As I look back at my life and where God has brought me, I am overwhelmed with thankfulness. I feel like I’m on top of a mountain. After a long hard climb, I am finally here in my promised land, and I’m reaping the harvest of my endurance.
Six years ago I was isolated and alone. I had no one. All I knew was working full time in high school and college. I was a broken and scared girl because of 17 years of experiencing every type of abuse.
I tried so hard to control my surroundings because I refused to be hurt again, but I was never in control. Fear consumed and controlled me. God found me homeless at the age of 17. He gave me endurance I didn’t know I had.
He gave me hope in the midst of a hopeless situation. For years, I held on to His words: the best is yet to come. I didn’t know exactly what that meant, but I believed it with my whole heart even though my situation looked quite the opposite.
Obtaining my high school degree seemed like a dream that was far away and nearly impossible. I did it and got thrown into a community college. I continued on and pushed myself forward, looking toward the finish line, uncertain of my future.
Now, six years later the Lord has done the impossible. I got adopted at the age of 21, so now I have parents and a huge support system cheering me on. I’ve been married to an amazing Godly man for almost two years, and this past May I completed one of the hardest things I’ve ever done in my life. I graduated with my Bachelors Degree.
I’ve come so far in the six years I’ve been saved. I’ve learned to trust. I’ve gained a whole new family. I am stable and out of poverty. I’m learning what living for God really looks like by watching the example of my amazing in-laws and new family.
I am thankful that the Lord took a broken girl and did the impossible. He saw something in me that I didn’t know I had. He never stopped pursued me and He constantly reminded me that His ways are no limit to my circumstances.
He gave me healing.
He gave me parents.
He gave me an amazing husband.
He gave me my first home.
He gave me a job where I can use my horrible past for Him.
He showed me that I AM worthy.
You want to know the best part? This isn’t the end. I’ve got even bigger dreams that God has formed in this huge heart of mine and a faith that believes they will come to pass.