Is the past, the past or is it still effecting your present and your future? When you think of the past regarding your life, do you think immediately of positive or negative experiences? Or the choices you DID or DID NOT make? It takes a lifetime to fully understand who you are, what your purpose is and to truly love yourself. I am still on that journey of finding myself and being happy with not only my choices over life but understanding how the past experiences have shaped me. Some may deal with a traumatic past experience and those experiences in most cases are suppressed to avoid dealing with the pain of the trauma. But I have learned to SIT in my truth and found that it has shaped me to be the person I am today. In my spiritual journey, I have become transparent allowing GOD to use me as a vessel to minister my experiences to those currently in need. I have discovered that my experiences have not been just for me but for others as well. When I found out I was pregnant at 19 years old, I was fearful of judgement, disappointment, disbelief and grief. However, the love I felt when I first saw my child was unimaginable but only GOD knew that the trials and tribulations of being a young parent would make me far more resilient than I would have ever been if I didn’t have that responsibility so early in my life. God TRUSTED me to go through what I went through to shape me to be FORD TOUGH and a living example to other young mothers, single mothers, working mothers etc… that even though the roads are bumpy having faith will lead you to victory!
1 Corinthians 10:13 No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.