Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her! Luke 1:45 NIV
Happy Holidays, everyone! I know it’s been a while since I have written a blog post, but I am happy to report that my period of solitude has come to an end.
As you may know, I suffered a tragic personal loss last fall and as a result, felt the need to spend 2017 soul searching and getting myself back on solid ground. Even though I was absent from blogging regularly, I have continued to write and journal daily. More importantly, I have delved deeper into my relationship with God by seeking comfort, wisdom and discernment in His Word during my morning routine “Breakfast with God.” It has been through this period of healing and seeking wholeness through my identity in Christ that I feel I have been given a very blessed and more joyful life.
Although I have made my living as a beauty blogger and professional makeup artist, my deepest desire has been to serve the Lord through women’s ministry. I see how God has used my career in the beauty industry as an avenue to touch the lives of women and help them feel more confident about themselves. I thoroughly enjoy helping women feel more beautiful through makeup artistry, but seasons change as does life and I now yearn for a deeper connection and commitment to making the world a better and more beautiful place.
Hurt people, hurt people but healed people heal people
I know what it feels like to be broken, lack self-confidence and the courage to be the Woman of God I was created to be. I have spent much of my life trying to please others. Striving and making myself miserable by trying to earn their approval, acceptance and love. Thankfully, those chains have been broken and I feel freer than I have ever felt before! Blessed beyond words in the most literal sense possible.
There is a miraculous transformation that takes place in the deepest recesses of our heart and soul when we lose what we think is most important to us. When something this devastating happens in our lives we have a choice to make, will we become bitter or will we become better? The greatest lesson the Lord has taught me over the last twelve months is this:
What Jesus has done for me, what He has done or will do for YOU, is far greater than anything that has been or will be done to us by someone else.
If we want to become the blessed, chosen, anointed women of God we were created to be then we must change our perspective when we are disappointed by the people and things of this world. We have a limited perspective, BUT GOD sees and knows all. He knows every pain, every disappointment, every loss we are going to experience. What we as Christ followers must remember is that God knows BEST. He knows that those who stay rooted and established in His love for us, despite the stormy weather, will bear good fruit when harvest time comes.
A year ago, I lost my home and thereby my makeup studio, my marriage and my dreams of a happy future as a wife to the man I thought I knew and loved ever so dearly. The process of healing has been the most difficult challenge of my life yet, the most rewarding in becoming a truly whole and healthy woman. I realize that our identity cannot be in being someone’s wife, a great career or even in being a mother…our identity must rest solely on Christ
I hope you will join me as I embark on this new chapter in my life. Although I will continue to share some beauty content on this blog, my focus is going to be on what I love and cherish most, my relationship with Christ. What I believe to be the most important mission we are given as beings on this earth, to lead others to Christ. I plan to do this by opening my life and my heart to you, so you can see the abundant blessings that God will bestow on the lives of His children when we trust and love Him above all else.
Sending, peace, love and happiness to all!