“You never know where God will take us, we are his co-pilot.”~ Iyhia McMichael
When I decided to move back home, it was never my intention to stay more than a year. I thought that I would be able to resolve my debt, broken heart, and life within a year. But, as one year turned in to four, I realized that coming home had a lot more in the package that I had ever imagined. Because of financial ruin, I was forced to stay with my parents for the first three years. I was on a roller coaster of emotional frustration. There were days where I thought that my situation would never change. There were days where I would ask God, “why me?” Not only did I have a rough first year in my personal life and the first half of softball season, but the next year I was moved from the Elementary to the Junior High; which in all the conversations I heard growing up, Junior High was going to be challenge, so I was originally not happy about the move.
“I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say, “My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please.” Isaiah 46:10 (NIV)
But, what I did not know is that there was a group of teachers who would provide the healing that I needed. I had never been in an environment where all the teachers worked so well together. I learned that no matter how hard my day was, I was surrounded by a group of STRONG women who were prayer warriors, and were sensitive enough to their spirit to look at me, put their hand on my shoulder, and let me know that they were praying for me. Through their love and support I regained my hope. As Paul says in Philippians 3:13 “…Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead.” I looked forward to going to work every day again, but would be sad on the weekends because I missed my daily dose of my friends. Lunch time became our oasis, where we laughed, cried, shared good food, expressed ourselves, and lifted each other up. I will miss every bit of my experience in Junior High with those STRONG women who helped change my life. I went in resentful and hesitant, but through their LOVE I am better, and know that no matter where I go in life, that I will always have a group of women who love me and will be praying for me. We never know who God will put in our paths to pick us up and surround us with love, but I am learning to yield my thoughts and allow him to continue to be the pilot in my life.
#REBORN #RENEWED #RECOLORED