It is not easy to comprehend that even the worst things that happened in our lives have purpose. How do you rationalize breast cancer, molestation, abandonment or any such atrocities as being a part of the plan? Telling someone that their pain has purpose seems insensitive and callous. I would prefer to be saved from the pain and learn that lesson in a less life altering way. The truth is, we cannot choose the pain, only how we will walk through it and how we can use it in our lives to bring God glory. Somehow God turns those ugly places into beautiful monuments that remind you of how far He has brought you.
To console those who mourn in Zion, to give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they may be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.
Yesterday, I received my first copy of my new book, “Dear Survivor Let’s Talk – Finding Your Voice When Words Don’t Come Easy”. I was not just holding a book, but I held the tears, the pain, the loss and the chaos that came with that season in my life. It was very similar to holding the baby as a new mother. The back pain, pushing and extra weight gain were all worth the effort as you embrace that new life.
I do not understand why I had to go through breast cancer, but I understand the purpose. That statement seems very contradictive. My purpose is to share with others God’s ability to carry you through – if you trust Him. My purpose is to encourage those that want the “why” answered to simply release that thought. My purpose is to share my story and the principles I followed with those who have lost hope. When you tell your story you take back your power! When you tell your story God is glorified!
My book can be ordered at Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com or WestBowPress.com. Get your copy today and share a copy with someone who would like to talk but has not found their voice.