Discovery and Healing . . .
Tenacious faith is unwavering and brings about things we cannot see. We do not always receive healing in the way we want it or on our timetable. For some, healing comes when He takes us home. For some, like me, it takes a journey and for others it is instantly. We cannot and will not always understand God’s ways of doing. However, we must continue to believe; we must continue to discover and trust His plan and His way of doing is higher than our own.What did I discover during my journey to healing? (to read more on healing testament read days 18,19,20)
The journey of discovery God took me on revealed to me that I was more than a person filled with gifts and talents that He could use for His glory. I discovered that the world is hungry for an acceptance, a love that does not judge. I discovered that even though a physical gift came to a halt for a time that He could still use my voice and my pen. He could still use His driving force of love to bring others to Him. I discovered that my gifts and talents are not my identity. That even my calling, my purpose in this life is not my identity.
One’s identity reveals itself in knowing who they are apart from their gifts, talents, calling, etc. It begins with a one on one connection with the Creator, the giver of life. It continues when one learns to accept their self just the way they are.
God’s word says He want us and takes us just the way we are – the good, the bad, the beautiful, and the ugly – the sin, the un-forgiveness, the shame – – – just the way we are.
Once we grasp that no matter what we have done, where we have been, or what we are in middle of right now . . . this moment . . . . Christ takes us just like this and loves us as we are. When this revelation is deposited into our hearts we can understand and know we are lovable, we are of great worth, we are approved by the one who created us who breathed into our being.
This is the start of knowing who we are, loving and accepting ourselves, and knowing that even if all is stripped away that we are still valuable to Him and to others.
Ask yourself this – Who would you be if you could not create, use your gifts/talents, walk in your calling?
You would still be the person you were created to be – a person with the ability to love, with the ability to give, and with the ability to make a difference.
The place I am in with Him is a place that I treasure and hold higher than what any person can give me or allow me to become. His heart for me directs my steps to conquer all the obstacles that come my way.
Even though the healing came then, didn’t mean that I would not be faced with another battle. For now, I am walking one out and God is using His word, doctors, family, and friends to guide me. This next miracle that He brings my way will be better than the last. I continue to discover Him and myself – a discovery that is forever – until I meet Him face to face.
The discovery of our faith, our strength can be found within the midst of every situation if we begin to ponder upon the truths of His word, His promise, and not allow the vast wall of emotions and fear to overtake us.
Remember that a time of grieving, coming to terms with your situation is needed – you can not overlook what has happened or what is happening. Otherwise you be unable to move forward. Once you have come face to face with the present state of where you are then you can . . .
- Start turning your mourning into dancing, whether you ‘feel’ like it or not.
- Start plucking up the negatives and planting some positives.
- Start killing thoughts of destruction and birthing thoughts of healing.
- Start turning your weeping into laughter.
- Start looking in the mirror, looking at who you really are and begin loving yourself.
- Start loving others during your moments of pain.
- Take time to embrace others that will be apart of your healing.
LIVE TODAY! and . . .
Keep smilin’ ~ Jenn
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