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Welcome to my online home. I am so excited that you are here. I am very thankful for this early Christmas present from God to me to you. I pray that this site will be a place where you can come to get a boost of encouragement, learn something new or meet and inspire other women as well.
Welcome to my online home. I am so excited that you are here.  I am very thankful for this early Christmas present from God to me to you. I pray that this site will be a place where you can come to get a boost of encouragement, learn something new or meet and inspire other women as well.  

My inspiration comes from a time in my life when I found myself at a place where I was giving up on my life. I wasn't suicidal but I just did not feel valuable. I was falling apart on the inside but I was acting like a pillar of strength on the outside.  I had every reason to be happy. I beat myself up for not being more grateful for my wonderful life. After all I have a loving husband and four beautiful kids. I live in a beautiful home and I had a great job. But still there always seemed to be something missing.

I started thinking that I needed to do more so I could feel more accomplished. When people asked what I was up to I could feel better about myself by rattling off a large list of things that I had going on. In 2007 our fourth child was born. I became a mother again to another beautiful daughter. My son was born 16 years prior so I was a little rusty on being a mommy to a new born. Instead of cutting myself some slack I put being a mommy on my running list of things that I was not doing well. Then I began to feel worthless.

I shared my feelings with a few women and soon found that I wasn't the only woman that felt this way. Some of us have been looking for our worth in a man, a job, our children, our looks, material things or our accomplishments. This mentality sets us up for failure. I found though that this is because it is not meant for me or you to expect people or things to fulfill us.

I stopped going to church and for a while and I felt like maybe God wasn't listening to me. But no matter how dark things seemed I continued to pray, read my Bible and books that pertained to my situation. After some time I could feel myself feeling better as I allowed God's love to penetrate my heart. He began showing me things every day to remind me of how special I am to Him.

Ironically, the very things that I thought would break me are the things that have me so in awe of God. He has been so creative in the ways that He inspires me. He tells me that I am valuable and I have a purpose. This message seems to be in every song, scripture, book, sermon and every intimate word that is spoken to me. He speaks to my fears, my insecurity, and my feelings of abandonment.

This is my prayer for you.

I pray that through this site you will experience the Lord this way as well. I pray that you are encouraged and inspired and feel better than ever before about your worth and purpose in Christ. I hope that you become overwhelmed by His unfailing love for you.  I pray that Christ would use me to stir up His Gift on the inside of you and make you shine from the inside out.  In Jesus Name, Amen.

Reflection:

How does God speak to you? Throughout your day be intentional at looking and listening for Him. I guarantee that He will make you smile. He wants you to know how special you are and how much He loves you. Maybe His voice will be in a song or in a special scripture that you know is just for you. Record how He inspires you in a journal so you can refer back to it. I would love to hear about how the Lord speaks to you or inspires you. Please feel free to leave a comment or join me on Facebook.

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