March of 2012 changed my life forever. Something the devil meant for my demise, my emotional and mental breakdown was turned to joy and a life changing good! Most people’s turning points in life come in January of every year. That is when many make resolutions and when the last year is thought over, analyzed, and subsequently changes are made to make the future better as in resolutions being made. The problem with “New Year’s Resolutions” is I never keep them; or at least I don’t start them on January 1st per say. Things that have needed changing in my life never seem to understand January 1st is the date the world has set aside to do that! But, this I have learned! The best thing you can do for yourself is allow God full access to you at all times and go with His flow and to realize God does not seem to follow MY schedule and calendar and there is nothing wrong with that.
I began to write last March and so much has happened since then. As the Holy Spirit taught me, I began to change. I didn’t really notice it at first because it wasn’t temporary drastic changes. It was the molding and allowing to set in changes over a period of time. I learned it was okay to say no to what I didn’t want to do to please people. I learned when I did it freed me up to spend time in prayer and listening instead of running all over the world being a “Martha” instead of being a ”Mary” sitting at the feet of Jesus! If I allowed myself I could really regret many years of doing that very thing, but God also says not to look to the past, but to Jesus, the author and finisher of my faith.
Seperating me unto Himself taught me He was my bread and my source and He meant it when He said I would lack no good thing! It brought more dependence on HIM instead of people and things! Oh, how freeing that was! It was as though I had been in literal slavery to certain things and I could say I was truly set free and at full liberty!
God taught me, though it doesn’t all go according to my plan, it does go according to His! That even though there are disappointments along the way, if I will be patient, keep my faith, and continue with the right attitude I will truly see REappointments that are beyond what I could even think I wanted or desired!
Last year at this time, I had no idea what a blog was, how the publishing process worked, and much more! Today I am the author of my own site, a contributing author to another, and an editor of a daily devotional and a soon to be published author! It hasn’t even been a year, and look at all God has done!
My first book will be coming out at the end of this month. It is titled “A Joyful Life Made Simple”. It will be available on amazon.com and bn.com, as well as walmart.com and target.com. For Kindle and Nook enthusiast, it will be available to you as well.
When I tell you, God can and will turn your sorrow into dancing, your future into something that was beyond all hopes and dreams, I am living proof He does! God is good for His Word and never takes His eye off of you! Now you know why I tell you to dream big! Those dreams are from Him and He will fulfill them!
Blessings, precious reader! I will see you soon!