My name is Cynthia, am down to earth, a deep and passionate individual who loves transparency. I will be sharing some personal stories of my life and insights on what to do to overcome. It will consist of spiritual and inspirational quotes from people I have learned from.
There is a saying most millennials say “When life gives you lemons make lemonade”. lol, as much as this sounds cliche, it can actually be implemented in our lives.
I started blogging due to the pressing burdens in my heart “Seeing people smile on the outside but are sad inside” I have been there and the feeling of being in that state is what I call “STRENGTH” My dear, yes you!! whatever you are going through, you are not alone. Someone out there is going through worse than you can ever imagine, just like my father tells me in HIS word, 1peter 5:9 HE tells me to “Resist him (devil/enemy), steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brother/sister in the world”.
There was a period things were falling into place for me, it was such a happy time for me as I thought to myself this couldn’t get any better but guess what I defined my happiness at that time on material things which are temporary like for instance graduating with a distinction for my masters degree in the U.K, Getting married to a great man and moving down to the U.S, meeting a lovely family who took me as their own, I really didn’t want this experience to end. Sadly, I discovered we humans are fond of sketching an image of how we want things to be. Yes, it is good to dream big but we oftentimes forget to understand that “Time is the essence of life”.
I was so foolish to not know that the essence of life can be challenging. Sometimes it is sweet, and sometimes it is bitter. Sometimes your body tenses, and sometimes it relaxes and opens. Sometimes you have a headache, and sometimes you feel 100% healthy. From an awakened perspective, trying to tie up all the loose ends and finally get it together is death, because it involves rejecting a lot of your basic experience. There is something aggressive about that approach to life, trying to flatten out all the rough spots and imperfections into a nice smooth ride.” – Pema Chodronmy
I found myself broken beyond normal, couldn’t function mentally, emotionally, socially, I felt it was the end of me and the one thing which gave me so much hope was my husband, I was a ghost and didn’t know who I was anymore, I tried holding on to so many things; my best friend then, family, husband, religious lifestyle but to no avail it felt like I was losing everything, literarily I was walking on eggshells, now I am sure you want to know how I overcame in Christ Jesus, before I let you in on the secret, I discovered;
Most of us have been in or are in situations where we were not ready to let go of something which we cherished cus we believed we could not get anything as good as what we have/had, but the good thing about letting go is you having to consciously give GOD the chance of taking that thing you cannot do without by giving HIM the opportunity to make a way for better things to come your way. Proverbs 3:5-6 (Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths).
I had to let go of the mindset of “I can only find my worth amongst people who gave me affirmations of who I was, that led me to hold on to those things that gave me a false identity, temporary happiness, in fact, everything I was holding to was lost. I learned to trust GOD by surrendering, you may wonder how? its simple, all you need to do is “BELIEVE”
Romans 10:9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.
I believed in this first and further found out that GOD sent HIS son to die for me so I can have a fellowship with HIM, I had to consciously let go of my past, hurts, worries by telling HIM how I felt, I believed in my heart that HE was with me, HE heard and also He would do something about it. The more I kept pouring out my hurts, HE gave me back life instead.
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Philippians 4:6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Ponder on this, and let it resonate in you.
I LOVE YOU WITH GOD’S LOVE