“Who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.”Titus 2:14 NIV
After spending years hiding behind my so called mask, I decided to unmask the truth. I was what you would call a pretender, pretending to be that individual who could handle any situation, the strong woman that had been through hell and high waters, no matter what; she was still standing by the Grace of God. To my surprise, after talking, hearing from other individuals that have been through situational circumstances in life I have learned, we are all broken vessels, we are all a work in progress, we all fall short of his glory.
The moment I unmasked the truth from within, I begin to see and feel others that were afraid of the truth, MASKS STILL ON!!! August 17, 2017 Gods truth began, the brokenness settled in temporarily. My journey down The 46th Mile Road to Redemption finally kicked into full gear as the Lord allowed this heartbreak and pain, breaking my heart in the way He breaks when he sees His people, the church, the world, pretending among themselves from fear, pain, rejection, guilt and shame.
The Lord knows he did not create us to pretend, as Christians we need to stop trying to project an image that everything is in order; our lives are complete. If they are; I am happy for you, this doesn’t apply to you, but if you are in the pretending stage like I was, this message applies to you. The sooner I stopped pretending, God begin his work in and through me.
God sees and knows how broken we are from the beginning to end. When I truly opened up my heart to him, God’s Grace began to restore and heal the pieces of my broken and shattered life. I felt precious, like gold sort to speak. I was desperate to know him 100%. God took my sinful past, presented a newness to my life in a matter of months. My past mistakes are just that MY PAST. I am qualified, forgiven, shielded by the blood of Jesus. By his stripes I am healed. Proclaiming the healing as to my everyday living, walking the roads less traveled. Thank God for his angels; the devil had a plan to kill me BUT GOD intercepted, he blocked it, he wouldn’t let me fall. He knew I had work to do. Thanking God for his compassion and forgiveness.
My memoir The 46th Mile Road to Redemption will take you down the road of discovery. Your past might not be as dark as mine, Different Story Same Glory (Previous post) however through prayer, scripture and obedience we all have the same outcome. God your holy presence resides within us all. I’ll invite you the reader in on a little secret Redemption starts from within.
“Happy is the man that findeth wisdom and the man the getteth understanding.”Proverbs 3:13 KJV