us from our past by identifying the mistakes made in it. The beautiful story about our past is that it no longer identifies us but instead gives us a greater purpose. Our past sets others free. Recognizing that truth, acknowledges God’s hand in your past, your present, and in your future. Your past is part of His story.
Heart to heart conversations
The heart is a complex and intricate organ in our body. It has the potential to end a life or to give life. Through my experience I discovered that my heart is a special organ that sustains life. The life I have been given through the saving of my Savior; Jesus Christ is indescribable. To think that God graciously gave his own Son for my sake is astounding. Every Christian carries the power of the Holy Spirit in our heart to share with the world. When a heart beats according to the saving grace of God, it is then that one recognizes a greater purpose in this life.