No Longer That Girl

I am no longer the girl I was before. I take a good look at who I have become and I am certain that I could not have done it without You. You alone have stuck by my side. Those moments I found myself on the floor crying out to You to come to my rescue; You were already there. I look back, not to reflect on the bad things, but to see how far You have brought me. Day by day I see myself walking out of the shell; stepping out of my comfort zones. I am not a scared little girl anymore with insecurities. I am now a woman with identity and confidence; a woman with purpose. Only You have seen all it’s taken for me to be who I am today, where I am today. No one but You deserves the glory, the honor. Your love for me is never ending; for that I am forever grateful. You took a broken girl and transformed her into a courageous woman, fearless of what’s to come. You have strengthened her and transformed her into a woman with purpose, a warrior. I can only thank You. -Heart of Grace ❤

Waking Up This Morning

I woke up this morning feeling so encouraged. I woke up with a specific song in my heart, and of course I can’t remember what it was. It was a worship song. I woke up feeling refreshed, especially after the week I had last week.

Since the year started, it seems like we have been under emotional attack. Things have not started the way I expected them to… but yesterday I finally understood why. There have been things keeping us from blessings, from doing what we are supposed to be doing.

Discouragement has tried to come in, but it was quickly casted out from our minds and hearts. Everything we have recently gone through has strengthen us, and is helping us with things like this. I feel stronger today. I feel like I am where I am supposed to be, in every aspect.

I Am Not The Same

In my time with my Heavenly Father, I was reminded of how far He has brought me. I was able to look back on my life and see the big transformation. From the broken and timid little girl, to a strong and confident woman. I have become a warrior. A woman who isn’t backing down from anything.

For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love & self-discipline.
2 Timothy 1:7

I have been through a lot and have seen a lot to not back down from anything, now. God has proven is realness to me, time and time again. Trusting God while I jump into what He’s calling me to has been one of the biggest challenges, but the most rewarding things I have done. I have learned to trust Him in EVERYTHING. The most recent one has been my finances. We have been tested, my faith has been stretching… it’s been costing me to remain faithful. But I have been. I have been giving, when my flesh wants me to harbor it as long as I can. I have sown into people He’s placed in our hearts, when my mind screams, “YOU NEED THE MONEY!” I have jumped into God’s promises, believing that He will fulfill them.

God is true in what He says. Yesterday we received an unexpected blessing. It’s what we were needing and it was the exact amount that we had blessed someone with. It came when we least expected it. God is never late.

Jumping Into God’s Truth

“Jumping in with everything you have, only leads to even more.”-Stephanie

I have been afraid. I have tried to figure things out on my own. I have held on to what I thought I wouldn’t see again. That’s where faith is manifested and put to work in our lives.

Trusting God in everything, not only finances, but literally your entire life, opens doors you never thought could be opened. When we think there is no way, God makes a way for the things we need to come to us. Most of the time it’s from the people we least expected. It’s in a way we never imagined.

God is a creative God. Does what He wants, when He wants, and how He wants… all so that we can see how true and real He is. 

“When you think you can’t give a bit more, do it anyway. When everything in you wants to hold on to what you’re being asked to let go of, let it go. Because what we are being asked to let go of, God wants to replace with something so much greater. All you have to do is jump in and trust Him.”-Stephanie

So, if you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give good gifts to those who ask him.-Matthew 7:11

 

Believe That He Has More For You

 

This will always be one of my favorite pictures.

Like I say all the time: “God is good, always.” ❤

 

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