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Seven Words…That’s All It Took

Seven Words…That’s All It Took

Good Morning Sweet Brides!

I want you to know that because of you, I woke up with a beaming heart.  My blog launch yesterday was something I’ll never forget!  {If you missed it, click here}  God has blessed me with an incredible support system and I seriously couldn’t be more thankful!  I spent a big part of my day sitting on the couch sobbing while I read your tender words of encouragement and love.

Writing has been a dream of mine for a long time, so you can imagine all of the emotions wrapped up in the official launch of it all.  But what stands out in my mind most today is that if I had listened to the voice of the enemy, I’d still be dreaming. But now, I am doing!  I heard someone say once that when you believe the lie, you empower the liar.  That is SO true! [[Don’t believe the lies!]]

If God has given you a dream, do it!  Don’t give up!!  You don’t realize the impact you could have on the world around you!  I know it’s hard and that you’re probably exhausted but please, keep pushing!  He is moving things into place as we speak!  He’s preparing the people you will run with and setting the table for your breakthrough!

Think about it like pregnancy and labor.  It’s long, it’s painful, and it wears you down.  But just when you think you can’t take it anymore, that baby is born!  And the same as with labor, you can’t quit your dream in the middle!

There were many days I sat, pen in hand, staring at my notebook thinking, ‘Who is gonna read this?’ ‘Who do I think I am?’  But I knew deep inside my heart that GOD had given me the dream and I couldn’t allow the darkness to steal it from me.  Darkness hates light, evil hates good and wrong hates right. I don’t know why I expected this to be easy?!

To be real, I had a really low point about 3 weeks ago.  I felt overwhelmed and had let doubt creep into my heart…again.  Because I didn’t toss the thoughts as soon as they hit me, they started to sink in.  I was just getting my chair pulled up to the self pity table when God grabbed me by the arm and sternly whispered these 7 words into my ear, “IT’S BIGGER THAN YOU, DO NOT QUIT!”

Seven words!  That’s all it took to snatch me out of my selfish mindset.  What was I thinking??

I couldn’t quit!  I couldn’t keep the candle God gave to me hidden!  What good would that do?  I’m not doing this for me, I’m doing it for you!  The scripture says that we are blessed so that we can bless others. Keeping it to ourselves cannot be an option!  I pray that each and every blog post blesses you and makes you feel loved-because you are!  That’s the whole point of this.  For you to get an up close view of Perfect love.  HIS Perfect Love.

I want my life’s experiences to count for something.  If I can help one person avoid the pits I fell into, I would be happy!  I’m here for you.  To  love you, to encourage you, to help you believe in yourself  and hopefully to make you laugh — a lot!  We need each other and we need a place where we can be ourselves.  A place where we can go to fill our tanks.  To think outside the boxes of our everyday lives and relax.

If any of this sounds appealing to you, then WELCOME!  We are gonna have so much fun!

Until next time, remember this scripture because it’s talking about YOU!  “You are the light of the world.  A city on a hill cannot be hidden.  Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.  In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.”  Matthew 5:14-16


Until Next Time, Lots of Love & Hugs!