Writing from the heart is hard. Being vulnerable is hard. Being honest about your most inner being is hard. Being brave is hard. Yet doing these things make life so much easier. Brings so much peace in your world. Stops loneliness and depression. Opens up a part of you that has been held captive.
I’m going to do that right now with you.
Life for me has not been easy. In some ways, still isn’t. There have been traumas that have over shadowed my value. There has been pain caused by others that has covered me in shame and guilt. There has been rejection and betrayal. There has been poor choices on my part and at times still are. But what I’ve come to realize is that even though those things are part of my middle, the end has already been determined. Jesus was the beginning that determined my end.
Revelation 21:3 (ESV) And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God.
Revelation 22:4-5 (ESV) They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. And night will be no more. They will need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they will reign forever and ever.
I had to come to a place in my heart where regardless of all the external circumstances around me, the internal trusted in my end while I lived in the middle. To trust that if I live in the middle as He would want me to live then the plan He has for me in the end will be with Him. I do not carry shame & guilt of the past around any longer. I do not fear the future. I trust in His word and I will reign with Him forever and ever.
I am walking a path that He has had me on for some time now. Excited to see where He is leading me. Does the devil want to rip that out of my soul? Yes he does! But I won’t let him because Jesus has great plans.
How are you living in the middle?
If you don’t know how to move forward out of your own set of traumas. If you feel stuck and unsure what God has planned for you. If you’re ready to explore a new brighter horizon. Join me and let’s walk that path together. You can contact me on the link at rhondagouldonline.com.
You may be in the middle and He is asking you to make the most of it for Him!
Thank you Lord for always always always walking me through it. Amen!