Over a few years ago. I called my blog the title you see there at the top of this page. Struggling blessed but not alone on the journey. Today as I am struggling so much more in my life. God brought it to my attention the title of my blog. I have to say as I thought about it. While speaking with God in prayer. I realized that has been my whole life. Yes, I will share more of my life with you all soon, I do know as I have been writing for the last year. I have let you in on some of my life. I am going to share even more with you all in the weeks and months to come. However, let me get back to the title of my blog. As I was talking with God. He was and has been showing me a lot that he is working on with me. Yes, I do struggle! Yes, I am Blessed! Yes, I am not alone on my journey for sure. God shows up every day ready for me. I do want to let you all know this is not only true for me. It is true for you as well. Please, as I have been writing in the last year. My prayer is that you see the Glory of God in my life. If you do know me for any amount of time. You have heard me give God the glory for all of my life. I need to say I want you to understand right now before I move on with my Journey. Please understand, you are loved by God. Even if the world has let you down. God has not. I know this is hard if you are going through something (a struggle) right now. I do want to walk along side you and let you know. God loves you so much. He knew you before you were in your mother’s womb. God tells this to Jeremiah.
Let’s go to the bible, in the book of Jeremiah, (1:5).
It says, “before I formed you in the womb, I knew you; before you were born, I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.” Now, before you say Yes, but the second part of that verse is told to Jeremiah for he made him a prophet to the nations. Let me share with you. God did not just create one person. If we go back to the Book of Genesis just the first chapter. You Learn that God created everything. So, at this point you were created as well. Now you may not become a prophet for the nations nevertheless, here is what God does say about creating all of us. Genesis (1:27-28); So, God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. 28: God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”
This tells me and it should tell you as well. He created you for a lot too. We again may not be a prophet for the nations. However, he shows us that in the beginning he created man and woman in his image. Then I want to show you just in Jeremiah, that not only was he created like you and me. He is sharing with Jeremiah he knew the plans he had for him before he was in his mother’s womb. I know there are many more versus and people in the Bible that tell us about being created, as well as the plans he has for all of us.
Nevertheless, today I pulled that one out from Jeremiah just to show you all. That he created him to do big things in Jeremiah’s time. If you read on you see Jeremiah saying that he is just a young person. Again, I want you to see that God started on his plans for us. Not only in our mother’s womb but his plans were at work as soon as we were born. In our young age. Now, let me share with you my own story at a young age. I pray as you read my story you may see. Gods work in you as well. Now, I was diagnosed at a young age with a vision disability. As I look back it was always rearing its ugly head even before the doctors told my parents. This disability was not found until I was at the age of 11 years old. My family was told at that time. That I had a form of Macular degeneration called Stargardt (a child’s form of Macular degeneration). When the doctor told my dad and mother all they wanted was for the doctors to fix it. Now, they did share that there was no cure for what I had. But there were devices to help me see. So, let me also share. I do love my parents very much. Nevertheless, I say this with a lot of love. My parents do love the Lord. Yes, they took my eye problem before the lord in prayer all the time. Of course, they wanted a miracle. That miracle of course that everyone was praying for was for me to get my 20/20 sight back. Well, today I can say I did not get that miracle. My sight is even worst then at that time. Through the years, I really did not see this but, it was slowly changing for the worst. Today, I sit here in pretty much being totally blind. I now have to say my struggle all of my life and still even today is harder than ever. At a young age my parents I do believe they really did want the best for me. Nevertheless, they had and still have so many problems of their own. That they could not see a way to really help their daughter. They at one point told me. I just needed to be married and someone would take care of me. I laugh today for I am not married. Of course, every little girl dream is to be married. However, that was not at this time the road God had or has for me. I even all my school years all the adults (teachers) would just really share with me. That I was so pretty that I would just meet someone and be cared for. Again, I am laughing for this is not happened. Not true. Now let me share with you as everyone was sharing my married status with me. I told my mother that God had a plan for me. That one day I would make a difference in this world. I do still believe that with all my heart. For let me share with you as I am writing this blog to you all today. And my life is harder than ever I do see God working behind the scenes.
Today, as I was praying to God and he showed me my Title of my blog. I do believe it was not by chance that I picked that title that day. My struggles that day was just as hard as it always has been. Yet, God said look at the second part of that Title. Not a lone on the journey. Yes, I am physically alone. However, he has walked along side me at every turn and decade. I have stories to share with the world for his glory. I have shared my story from time to time with people that I do meet. People have said, “You need to write a book to help others”
Currently, my struggles have gotten worse But, as I have been battling with a lot of trials in my life. I do believe it is time to share with the world my story. Still, I do pray people do learn to know that they can make it through anything. That God never promises an easy life for anyone. But, if you put your trust, hope, faith, belief, and seek him out. God! That is. He will make a way for you. God created you and me for so much more. Yes, the struggles for me are hard. Hence, my God is bigger than all of them. The thing I think the most at this point as I do struggle and there are very few people behind me. My God is greater than this world and he is working with me. I do believe as I have shared God knew me before the world did. God has a plan for all. But today, I do know my place in this world is to show the world. You all may have given up on me. However, My Lord and savior has not. Please, as I do share my story and my struggles. Know your story and struggles are real and true. Yet! Hang on! Hang in there! Know he is working for you to. Just, I pray you see who to have faith in. Even when you feel like nothing is happening. I do believe he is working harder to help you through it. Keep praying and working to see him. Wait on his timing. I say this for me too. However, he will not be a day late or a dollar shy. I do have many stories in the weeks to come to share how he worked it out. For me in the past. I just need to hang on to see what he is doing with me now. I know each time I have seen his work done in my life. It has been better than I have ever thought it could be. I do have many great stories. You do to I am sure. We at times just forget how he made away before.
This walk I am almost totally sure is going to get harder for me. For in the last few years it has but, I will stay faithful and let God do a greater work in me. I know I will not let the world label me. I am here to show you all MY GOD IS IN CONTROL!
I pray today you see this story and come back to hear more about what God is doing in my life. To give him the glory. Also, to show you all. He not only has created you, but his plan is greater than anything the world can promise you.
I love you all and am praying that you hang in there. If you have a struggle of your own. Seek the Lord out. Get that bible out and read it and talk with him. He is waiting on you. I challenge you to pray to him. Prayer does work! Having faith in the Lord is more powerful than wishing on a star. Blessings to all. 😊