Recently, I read a book called Hurt to Healing by LaTrice Williams and in it was a quote that spoke to me which refers to what the main character Maiya was experiencing. It said, "She never wanted to minister out of her pain...She couldn't minister freedom while living in bondage." Well, I can relate to these words because for the past few months, I have been quietly dealing with some of my own pains. See, what I have learned is that when we minister to others from a place of hurt all anyone can see through us is the pain itself, therefore taking all attention off of God!
It never was or will be my intent because all I have ever wanted people to see from my past life and mistakes is the love God has so unconditionally shown me. I remember when I began this journey, I declared to God that this blog was his and as long as he promised to supply me his will, his words, his grace and show me his way; then I would be a willing vessel. For a little over a few months now, I have been struggling to keep up with the assignment God has given me due not following his promptings to take time to face the darkest corners of my heart. With this being said, I have decided to take a step back from the blog. I need to take this time to work on my healing to make way for the restoration process to begin!
Please note that the blog will still be available for you to come back to, reread the previous post, and share with others. I want to take this time to thank you so much for going on this journey from faith to faith with me! Again, I am so grateful and humbled by the response of people who have stopped by the blog, followed me on social media, and even took the time to like or comment. I can promise you that God is NOT through with me yet and I can tell you that Satan will NOT receive the glory from this minor setback! Lastly, if you are going through a season of hurting, I want to encourage you with the words from Psalm 34:18-19 "The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all."