Thursday, October 31, 2013

Changing My Perspective...

“Why are you frightened?” he asked. “Why are your hearts filled with doubt?"  Luke 24:38

     Sometimes it's hard to view ourselves the way that God sees us. The pain from our past regrets, fears, and doubts are holding us back and preventing us from moving forward. They are keeping us in the shadows, not allowing us to move forward and turn towards the light. I cannot tell you how many times the shame and regret from my past have crept up into my every day life and planted that little seed of doubt that grew into a full grown tree of fear. 

      Last week I talked about the verbal, emotional, physical, and spiritual abuse i endured throughout my past. It was hard to make that initial step forward. To move myself from the shadow looming over me, turn myself back towards the light, and take the first step to move forward. I look back and it is still hard to believe the amount of strength it took me to make those steps. To leave my job, my home, pack up, and make that 3,000 mile journey back home.

      When I made that decision to move forward, to regain control of my life, I gained a whole new perspective on the person I am. I realized that every speed bump I've hit along the way has made me the person I am today. I could never have imagined the strong, beautiful, independent woman I see today.  I am and OVERCOMER.

You're an overcomer
Stay in the fight ‘til the final round
You're not going under
‘Cause God is holding you right now
You might be down for a moment
Feeling like it's hopeless
That's when He reminds You
That you're an overcomer
You're an overcomer




  1. God Bless! I'm glad to read the words of moving forward!

  2. I definitely needed the reminder today that I am an overcomer. Thank you!

  3. Love it! You are an overcomer! #movingforward God is so good! God bless!

  4. Love it when you said the part about every speed bump. Thanks for sharing. And so glad you are over those bumps. Debbie W. (OBS Facebook Group Leader)