We are all walking a different journey and we are all at different points in our journey but the end we are all hoping for is this: Life, Love, Happiness and Healing. For some of us, those things are too far off to even think of, for others they are just within arms reach. In my own journey I believe I have received my healing, I see the love and life that is being poured into me and around me, but sometimes if I let my focus stray, happiness can just pass me by.
I am beginning to learn that although I am not walking this journey alone, everyone I encounter is not necessarily my supporter. I am surrounded by so many people who lift me up remind me of my beauty inside and out, who remind me of the callings that have been placed on my life and and remind me that God is greater than my struggle. But there are also thos who seem to only want to tear me down, whether intentionally or not.
There are those who try to silence my story, there are those who cut me down with comments about my weight,there are others who will forever see me as a failure, and those who are ashamed by my struggle. Though I declare that my darkest days are behind me, they still see me as that broken teenager.
If I didn’t have my faith, hope in a better future and the amazing support system I have found in my church family, my friends and even strangers…I just might believe what others were saying about me. But I know better. I know that I can’t make everyone see how far I have come, because so many of them still do not know the full story.
Thankfully I know that my story does not rely on them. God will continue to work in my life whether they see it or believe it or not. And I believe the best days are still to come. I know there is so much work left to do, so many places He still wants to take me and so many people I have yet to encounter. So I will push on through the negativity, I will continue to trust in God and I will continue to move forward.There are so many around me who have walked with me from the beginning of this journey. Many who have seen me in the valley and are ready to see me on top of the mountain. I believe I have been put through the fire and it is time for me to rise from the ashes.This video and song from Demi Lovato just shoots to my core and I can relate to it in so many ways because we are walking a similar journey.