Wednesday, February 29, 2012

My Story: Part 1

Since starting this blog a little over a year ago, I have tried to do what God has called me to do with it. I have, I admit, been caught up sometimes in wanting to have a cool blog that other people like, but for the most part, I really just want everything I do to honor my relationship with God! I know many read this blog that know a lot about me, but this blog also pulls in a lot of unique visitors that honestly have never met me before and don't know me from Adam. I've also made a good many blog friends that love doing what I do, as well, but I just don't know how to bring up some of the things in my past that have made me... well, ... ME!

I've prayed about it and this is what I heard...  Be open. Be real. Be true. I answered, But, God, that's scary. No one likes scary. They like pretty. I can do PRETTY. 

Pretty is sometimes fake.

Sometimes my thoughts go back to times of trial in my little life and I think about how my own personal story has been used to make me who I am and to be real with others. It makes me different and I pray a joy to be around, even in the blog world.

You see, about 6 years ago, I had something crazy in my life happen. I wasn't always who I am right now. Something changed in my life and made me different.
Yes, you know that I'm a Christian and it's a huge part of me. This post isn't really about that part of my life! Yes, that change did make me different, but this was after that change. This was the trial where God became real to me in a real way when life wasn't so perfect, but hard and everything except for my friends and family (so incredibly thankful for that!) were completely stripped away from me and there was absolutely NOTHING I could do about it.

So I'm ready to tell my story to you, and I hope you will listen and I hope it helps others out in this world that maybe are experiencing a hard sickness and the battle seems to big to fight alone. You aren't alone. God is there and he cares. He will walk you through it, like he did with me, and the outcome will be good, very, very good. 

Sorry to leave you hanging... but this is a story that will be told in parts over the next few weeks... I hope I'm not leaving you in TOO much suspense... Maybe if you beg... I will give you the next part sooner than I was thinking... haha!