Remember: God truly has a plan for you!
I remember when I had a problem with this scripture. I thought yeah right I was harmed because all these bad and unmentionable things happen to me. I can admit I struggled with this.
It wasn’t until I went to a retreat for incest survivors so I could intentionally put in the work to heal from this past trauma and pain that I no longer wanted to feel or experience.
One of the workshops that got my attention was a spirituality workshop and remember we were prompted to dwell and write about this question: “In a perfect world my higher power would tell me that I am…..”
Well, I clearly remember having a problem with this question for many reasons. One it was allowing me to admit that my world wasn’t perfect. And that my higher power didn’t think highly of me. (I know no one is perfect but in God’s eyes we are because we are perfectly and wonderfully made)
I remember writing down Jer 29:11 and truly breaking this down that no I have not been harmed and yes God does have a plan for me to give me hope and a future.
And because of this, According to this i am already living in a perfect world God has destined for me. He is protecting me, guiding me and allowing me to prosper.
I remember we all had to share what we thought what we thought our life would look like if we were in a perfect world. And, everyone that answered gave a statement of already being defeated without an ounce of hope.
That day another spark ignited in me to refuse to think otherwise and to allow my circumstances to continue to dictate my outcome. I believed and claimed in that moment that my life was full hope, desires, dreams and prosperity that my higher power promised me. I had a fearless moment and used my voice in a might, bold and powerful way.
I remember there was an immediate shift in the atmosphere that was full of hope and light. Many in that room that day had a different perspective on how they choice to see their life. I remember one of the girls told me afterwards that normally she tunes people out and didn’t hear what anyone else had to say. But for some reason she heard me. And, she heard me in a way that she never heard anyone before.
Now remember, this was years ago before everything you see now and what is yet to come. Just know it was a process, it was a choice, and it was a belief that I could, I can and I will do all things though Him that strengthens me!
I share this with you because there may be times when you don’t see the light of day or may be frustrated with some areas of your life. Just know it’s all part of God’s plan as promised in hi word all we have to do is just Trust the Process!