This year for me has been an exceptional good year. A year where I experienced God’s hand, as well as His silence. I started this year out a stay-at-home mom. I was blessed enough to look after our daughter Madison. Simply loved each moment of it. I lived my life like one of the Desperate house wifes:-) Had a good routine going as well. Breakfast to the family, clean house, gym, shopping, visiting a friend or helping out at church. Yes, my days has been full.However, I realised, being a housewife is definitely not for me. I started sharing my heart with God, found a hobby I liked (blogging) and wanted to take it further.
However, when I started doing research, I found that the courses out there can be really pricey, and we were not at the means to pay for studies at the time. So I told God, if this is in His plan for me to go study Creative writing, please provide the finances. I also started looking for work in the media sector, completely out of the retail field I was use to. Then our youth had their annual event called One Night Only in April and I was asked to assist at the tuck shop. I believe that my willingness to help opened a door for me supernatually. That night, I met a lady that was a divine appointment to where I’m working today (a story for another time) All I’m saying is that I got a bursary to go study Creative writing through my company. And that is how God provided.
I discovered as I became part of the working world again, that establishing a new routine can be tiring and frustrating. I must admit, I got sidetracked few months, as other things became priority in my life. I’m ashamed to admit, but my kids was becoming too much for me to handle. I no longer depended on God’s help, as I was clearly struggling to keep head above water. Those months, I so much wanted anyone to reach out to me, just to say everything will be alright. But how would they know? I did not reach out to my usual friends. Slowly, but surely I lost focus on God and the plans He showed me.
But God has a way of bringing you back to where He intends you to be. He is in the restoration business and for that reason, I can never let go. He holds my future in His hands. He clearly spoke to me, saying that the plans He has in store for me, is to prosper me and not harm. He’s been faithful and good to me beyond what I deserve. I have accepted forgiveness and that has set me free. My past does not define me. I can walk with my head held high because of who I belong to.
And so, another year has gone. Many good and bad things happened. Sometimes, my choices that I made surprised even me. But I choose to learn from each experience. My encouragement to whoever might be reading, no matter what situation you have fallen into and seem to be drowning the life out of you, God’s hand can and will reach you in your pit. He can restore joy, love and peace. Just look at me…
Till we meet again,