Thankful #12: Moving Forward

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November 12th, 2017…

I am so thankful for the ability we all have to move forward.  Taking life into your own hands, believing in yourself, but trusting in God full force…moving forward is so very achievable and I am truly thankful for this.

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Today was the step I’ve been waiting to take but truly feared, until now.  This year has taught me a lot, no matter how much I felt like I was stagnant and going nowhere fast.

Today was a huge step for me in moving forward and conquering certain doubts and fears in my life.  A step which I didn’t use to believe was possible to achieve.

Today was a big step in an exciting journey; the journey of my faith and where my identity lies; in proclaiming Christ’s love, and confirming what I have lived.

Today I was baptized, and it was a thrilling experience!  It wasn’t just being dunked in water; there was no great revelation or profound feelings or drama; nothing crazy, but it was incredible.  Just me, God, and my testimony being shared with other people.  Truly, there are few words for how incredible it was…open is the best word to choose; I feel so open and ready for life. ❤

Trying to process it all.  Being able to accept where I am and start to move forward, not holding myself back, is so huge for me and so difficult to explain, but that’s not the point.  I’m not trying to explain, but trying,rather, to share with those who doubt and have fear that it is truly possible to put one foot in front of the other, no matter how daunting, and move forward, grow, learn, experience, mature, let go and be just as amazing as you were created to be!

God is so faithful and amazing, and He hasn’t failed me, not one bit.  Where I have failed endlessly He has been there, never disappointed or ashamed, but loving me and giving me more chances then I’ll ever deserve, and for that truly I am grateful.

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I love you, Father, and thank you for this step taken to move forward and proclaim your truth and love. There is so much to learn and ways to grow, but my faith lies in you alone, no matter what is ahead. Thank you, Lord, for your faithfulness, promises, and healing.  For opening me up to the realization that through you I am capable; it is not my power, but Christ’s that equips me to go forward and live this life without fear or doubt in who I am.  Yes, there will be fears, and many doubts, but not in my Savior, in my identity being a daughter of the Creator, or in my faith which can move mountains; it’s already moving mountains and I am so sincerely grateful to you, God.  Thank you for the gospel, and for salvation, peace, love and joy found in Jesus Christ alone.  It is in Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

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“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”                                Philippians 4:13

“And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.”…” Revelation 21:5

Jenny~

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