Like anything else I’ve ever started let’s just say I’m a little nervous about how this will go. I have high hopes and on the other hand I have fears about what will happen if I slip up. Something that God keeps instilling in me is a vision of myself walking forward, straight path, one foot in front of the other, each day getting closer to my destination. So here I am, taking a step.
First things first, I’ll start by saying that I’m not perfect. In fact, I will proclaim it. I’m going into this authentically and I’m not doing this to paint a happy picture of my life but to be open and honest about what God has done (and is doing) on my journey. I can tell you that I am a blog reader and a book lover, reading is my thing! Without seeming too goodie two-shoes I’ll go ahead and mention that my favorite book is the Bible (I can’t get enough). I truly think that one of the best things about the Word is that it is honest. The Bible is truth.
That being said I feel it is imperative to stick to writing my truth and my hope is that it speaks into your life. I have found that the truth inspires and it motivates. More often than not my posts will be about my learning experiences just because my life is chock-full of them.
Now, I suppose I should tell you a little about myself. I’m a 37 year-old mother of two teenagers, one of which is 18 and the other is about to be 16. I have been married for 17 years and if you do the math you will see there was a oops moment there that I will be opening up about in the near future. My husband Anthony and I met when I was just 16 years-old and we have been together ever since. That totals 21 years of bliss…
…well, not always bliss
but I will be going into that as well.
There is something else you should know, I was saved at the tender age of 16. Do I think that it was a coincidence that I met my husband a few short months later? Not a chance. I believe it was divine appointment. I still get the chills just thinking back and remembering all the ways that God made His self evident in my life. Of course, being the human that I am I muddied the waters with sin and compromise but God took care of that too.
One of my fears about starting this blog/ministry was me thinking that my past was so messy that someone like me couldn’t be used. The bible may be my favorite book but I’m horrible at memorizing scripture. My walk with Christ hasn’t been a pristine one. I didn’t grow up in the church and I’ve wandered back to the world a time or two. To be honest I’m not qualified. But then I came across this scripture…
So there it is. Qualification from God. I’m on assignment from the Almighty and who can argue with that? Certainly not I. I know that I’m not the only one who feels unqualified at times. As a matter of fact, I believe the enemy uses this very tactic to keep us from doing what God has called us to do. With that being said, I’m happy you are here, I’m happy you will take this journey with me, and I’m excited at the prospect of making new like-minded friends.