I took this photo going into my counsellors office last year.
I felt hopeless and desperately wanted to give up and call it quits. I thought things would never change. Settling felt easier.
Then I walked in and settled on the couch.
In her own words, She said something like this- and friend, it changed everything…
Courage isn’t found in comfort, strength isn’t build in easy places. Both are cultivated in messy, hard soil, which if you persevere, become holy ground: anointed and set apart with purpose and great intent.
They lead us to transformation.
Don’t give up.
Don’t short change yourself because it feels easier.
New life is waiting on the other side.
I decided right then and there, that whatever had come to me, had to go through God.
And therefor, it came FOR GOOD.
And I don’t say that lightly- I say that from the most suckered punched part of my heart-made-whole.
What the enemy meant for evil, God used for good: to bring a newness of life and transformation, I never could have imagined– or seen then! It would take months, until I caught a glimpse.
But for the time being, her words were a gift of hope – what I needed to carry on and push through to the other side.
Today, they’re my gift to you.
Carry on, Warrior.