Really real...

July 14, 2011


There seems to be this mis-conception that just because someone is on a stage that they have everything "all together" all of the time. Well, I hate to shatter any dreams or burst any bubbles but I am not what you would call the most "put together" person. I struggle with the same insecurities we all struggle with. I look in the same mirrors and see the same flaws. I hear the same discouragments and fight the same battles that we all face on a daily basis. I feel the same hurts and cry the same tears. I laugh and smile the same as you, sometimes even when I really feel like crying. I find myself at a place however; where I do not feel the need or even HAVE the need to hide any of this. I actually feel as if God has placed me in the position I am in as a woman who sings her songs on a stage to then be real with people. I know that God has called me to do what I do.. not for me... but for His glory and for Him to reach others. I find myself praying a lot lately to not allow the enemy to come in and steal from me. I ask God to help me guard my heart, for me to remain strong in my faith in Him.. to not waver in my devotion. It can be hard at times to pray these things.. I face life and circumstances.. I understand. But I know that the times I have chosen to step outside of God's will and God's plan for my life I have missed out on His blessings. I have missed out on being a part of what He is doing. I also allow the enemy to begin to whisper lies to me that I am not good enough or worth God's love. This is a lie... a lie that I will not believe.. and do not want you to believe. God's word tells us that NOTHING can separate us from the LOVE of Christ..
Romans 8:38-39
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[a] neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

We all have stories we have lived out and are going to live out.. God Himself is the author of these stories. His hand holds the pen. His blood is the ink and we are His. His to hold. His to love. His to stretch, mold and use. Be encouraged today.. we are brothers and sisters TOGETHER in Christ... maybe slightly different circumstances but united and the same in CHRIST JESUS.


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