The truth is..I can’t even put a title to this post because my emotions are everywhere right now. I am brimming with JOY. I am GRATEFUL beyond measure. I am Filled with HOPE. I am at the edge of tears in adoration. I am abudantly blessed. The Word of the Lord never fails.
Jeremiah 29: 11 For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans to prosper you not to harm you, to give you HOPE, and a future.
This is MY life verse. Because sometimes, the storms rage so hard that I forget that I am here for something greater and that my life is not only meant for struggles. Sometimes I get lost in the day to day life that I forget that God has so much more for me than I could ever see. I am not insignificant in His eyes, I am worth something to Him. I am worth enough that He has plans for me…wonderfully amazing plans for my life.
This week I was reminded of just how true that Word is in my life. I am seeing dreams come true… that I could have never even imagined. This week I found out that I was accepted into the school of my dreams.
I am officially a GRADUATE student at Liberty University and I am pursuing my MASTERS in Professional Counseling.
To some, even the thought of going to graduate school is taken for granted. But, I take nothing for granted. I count myself blessed to be walking into this next part of my story.
I spent so many years, as that broken girl hanging on to the hurts of the world, when all God wanted to do was heal me so that I could help others. People who know my story, would think that because of who I was… I would never amount to anything in life. Back then, and even just a short year ago I believed that.
I had all but given up on my dreams, dreams of helping people, of making a difference, and giving hope. I began believing that would never be possible. But, God kept whispering to me, reminding me of what He has called me for.
I would not be here today, telling the story of my life the way I am…had it not been for Jesus in my life. I would still be that broken girl, I would still be scared to chase after my dreams, and I would scared to pick myself up and begin again.
But Praise be to God. Because I am NOT afraid. Where HE leads me I will Go. I will follow the path that He has bound my feet to. I will venture into the unknown with Him, because I trust Him. The Lord has healed me from my afflictions, He has set me free from the chains. And I give my life to Him.
I Give Him the Glory, The Honor, and The Praise. Because He is worthy.