What is your story?

I’m struggling this morning. I woke up in a lousy mood; instead of trying to overcome it, I embraced it. I didn’t want to get up, journal, or work out. Honestly, I didn’t even want to be around myself.

However, I am committed to my goals and dreams, so I went to the gym anyway. I wanted to be like a toddler throwing a horrible tantrum. I wanted to stomp, lay on the floor, scream and kick and refuse to do it today. 

Resisting it all made it even harder. A few minutes into my run, God gave me a thought that turned it all around for me. It was so powerful, and I want to share it with you. 

What would your story say if someone recorded it for future generations?

As I ran, I really thought about it. Do I want to be a victim of my story or an overcomer? Do I want to walk around in a bad mood, waste my time, procrastinate, and follow the enemy? Or do I want to show up daily as the best version of myself, follow the Lord, and let Him make me look good? 

In the down moments, I remember why I do it. 

I once lay in bed with tremendous pain and very little hope and begged God to help me. I know the power of our story. 

When I was a little girl, I begged God to give me an incredible, inspiring story to tell others when asked what happened to my hands. Oh, what a story He has given me. 

Sitting in silence with my Lord, I am incredibly grateful for every blessing. I’m so thankful I have such a powerful story that the enemy fights day and night to try to shut me up. I’m grateful to have had so many unforgettable moments with my Lord. 

I’ve allowed the enemy to make me small for the last few years, and I’ve not pursued my career like my heart truly desires. But God is opening doors for me. And I will not let the enemy stand in my way. 

I desired to be like David as he approached Goliath. I want to know that the Lord is with me and He will use what little I have to make a significant impact. All the giants can’t stop, my Lord. Therefore, I want to keep my eyes on my Lord and trust Him to use me and make an incredible way for me. 

When I become afraid, I want to run to my Lord instead of away from Him. I want to be a mighty vessel for my Lord to use as He sees fit. And when it feels so incredibly tough, I want to remember it is the enemy trying to stop me. But God will help me to defeat him.

Jeremiah 29:11 KJV

11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

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Have a beautiful day!

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