Finding me in the shadows and finding Jesus there with me.
I have been on a journey over the last 10 years that has lead me straight to Jesus. I thought I was already with Him but during the last 3 years, particularly, I have really been drawn to Him and feel Him closer than ever. This last year has been monumental for many reasons.
Without going into my whole testimony, I have lived in the shadows of others most of my life. I was someone’s child, someone’s sister, someone’s wife, someone’s mother and God has been pulling at me hard to draw “ME” from those shadows. Working on me through some trials and encouraging me through some joys. Challenging me to stretch out of the box that I had kept myself in and showing me who I am. This year has been a year of breakthrough in big ways. There are many pieces to my life, many turns, many heart aches, many joys, many choices, many people and all of those “many”ies were laid out in His plan for me. All to be used to piece together the masterpiece He made and all in His perfect timing. I never gave up seeking Him and His will for me. And in turn……………He never gave up on me.
But from there you will seek the Lord your God and you will find him, if you search after him with all your heart and with all your soul.
So I look forward to 2017 as being a year of Renewal. I am going to stay focused on God, being grateful for all that He continues to show me. My soul is being renewed and opening up to who I am “out of the shadows”. Renewing relationships and renewing who He wants me to be. Hanging on to life with the Renewed awareness of who I am in Him.
Confident, Secure, Authentic, Content, Brave, Capable, Adaptable, Empathetic, Loved
He has done that for me. He pulled me out of the shadows and showed me I am a “Child of God”.
“Thank You Lord” just doesn’t seem like enough but I know You hear my heart. Amen!