First of all, welcome to all you girlies coming over from Tiffini’s place at the House of Belonging. Thank you so much for coming over! I am truly humbled by being able to guest post on such an amazing blog. Tiffini, I think you are my long lost twin soul sister from afar. You make me laugh, you make me smile, and you make me cry. Thank you for the privilege of reading your words, you are a tremendous blessing to my life and to many others as well. Love you girl!
Okay…now for the big girl panties part…
So the thing I was nervous about that I wrote about yesterday, ummm, yea, God is awesome. He totally rocked it! I was very nervous about my first time co-leading a survivors of sexual abuse/assault group, very nervous. Wanted to puke nervous. Sweaty icky nervous. But God is so good. Right before group, God reminded me of something. I am clothed in strength and dignity (Proverbs 31). I have nothing to be ashamed about, and it was time to put my big girl panties on and show that Satan who’s boss! And I did, we did, me and God did!
I always found it weird to that the bible would say to “deny yourself”, but for the first time, I think I kind of get it. See…my self was a nervous wreck…my self told me that I cannot do this….my self wanted to run and hide in the corner…or sit silent in group…not disclosing any of my own junk. But that is not what God had in mind. He covered every inch of that stinky fleshy self of mine with His awe-mazing glory, power, and grace. A peace and a calm came over me like I have never felt before. I think a part of me died tonight…the part of the that was ashamed. Not that I do not have to be cautious of the rising of the dead…but I’m pretty sure that shame just might be a goner for good. Hallelujah! Praise the Lord. I love my group. I love that God has pulled us together. I love my bloggy buds. I love that God has pulled us together. I am just in a loving life mood…and in that spirit…lets do a giveaway!!!
Leave a comment on my Word Women Wednesday post over at the House of Belonging, and you will be entered to win a copy of Beth Moore’s “Get out of that Pit”. I will use a “random picker” to pick the winner, and will post the winner on my blog on Friday!!! I cannot tell you what a blessing the words that Beth has penned in this text have been to my life. I continue to apply the biblical truths that I learned in this book on a daily basis! I can’t wait to send it to one of you, and pray like crazy that God will use it to bless your life like it did mine.
I love you girlies! Remember, with God ANYTHING is possible. God uses the girl who couldn’t even verbalize the word “rape” or “sex” to help lead a sexual assault/abuse support group. He will turn the darkest nastiest suitcase of baggage you can find into a crown of blessings that you have to bow your head because it’s so heavy! Believe it girls…its true!!!!