Daily Gratitude Journal Day 19

I am grateful for knowing who I am. For so many years I lived limited by what others said about me or what society says I should be. God began to work in my life the moment I surrendered and that’s when I discovered for the first time who I am. And I must say, I like this girl.

Jeremiah 1:5

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”

For 37 years before the Lord showed me my identity in Him, I lived a life that was boxed in with limits. These limits were made up of what others believed I was. I myself also drew these limits because I looked up to people in my life and I truly believed that I should try to be like them. When the Lord began his graceful work in me, I discovered for the first time who I was made to be. I realized there are no limits to what I can be. I cannot allow to be preoccupied by what others think about me. Although they may mean well, they do not know God’s plans are for me. His plans for me are different from the next person. I have broken out of this box I lived in. I made changes. I stopped doing things to get the approval others. I am not here to live someone else’s plans. I am here to be who God needs me to be. That is the desire in my heart and I know that the Lord will provide what I need to accomplish this good work He as begun in me.

Philippians 2:13

For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.

Published by ariseyouareloved

I am a wife and a mom. The Lord has been working in my life. Throughout the last four years, He has flipped my life upside down, healed my heart, and given me a passion and vision to reach out and encourage women with His word.

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