Valentines Day, February 14, 2021... I sat in my car at the laundry mat, feeling hopeless and exhausted of the ups and downs with the man in my life I was somewhat involved with. I was confused and frustrated with the way things had been going. God had removed the scales from my eyes just a few months prior and my life had begun to drastically change. I had re-dedicated my life to Jesus and been baptized in the Holy Spirit. The old me had been dying and I was being transformed more and more into a person representing the image of Jesus Christ.
As I sat waiting for my laundry to finish, I sang along to the words of the song playing.
" God's not done with you
Even with your broken heart and your wounds and your scars
God's not done with you
Even when you're lost and it's hard and you're falling apart
God's not done with you
It's not over, it's only begun
So don't hide, don't run
'Cause God's not done with you."
I only knew the chorus so decided to look up the lyrics. As I sat reflecting on the words in front of me, I knew God was speaking to me.
"Standing in your ruins feels a lot like the end
So used to losing, you're afraid to try again
Right now all you see are ashes
Where there was a flame
Truth is that you're not forgotten
'Cause Grace knows your name"
At that moment, I had no clue what God had planned for me and honestly couldn't even begin to fathom that He even had such a plan. It wasn't but a month or so later that I realized God was leading me to Florida and within three months I had received a prophetic word that God was "restoring my heart".
Two years ago, I left behind my entire life and stepped out in faith, putting all my trust in God. I had absolutely nothing and no one. Today I have more than I could have ever imagined. God has blessed me beyond my wildest imagination and I know that this is just the beginning.
I'm here today to tell you, God's not done writing your story! Jesus loves you so much and He comes to bring you life and life more abundantly. 1 Corinthians 2:9 tells us "No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him".
Everything you need and desire can be found in abundance amounts in Jesus. He loves you so much that He died for you while you were still a sinner, before you were even born. You don't need to prepare yourself... He will meet you right now, right where you are. Trust Him and allow Him to mold you into the best version of you. I know you're tired of carrying around those worries, those fears, that sickness. Jesus is waiting for you to give it to him. Matthew 11:28 tells us "Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. He then continues in the next two verses to tell us to give our problems to him, our yoke, and take His because it's light "Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."
If you once walked with Jesus but have found yourself lost.... this message is for you too! He leaves the 99 to find that one lost sheep, He's waiting for you also. Revelations 2:5 tells us when we fall to repent and do our first works over. Re-dedicate your life to Jesus.
I once lived in the world. I thought I was living my best life and had it all. I literally left every bit of it behind and now have life more abundantly. God has blessed me beyond measure and He desires to do the same for you. Your story may have started out tragically and you may be in the midst of trouble and turmoil. You might be in the pit and not see a way out, but I assure you, God's not done writing your story. He is the author of plot twists and turn arounds and He has a beautiful next chapter for your life. I declare over you today Haggai 2:9... Your latter shall be greater than your former!
Don't give up! Cry out to Jesus, call on His name and He will answer. If everything you've been trying hasn't been working.... give Jesus a try. All you need to do is read this aloud and mean it in your heart.
Jesus, I'm tired of carrying these burdens. I surrender it to you. I am a sinner. I believe you died on the cross for my sins. I believe that you rose from that grave and are coming back again. I invite you into my heart and into my life. Holy Spirit, baptize me! Create in me a clean heart O Lord, and instill in me your spirit. God, I surrender the pen to you and ask you to continue to write my story. Guide me and lead me. In Jesus name I pray, Amen!
I welcome you to the family of God. I encourage you to seek God, pray, read your Bible and ask God to lead you to a spirit filled church. Trust Him! He will not let you down. My friend, I tell you this... It's not over, It's only begun. So don't hide, don't run... Cause God's not done with you! God bless you!
I love you and pray that God has blessed you in some way through this writing. If you'd like to receive new blog post notifications you can subscribe. If you'd like to leave a prayer request or a testimony please feel free to do so.
May God bless you!
Holly W <3