Deep waters

Isaiah 43:2(ESVUK)
2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
   and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you;
when you walk through fire you shall not be burned,
   and the flame shall not consume you.

Sometimes I dwell on my painful circumstances more than I do my blessings. It’s not that I am ungrateful; it’s just that I forget God is walking me through the fiery trials, in my life. I have been through the majority of the hard times in my life alone.. Not because I didn’t have anyone, but because I chose to face these battles alone. I had a victim mentality, which is typical for people who were/are “victims” of abuse. God’s desire to have a relationship with me, broke my victim mentality. He desired to see me set free far more than I wanted to be set free, and it gave me the strength and courage to fight for that freedom..
For me, my fight is choosing to think positive, choosing to remember that I am not a victim but an overcomer. The world owes me nothing. God has wiped away the weight of my past. It doesn’t matter what was done to me/what I did, what matters is what I do with my past hurts and mistakes. Do I let it define me or do I submit it to God, and allow Him to use it for His glory?

The more I walk hand in hand with God through the trials, the more He uses my story to touch the hearts of people..

Dear God I pray that no matter the storms in my life,
that you will have your way in me, that you will remind me that these trials will not overwhelm me.  Lord, forgive me for the things that I have done that does not glorify you. Remove from me the orphan and victim mentality. Please show me your heart for me..  Oh Lord I want to know the condition of my own heart and how I truly view myself. Bring forth and awaken the purpose for my life..  I surrender my all to you, when you see me slipping away, please pull me back and never let me fall. I want to be used by you.  In Jesus name, amen.

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