Who Are You?

Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
Philippians 1:6

The other day I was listening to a song by Switchfoot, This Is Your Life, and the lyrics really stuck in my head. The chorus says:

this is your life, are you who you want to be
this is your life, are you who you want to be
this is your life, is it everything you dreamed that it would be
when the world was younger and you had everything to lose

I kept thinking, am I who I want to be? Is my life everything I dreamed about as a kid? Ummmm … ?

As a kid, I used to dream about having a happy family. Than I grew up and I took a lot of paths that led me into some really rotten stuff. And a happy family was not on that path. It was a path of self-destruction.

Then I did have a family, but it didn’t bring me the happiness that I thought it would. Ummmm? That was odd? I had always dreamed that a husband and some kids would make me happy. But when I had a wonderful husband and two beautiful little boys, I was still unhappy.

And than one day, I realized that the hole I had been trying to fill all my life, with all the wrong things, was the spot that only Jesus could satisfy . And when I let him in, and he healed my heart and my hurts, and wiped clean the slate of my past, well I discovered true joy in my life.

Today I got to share my story with a group of ladies in Lake Wales. It was a really sweet time and I could see God touching the hearts of those wonderful women.

As I was driving home, I was thinking that the question I ask myself shouldn’t be am I who I want to be, but rather am I becoming the person that God made me to be?

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Father, thank you for giving me the opportunity to become the person that you want me to be. Lord, I know there have been a lot of detours along the way, I thank you for never giving up on me, even when I’ve given up on myself. And Father, thank you for giving me the family that is even better than the one I dreamed of as a child.

I Love You Jesus.
  In Your Name I Pray,
  Amen

God Bless You!

Love,
Joyce

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My website:
http://www.alifedecision.org

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