My past does not label me or define me. I am a survivor. I walked through the heat of the flame through the red zone and survived with Jesus by my side. I persevered.
I went through years of my life coexisting. I never really felt like I existed. I was a shadow with no physical body that had no purpose. Everything in my life was shattered. But I know now that through the grace of God he made me exist. He lovingly picked up all the broken pieces and put them all back together again. I was that displaced scattered puzzle. When the world wanted to chew me up and spit me out of its mouth. God said I have you and I will never let you go. I have a plan for your life. God caught each and every one of my tears and took all of my fears. And he filled my heart with love and forgiveness. When life broke me and I was hanging from a rope and then a string to a thread. God reached out his hands. When you’re caught in the hands of God he places you high upon a rock where the other things in life don’t matter. The only thing that matters is that you are who God says you are. I know with God I have wings to fly! I can reach heights that I’ve never reached before. I can feel the calmness of the gentle wind that sweeps across my cheeks. I can enjoy the simple things in life. I’ve learned to live laugh and love very deeply. I’ve learned not to take things in life for granted. But to thank God with a gracious heart for all the things that he has done for me, and all that he continues to do for me. I am who God says I am! I am his daughter. And I can cry out to my Abba Father, at any time, and I know that he will listen. And when I find no comfort in the world, he will wrap his wings around me and shield me. This is my comfort zone wrapped in the wings of my father. This is when he reshapes me and molds me to be the daughter that he wants me to be. And sometimes I hear him whisper and say. I’m so proud of my faithful daughter.
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.