I appreciate all my relationships and experiences that life has allowed to come my way. Every season from the cradle to who I am today has launched me into the person I always dreamt of becoming. I chose to become better and not bitter whenever life handed me something unpleasant. I know I do not have to be perfect – I only need to be me.
When you realize that you can be a better version of yourself you will never want to go back to who you were yesterday. I did not change overnight like the stories you read in books. It took me years moving slowly to discover there is a better edition of myself in the making. I am strong because I had to face my weakness and I fought long and hard to get out of the self-imposed cage.
I switch from being helpless to growing and healing. I intentionally change from trying to make everyone happy, living in the past and doubting myself. Sometimes the people you wish would be part of your life you soon realise that they were only meant to be a chapter. Life will never be perfect just make it happen and shock everyone.
To open a new door, you must be ready to close the other one first. You cannot stand between two doors. It may be scary, but it is necessary. Saying goodbye to the old you will open new opportunities for you to become bolder and stronger. Accept the new you. Let go of the old and have faith in what lies ahead. No one writes a new chapter by re-reading the last one.
Many times, we wait and wait for the right time which makes it so much more stressful. We do not need to know all the answers. Just breathe and take small steps. There comes a time when all the things that took up so much space in your head will become stories of freedom bringing hope to others.
God is the One who made you in the first place and He says to you – “Do not be afraid, I have called your name and you are mine. When you are in over your head, I will be there for you. When you are between a rock and a hard place, it would not be a dead end – because I am God , your personal God.” Isaiah 43:1-2
In all things God works for the good of all those who love Him. On the darkest days when you feel inadequate and unworthy remember that God will do anything to get you back under His wings. So, straighten your crown you have survived what you thought would have destroyed you.
Yes, you can! You are strong and capable of greater things!