Fitting in

I had a hard time fitting in while growing up. I was a PK preacher kid so I was taught what not to do according to the Bible. We went to church more than normal people. I’m not saying it didn’t help me become a better person, but I was just wondering why did we have to go so much.

I was not allowed to hangout with friends because we were always going to church. We even went to church twice on Sunday. We had Bible study at our house once or twice a week. I always looked forward to the end of Bible study so we could have homemade ice cream with cookies or cake. Yes I love dessert. I would also have to attend choir rehearsal and that usually would last forever. Don’t get me wrong I love music especially gospel music, because I was raised on it.

On Saturday mornings I would wake up to music. My mom would put on her favorite gospel record on the record player. My mom can sing like an angel and I’m thankful to God he blessed me and my siblings with the gift of singing.

So you can see that my life was already planned out for me. I have always had an relationship with Jesus and he has always been with me every step of my life. Even when I didn’t make the best decision in life. I knew I could always go to God for anything.

You might think I was a troubled teen growing up in a Christian home, but I wasn’t I pretty much did what I was asked to do . I had so many questions about life outside of my world. I was curious about what my mom would think about me wanting to explore things that she has kept me from.

It took years before I could spend the night with my friends. When I did I was like a kid on Christmas morning so excited about what I would learn from them. I was finally able to watch movies and listen to worldly music. And talk with boys on the phone. But I’m thankful that I was raised in a Christian home so I was able to see the difference between good and bad decision.

God already knew that I would explore the world to see for myself if I could live without him. Of course I could never live without God in my life. And I don’t ever plan to live life without him. I would never judge someone for the decision they might have made in their life. The world has a way of making you feel guilty for the choices you make. Trust me I’m not perfect and I don’t even plan to be.

Monday Motivation

Don’t let anyone tell you that your Dreams are to BIG.

There are no limits on your Dreams.

#livingmybestlife

#believeinyourself #neverstopreaching

Powerful words

Now that this beautiful butterfly is flying high so much has happened to her that might have destroyed her but with Gods help along the way she remains safe.

I’m the youngest of five children. Denise 11 years older, Demestruis 9 years older, Rachel 7 years older and Johnna 5 years older. Then here I come the old man out. I was the quiet one of my siblings I was able to watch each of them and decide what path I was gonna take. I love each of them different but the same. But I didn’t want to follow in there footsteps I wanted my on path and journey.

I was very competitive with the kids in my neighborhood. I was the only girl that wanted to play outside with the boys. They would tell me that I wasn’t tough enough to hangout with them. That gave me the fire I needed to show them just how tough I was. I taught myself how to ride my bike, because I wasn’t about to use training wheels and have them laugh at me. I would climb trees and jump out to show them that I could hang with them. I loved to run so of course I would try to run faster than the boys. Because I was always trying to fit in I would pretty much just go with the flow. This led to me saying yes to things I really didn’t want to but it meant that I was apart of something.

Monday Motivation

Words are Powerful!!!

Words can bring you down or build you up. No matter what words have been said about you. Turn anything negative about you around and become who you are Destined to be.

#livingmybestlife #youarestrongenough

#loveyourself #believeinyourself

My Story

I’m sorry I haven’t connected in awhile. I was dealing with some doubts about if I could really help others. Satan has been trying to fill my head with doubt. Telling me that I shouldn’t share my story. But I’m here to tell you that I’m not going to stop sharing my life with you.

God choose me to share my personal story with others in hope to inspire and encourage others to share also. My story isn’t like others because it’s my journey.

I knew at a young age that God had a plan and purpose for my life. You may think there is no way, but at the age of six I was on the playground looking for my friends and I noticed no one was at school. I went over to the monkey bars and started to cry and said I’m all alone. God heard me and said as clearly as you hear your parents speak. He said my child you will never be alone, because I will always be with you. I looked up in the sky and I saw his eyes looking at me in the middle of the sun. I knew in that moment I was truly loved by God.

God took a quiet, shy caterpillar and transformed her while in the cocoon to become a beautiful butterfly. God knew this butterfly would be great once she came out of her comfort zone. And here I am now flying high and loving my new life.

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