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I’ve been given up on. I’ve been abused and neglected. I’ve seen things I would never wish on anyone and have used my circumstances as an excuse to be bitter and downright mean. I’ve made mistakes and said horrible things I wish I could take back and I’ve hurt people who don’t deserve it.
I’ve seen God change my heart and my mindset. He’s taken the pain I’ve experienced as well as the things I have done and used it for His good. Through the years He has turned that pain and bitterness into passion: Passion to show others to the healer of our soul. God can take our deepest pain -you know, the stuff that you hide from everyone- and slowly, make it not hurt so bad.
I’ve healed a lot in the few years that I’ve been saved and I’ve seen God perform miracles. He’s given me new names that have redefined who I am. I’m no longer unwanted but a daughter to two amazing people as well as a daughter to the King of Kings. I am no longer unworthy, but instead a wife to a wonderful man. Soon God may even add the title “mom.” Life is full of many new beginnings and I’ve learned to embrace them fully. I do that by remembering this one powerful truth:
Through it all I have learned that I am not defined by what I have done or how the world sees me.
Every trial and mistake is a testimony that leaves a path towards a new beginning. Out of the seven billion people on earth, God has people that can benefit from our mess ups and trials. Our testimonies always serve a purpose. 🙂
Shared by: Lovelle Gerth- Myers