Twenty Seven

Today can be a day all about me. Today we can celebrate my life and how far I have come in the last 27 years. But I don’t want it to be about me. I want to look back and just give thanks to my God, who has allowed me to see yet another day and year of life.

You knew me before I was formed in my mothers womb, you knew who I would be. You knew the things I would go through. The battles I would face, the victories I would achieve. Nothing in my life was a surprise to You.

I look back and see the many times I fell and screwed things up and how You still worked it out for the best and used it to cultivate something better. I look at myself in the mirror and see all my failures and yet you say I am worthy. Deeper in I look at my imperfections and You see perfection and love me unconditionally. I see the girl who use to hide in insecurities and see how through Your amazing love transformed me to be a woman confident in who I was created to be.

My life has had its ups and downs. Years of rebellion, of being lost and yet years of joy and blessing. It hasn’t been about what I have done, or what I have accomplished but how You have and continue to align things in my life for Your great purpose. At twenty seven, I tell you:

Thank you for never letting go of me. For never giving up on me. For always loving me when love for You was the last thing on my mind. I thank You for forgiving me and not leaving me the same way You found me. I thank You because You have set me apart. You are my strength, my source of joy, my shield and rock. Thank you simply for all You have done, do and will do in my life. The blessings I have, the love I feel around me is not because I made it that way but because you have given them to me. I know there is no where I can go, no where I can hide where Your amazing love won’t find me. I know that holding on to You, the best is yet to come.

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