There have been several points of my life that made me want to give up. I felt I had no purpose – no purpose, no point in living.
When I started my blog, I thought of it as a personal journal that I could share with the world. I started sharing some of my experiences and was proud of what I started, then life got in the way. My life took an awful turn and I struggled with depression. The storms and trials in my life made me seek God in a way I had never done before. I am still learning patience and to quiet myself in this journey.
I still struggle with depression, but I use the blog as a way to share my story. It was intimidating being vulnerable with strangers. I know my pain, trials, and struggles have not been in vain. The experiences that I’ve had shaped me to be the person I am today – not bitter, but grateful to be living and sharing to help someone else. I was trying my best not to make everything I did based on my Christian experience, but Christ prevails. Even in a Facebook group I manage (Black Moms who Bond), I share inspiration based on scripture and God’s wisdom. I am not ashamed and will continue to boldly share what God has done for me.
I’ll leave with my favorite scripture – Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
I know my life is in the Lord’s hands and my story isn’t over – it’s being written, reimagined.
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