“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may prove what is that good & acceptable, and perfect, will of God”
2012 was the most challenging year I have ever experienced. This was the year that changed my life forever. I never thought that death, divorce and foreclosure would bring about the birth of a New Me.
And once again my Sister in Christ Lauryn Hill was able to offer comfort through her song “I Gotta Find Peace of Mind”! This is the song when she cried during her performance on MTV. Until you experience the touch of God you will never understand her tears…I feel you sis!
“…You are my peace of mind, that old me is left behind…” LH
This was the beginning of my healing…
At this point in my life I was still suffering from my issues which also included a hardened heart. So what did God do? He started with the lesson of Real Love.
He started by connecting me with the right people & placing them in my path. I met my now loving & supportive husband and I also started a mentor-ship with a pastor. #newjourney
“But my God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus”
Not only was I living with a hardened heart, I was harboring unresolved issues & overflowing with inside pain. However my God had a plan for that…
My Mentor was also a Counselor, so in addition to the nearly two years of one-on-one bible study, he was able to help me work through my issues. #doublebonus.
The wounds of my childhood taught me self-sabotaging behavior, therefore real love was foreign to me. So when I felt a sign of affection I would reach into my box of lies for protection and run.
Going through this transition I learned how to recognize, give & receive love. Thank you Jesus for loving me, so that I may learn to love You, Me & Others!
“…To finally be in love & know the real meaning of a lasting relationship…” LH
God had a plan for me, so I couldn’t run forever. He positioned my current husband in my life, so needless to say he wasn’t going anywhere, despite my sabotaging efforts! #helloreallove
1 John 4:8
“Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love”
God created me with a big heart for His glory, but as long as I was running I was of no use for His Kingdom! So in order for me to serve my purpose He had to introduce me to Real Love.
Real love so that I can be at peace with my past. Real love so that I may be capable of having healthy relationships. Real love so that I may be transparent and share my story with you. #glorybetoGod
I encourage you to do an inventory of your “boxes” and see what’s holding you back. Exchange that hurt for Real Love & renew your mind with His Word so that you may go from Past to Purpose & flourish into that beautiful butterfly that you were created to be!
Praying for you, love you & God bless!