PAIN, PASSION AND PURPOSE
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
– Jeremiah 29:11
I see your beauty. I also see your pain. You wear it daily and it is revealed by your:
- Comfort with chaos
- Poor perception of others
- Negative habits
- Inability to cope
- Unhealthy relationships
- Financial distress
- And so on…
I recognize your pain because I lived it. I had so much potential and was derailed at a very young age. I spent most of my adult life trying to recover from those experiences. My feelings were buried alive as I pretended to cope. I simply wanted to be understood, valued, and loved.
Today, I have a new story. I re-wrote the story of my past. My new story is of redemption, grace, and an enormous amount of love. As I began to uncover and reconcile the pain of my past, I discovered a relationship that would forever change me in a positive way. I experienced God’s love through others and was finally able to give it back as I grew closer to Him. Like Jesus’ love of mankind, I became passionate about re-writing my story as a witness to help others.
God revealed to me in His Word, that all along, he had a plan and a purpose for me. I have hope and a future. I stand on that promise and continue to walk in my purpose of helping others to recognize what God has in store for them.
My story is Pain, Passion and Purpose (P3). What will yours be? Grab your journal to begin the process of re-writing your story. Let’s get started!
Peace and blessings,