Have you ever caught yourself looking at a person and and thinking ” ugh! Their life is perfect!” What do they have to complain about? Or sometimes say, I wish my life was as easy as theirs! I wish I had a husband like she has, or my kids behaved like that!! I wish I was as blessed as she is and have the freedom to do what she does! We could go on and on about all the things we perceive is better then what we have. Don’t act like you haven’t done it!
I have done it…we have all done it. However regardless of our judgements in what we see, there also lies path-roads of life lessons and pains you don’t see. There is a price everyone pays to get to where they are, good and bad.
I have had many look at my life and say she’s has had it eassssyyy. They see me now as a successful makeup artist living my dream career, married to a wonderful godly man, raising 3 amazing sucessfullll adolescent adults, and enjoying every day that is given to me! Yes, I have a beautiful life! I truly do, but it didn’t come at no cost. There were things in my life that happened that I had to work through. Lesson I had to learn, paths I had to walk down. Some I chose, and some were chosen for me, but in ALL of them I CHOSE to do the work.
I have heard this phrase more times then I care to, and frankly I’m tired of it. To me it’s a cop out for not wanting to work towards healing and the life you can have. “But you don’t know where I have come from or what I have been through”. I understand that sometimes we don’t know what to do or how to heal from life wounds, neither did I, but good news there’s instructions! God charges those of us that have been through it, to share so others can benefit from it. To follow His word on how to face our INNER impefections, dig in and allow God to make them beautiful. THAT is what this site is dedicated to. “But you don’t know where I have come from or what I have been through”. Well my dear, YOU don’t know what I have come from and what I have been through!”
Don’t tell me you can’t become healed and be made whole from sexual abuse…because I have.
Don’t tell me you can’t recover and be restored from rape…because I have.
Don’t TELL ME you can’t find a good man…because I did!
Don’t tell me you can’t overcome addiction….because I did.
DONT TELL ME! your marriage can’t be saved from infidelity…because mine was!
DON”T TELL ME an adulterer can’t be forgiven or trusted… because I am!
I could go on, and on…but I will stop there and cool my jets!
Don’t tell me what GOD can’t do with YOUR life if you let Him because HE IS WILLING AND WANTING TO! The question is are YOU? Are you willing to look at you? INside at your imperfect heart, actions, and mind and do the work for it to become a beautiful testimony?
My journey will not look like yours because you are uniquely and as wonderfully made as I am. We don’t have to experience the same things to learn the same lessons. My life was not perfect…no matter what it “appeared” to be..far from it! My own choices, as well as ones others made for me, created a broken hot mess of a life! My life today, IS STILL NOT perfect…but it is BEAUTIFUL! It is beautiful because HE is beautiful. As long as I continue to allow Him to work the truth of His word in me and through me, then it will continue to become a beautiful testimony. Start your journey today towards your beautiful INperfect life!
So, if there is pain…let me show you who heals and restores. If there is weakness…let me share my strength source with you. If your get overwhelmed and discouraged…there are words of hope here. Whatever I have, whatever I know, whatever I have learned, I will share, so you to can have a BEAUTIFUL life too!