I feel so vain making this post about me since my gift is to encourage and be there for the ones I love. Rarely, do I like to talk about myself. :/
Today, I felt led to make a post. It is my 31st birthday today and the year is almost coming to a end. I love how my birthday is at the end of the year because I can close it out with a BANG! Ha!
I’m very grateful for this year because I get to do what I love most and that is to encourage my beloved readers. I get to speak into your life and share my pain, hurts, trials and past experience with you. In doing so, I get to hear powerful testimonies and how my posts have brought you through some of the most trying times. Life and death is in the power of the tongue (words). What a blessing!
Blessings aren’t always about material things. True blessing is what we can do for others. In return, we get fulfillment and love that no money, power nor fame could ever get us.
I’m also very grateful to see how far the Lord has brought me. I know… I’ve said it over and over and over again in many of the blog posts. It amazes me, that’s all. My last testimony touched so many people. I’m happy that it did. I don’t share my past experiences for pity. I share them to encourage those who are struggling with their faith to keep pressing on.
I’m now married for 8 years (Anniversary: December 28th), I have a daughter and a wonderful godly husband. Such a blessing, however, it wasn’t always so easy. I don’t want to give off this notion that my life has always been perfect. Nope! In the beginning, marriage life was also tough, very tough financially, spiritually, and emotionally. I was stuck working at a banking job I did not enjoy while my daughter was stuck in someone’s care. Husband was rarely ever home. Home life was chaotic. It wasn’t until the last 4 years, my family got to see how beautiful life can be. I got the opportunity to stay home full time, my ministry was birthed, and my husband is home more often than before. It came together, slowly but beautifully. We stuck to it, we worked it out, we climbed all the mountains to get a clear picture of God’s purpose for us. Now, I can honestly say, we are living God’s purpose.
Hang in there. Fight for the promises and don’t give up just because things aren’t going the way it’s suppose to. I love the LORD, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy.-Psalm 116:1
Next year, will be a new chapter for me, new season. I was accepted into Moody Bible College. I desire to learn that I may minister to those in need effectively. I know that ministry is not by education, but anointing. After much prayer, it’s been decided that schooling will also help me to become more discipline in my studies. With that said, I will continue with my blog and postings on Facebook. I love my readers too much!
I could name 1,000 things I’m grateful for, I’m not going to do that, I’ll save you the trouble! Just wanted to highlight a few things and boast about God and His goodness to my family.
Keep seeking God and His will. It’s never too late. As we seek to be obedient to Him and fight for the promises He’s given to us.. His plan will be revealed and you will see a beautiful life. For every step you take toward God, God will take a hundred steps toward you… and wrap His arms around you.
By the way, I woke up to 200+ notification on my Facebook page. Wow, the love. I could just feel it oozing out of the screen!! Thank you so much for the birthday wishes. I am blessed!
Add me as a friend, if you haven’t! https://www.facebook.com/overflowingjoy
Love you all.