We all make mistakes, but those mistakes do not prevent us from serving in God’s Kingdom. You can use the struggles that you have faced to help you grow stronger and move forward as you fulfill God’s purpose for you.
Owning your bad chapters is the first step in writing new chapters where the hero triumphs. Own your past, your mistakes, your insecurities, and even your questions about your life and where you are going, and then people can’t use these things against you. . . . It’s a common thing for people from your past to do—to make who you were who you are. You have to understand that these people don’t know you; they knew you. I refuse to let people make me feel insecure about my growth because of my past. And you have to do the same.
And here’s the other important thing to remember about owning your struggles: everybody struggles. There isn’t a single person out there who doesn’t have things in their life they wished had turned out differently, or events that went badly, or traits that have created problems for them. I will go so far as to say that there are very few people walking around who don’t have at least one thing happening in their lives right now that they wish they could change. Some of these people may be way better at hiding it than others, but they’re all carrying around something. The fact that you’re dealing with some stuff doesn’t make you an exception; it makes you part of the overwhelming majority. . . .
Remember that even if you’re currently in the middle of some of your worst circumstances ever, this is not your final destination, and between these tough times and better days, you are growing. Now, consider this: plants don’t grow without rain. Yeah, storms suck, but those downpours in your life are a necessary part of your growing. The rain is going to end, and when the sun comes back out, you’re going to have more of what you need to get bigger and better.
I got flowers today. It wasn’t my birthday or any other special day. We had our first argument last night. He said a lot of cruel things that really hurt me. I know he was sorry and didn’t mean the things he said. Because I got flowers today.
I got flowers today. It wasn’t our anniversary or any other special day. Last night, he threw me into a wall and started to choke me. It seemed like a nightmare. I couldn’t believe it was real. I woke up this morning sore and bruised all over. I know he must be sorry Because he sent me flowers today.
I got flowers today. It wasn’t Mother’s Day or any other special day. Last night, he beat me up again. And it was much worse than all other times. If I leave him, what will I do? How will I take care of my kids? What about money? I’ m afraid of him and scared to leave. But I know he must be sorry Because he sent me flowers today.
I got flowers today. Today was a very special day. It was the day of my funeral. Last night he finally killed me. He beat me to death.
If only I had gathered enough courage and strength to leave him, I would not have gotten flowers today.
This poem is dedicated to all the victims and survivors of Domestic Violence.
It doesn’t matter how much a man says he can do/handle things on his own, the naked truth is… Men were not built for pain or stress. They lose it if they can’t provide. They erupt like a volcano when the pressures of life hit them. This is where his woman comes in. She gives him that peace of mind, she reminds him that things don’t make him strong, his will power, confidence, and determination does. Most importantly, God 🙏🏾
A good woman knows how to make a chaotic situation bearable for her King. That’s her job. 😍❤️ she holds you down make her happy, now that’s your job 😊
I am no pawn, I’m no placeholder, I am worth more than you know. I will not be used for anyone’s selfish gain. I am worth more than you know. I will not lay back and fall prey to the predators, I am worth more than you know. I will arise and speak out without fear. I am worth more than you know. I will not stay broken or be ashamed of who God created me to be. I am worth more than you know. I am His! I am strong! I am worth more than you know.
Who am I you may well ask I really wish I knew If I am not myself at all Then maybe I am you To discover who I really am Is really quite a task Maybe I am someone else Who wears a funny mask I strive so hard to know myself To discover the “real me” My thoughts and feelings all confused Yet still I cannot see What makes me tick? What makes me feel? So very special and unique My purpose in this glorious world Is what I truly seek I wish I could be creative, self confident and smart Not quiet, shy and insecure Emotional at heart I wish I had the confidence to say what I really feel Instead of fearing criticism Uttering words that seem unreal Why at times do I feel so alone And just yearn for a friendly face While at others I just long to be In some far off distant place With no one else to bother me And disturb my rambling thoughts, Until my conscience brings me back To do the things I ought And so I continue on my way On this journey they call life I try to do the best I can Though at times the goings tough I’ll do my part to refine the world And make it a better place By being “me” to my capacity With each trial I have to face.
”God’s got you!” How often have you heard those words and questioned it because of a current occurrence in your life? ”Don’t worry.” they say. How do you not worry when all you can feel is the pressure of the world on your shoulders? Whether it be the bills, illness, or yes even rejection it somehow feels the same because in all these you sometimes have no control.
I’m a planner, and usually, if things don’t work out as planned I sometimes fall apart. Hey! I never said I was perfect lol! God is still working on me and trust me when I say He has His job cut out for Him. But I’m humbled.
I’m reminded of a well-known verse ”For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” declares the LORD.” Isaiah 55:8 AMP one of my favorites too. I keep this verse in my memory bank because if I don’t my mind would erupt, literally. I’m also reminded of Gethsemane. I’m sure Jeshua felt the pressure, He also knew what was coming. Can you blame Him? I would have probably bailed on the purpose but He didn’t. Instead, He said ”Not my will but yours Father.” How awesome is He? 🙌🏾
My point is, it’s never an easy feeling giving up your control. Never easy trusting that it will all be ok when you have no idea what’s ahead. Hey, that’s why you need a little dose of faith every day. You have to know that He’s got you no matter what and before there was a problem, God had a solution. Let me end this by saying, trust your God, He’s got you ❤️
“It was good that I had to suffer (endure rejection) in order to learn your laws.” Psalm 119:71, GWT Last week, I shared with you all how feelings of rejection left my emotions unkempt. For several days and maybe even weeks I walked around my home feeling like a zombie. I was able to function […]
Enjoy every single moment. The good, the bad, the beautiful, the ugly, the inspiring, the not-so-glamorous moments. Thank God through it all 🙏🏾
Nothing happens without Him knowing and nothing surprises Him. He is all-knowing. Am I to believe that all my downfalls were meant to harm me and He sets out to break the unique being He created? That’s not what my favorite verse says
“For I know the plans and thoughts that I have for you,’ says the LORD, ‘plans for peace and well-being and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11 AMP
Writing is therapeutic ~ for years I felt unwanted and unappealing and somehow got it in my head that I could change that if I just, changed things up a bit. I was married! Not very long after I learned that I was wrong. Then the devil convinced me that having someone in my life who profess to love me would make me feel admirable. Lies!
Nothing is worst than loving someone and not having those feelings reciprocated. You’re not tall enough. You’re not petite enough. Your skin is too dark. You’re just not good enough. Society and its expectations. It’s even worse when coming from people you care about. Through it all God taught me, especially this year that people are vain and there is nothing I can do about it. He told me I am His and to Him, I am worth every drop of blood that was shed almost 2000 years ago.
Rejection is a spirit and with it the spirit of depression and oppression tags along. Spirits that had me bound for years and every now and then it raises it’s big ugly head. I am beautiful, I am worth it, I am loved and I know that someday, someone out there will see past my flaws and love me and more. Today, I chose to abide under His wings always and trust that His love is all I need. His approval, His validation, and His promotion.
Now, it doesn’t matter if I’m not good enough, pretty enough, or even petite enough for you. It’s no longer my problem but yours. I AM ENOUGH! I will not seek validation from people or society. I am beautiful, loved, and wished for.
I feel like someone needs to see this maybe because of a current situation you’re facing. A friend of mine prompted this, after an intense conversation. Don’t give anyone that power, be who you are, and love who you are. You’re beautiful inside out and you know it. Looks fade and when it’s gone they will be stuck with the ghastly person they choose, while you remain pure and true.