In so many ways, 2015 didn't go according to plan (according to MY plan anyway). I got laid off from a job I had for over 10 years, I GAINED weight instead of losing, I lost a dear relative to cancer who I "just knew" was going to beat it, I made some poor (idiotic) decisions that I "just knew" I was so beyond, I had some unexpected turns in the ministry God entrusted to me, and my plans to be in Florida for Christmas and surprise my beloved nephew and niece were thwarted and instead I spent Christmas week at home sick. I know we all have our list of "unexpecteds" this year.
Today I was feeling my brokenness and the lack of control that comes with so many twists and turns and while in prayer I cried out to God and said, "Don't let me forget who I am!" I quickly heard Him say to me, "Who are you?" and I felt prompted to go to my journal and begin writing the answer to that question ~ from God's lens. I sat with tears rolling down my face as I began writing who God says I am. I wrote who the Word says I am, I wrote who He has told me that I am in the past, what others said they felt God told them about me, and what God was speaking to me at that very moment.
I know some are reading, and wondering, "So, what did He say???" Well, I'm sorry but I'm not going to share my list with you. Instead, I'm going to challenge you to get quiet before God and write your own list. For when we hear directly from God who we are, it somehow drowns out all the other noises, and we realize we can face anything and be who we were destined to be!
Will you take the challenge?
Kimberly ~ Counselor, speaker, teacher, author and most importantly broken but beloved daughter of Jesus.