In the beginning of my journey with Christ, I remember feeling unworthy and confused as to why. My beliefs and relationships aligned with those terrible thoughts that I had about myself. I felt so trapped and misunderstood.
Zechariah 9:12 NKJV
Return to the stronghold, You prisoners of hope. Even today I declare That I will restore double to you.
For years, I allowed depression to become my stronghold instead of allowing the Word of God to become my stronghold…until I had a personal encounter with Jesus. He flooded the atmosphere with His thoughts about me and reminded me that I still had a purpose. Low key, I was shocked that God would ever pick me. Lol! It is an amazing privilege to serve the Lord and to see lives impacted for His Glory.
I was blown away because I had made so many mistakes and had done so many wrongs. Through this journey, day by day, He reminds me of His intent and purpose for my life. Once I became transparent with Christ and allowed Him into those deep places of pain and brokenness, I began to see things from His vantage point.
I want to remind you that you were not created for happenstance. He was intentional about fashioning every detail of your life…including making room for the times you felt that you made so many mistakes. God was NEVER surprised by any of the detours or shortfalls. Everyday, He causes the sun to rise as a reminder that you too, will rise again. You were created to shine and to cause others to do the same.
We are praying for you and I believe that you will accomplish ALL that our Father has written about you. Return to the STRONGHOLD (Fully surrender your heart to Jesus) and receive double!