Shhhh... Don’t let it out. You can’t let them know...
The secrets in my head have fallen down to my heart. It’s like liquid poison that is slowly consuming my every thought, every action, every word. I feel trapped by the thoughts of the past as they replay in my mind over and over. Yet, ever so faintly I hear something inside say, “You need to tell someone.”
My mind says, “NO! If you do, no one will like you. Everyone will desert you!” My mind usually wins.
But not today.
I’m tired of feeling weighed down. I’m done feeling like I can’t live life because of my past. I am DONE with thinking that I’m less than, not good enough, an awful person.
My spirit reminds me of the times that He has brought me through. I am reminded of the times when He was there.
I WILL let my story out because I know it’s one of redemption. Although my story might not start well, I know it sure will end well. I will tell of my trials, my tests, and my failures because only through those tests do I have my testimony.
I will tell others of my journey because I know that my God has paid for all my stumbles and all my falls.
I will unlock and open my mouth knowing that opening a door to a prison is the only way to get free.
That joyful word rings in my head as I go on this journey.
Freedom. - It’s the only word that is keeping me going.
I will tell of His goodness that is working in me so I can be... FREE.
Don’t let the words of guilt and shame hang over you. You have a purpose, a destiny, and amazing life that needs to be seen! Come out from under shame. Don’t believe the lies that you have nothing to give... You have more than something to give. You have talents, your personality, your STORY! Your story is so powerful that it helps others through their journey. Don’t be afraid ... share your story!
Cup of Love
Just take a moment and breathe. Breathe in the closeness of Papa God. Let Him fill your lungs with His breath. Relax your body and let the presence of God come in. Let stress and anxiety leave and make room for peace and prosperity to come in.
Sometimes we just need a reminder that God’s grace is enough for today. Don’t try to make every drop of grace last, because there will always be enough. God knows exactly what He has in store for you today, so don’t stress it. Relax and enjoy this cup of love and grace.
There is no mess up too deep for grace. There is no hurt too painful for grace. There is nothing you can change to make yourself worthy of grace. Because we aren’t worthy- it’s a free gift. So take it knowing that there’s nothing you did to earn it, and also there’s nothing you can do to take it away.
You can choose to not accept it, but it will always be there waiting for you. So let your mind be at peace knowing that God’s grace will be enough for you and it will always be there for you. Let’s conquer today, because there is nothing that can stop you!
Our God is a mysterious miracle working God. He has such a great plan for us. The problem comes when we believe He doesn’t have it all planned out.
You might be in the middle of a hard deadline at work or at school, or even be grieving the loss of someone who was special to you and thinking, “Where is God in the middle of this mess?” Let me tell you, He is right there with you.
Trust in His process and His timing. He will use the storms that the enemy has placed in your path for good and they teach us to trust Him even more than we already do. Satan wants to sabatoge your life and everything you do. He is afraid of you reaching your amazing God-given purose and your full potential. You are more powerful than him and he knows it.
How you react to these storms will shape you and define who you are.
They will teach you all that’s in your heart good and bad. Satan will expose your mess and make it look extremely ugly the pride, shame, guilt, control; you name it. God always want to heal your heart of this mess. You just have to let Him in.
Next time Satan throws lies at you, don’t ask, “Why me? What did I do to deserve this?” Instead ask God, “Where are you right now Papa? What do you think about this situation? What’s the truth?”
He will show you the amazing plan he has for you.
Looking Past the Mountains
Whether we realize it or not, we are always thinking about the future. Either about what to do tomorrow, or plans for the next five years. But what kind of thoughts do we have about the future? Thoughts from the enemy or revelation from God?
God is always talking to us about our future. ‘There is good right around the corner’ and ‘Don’t worry, the best is yet to come’. This painting brings feelings of hope, peace, and excitement for the future. I know that once I reach past those mountains, I will see what I have always dreamed to see. But getting there isn’t going to be easy.
There will be dark days on the road, but not too dark because my Dad is with me. Some days will be long, but not lonely because my Dad will always be there to encourage me and keep me company. And when the day comes and I face the dogs of doom, I can look right into the eyes of my Heavenly Father and know that these dogs aren’t as terrifying as they look.
As I endure the journey and stay in the presence of the one who is always with me, I will reach those mountains and stand in awe of all I have fought for, all the while rejoicing in the strengthened relationship with my God.
And so it’s the same for you- day by day walk the journey with your Heavenly Father, and one day, it will be you looking past those mountains, straight at those things who have only hoped for in your wildest dreams.