A hard thing happened to me this weekend. It was one of the most challenging tests I have had to date. I felt inadequate, and feelings of failure were also present. I understand that life will have challenging moments. I have had a few, and I have experience loss, and I still to date deal with self-esteem issues and insecurities. I doubt my abilities and would like to be appreciated from time to time. In other words, I am fully human. I firmly believe that my purpose is to encourage and uplift others, even when I feel like I could use a bit of encouragement myself. I did do one fantastic thing yesterday. I reached out to someone and did the one thing that I could not do for myself when they prayed for me. When she prayed, I felt the fog begin to lift, and I was so grateful. As the day continued, her prayer would be needed more than ever. I would face a challenge that I did not see coming. And I believe that the strength of that prayer helped me to remember to focus on God. When our life has dark moments, or we are faced with new challenges. The fog of life can be overwhelming even to believers. We tend to take our focus off God. And we focus on what we can see. I am proud to say that I followed my advice, and I reached out to one of the amazing women God placed in my life like James 5:16 “Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.” I am so thankful that God took me through space where I no longer carry the burdens of my pain alone. Not only do I share them, but I also share them with God.
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