God blesses those who are humble, for they will inherit the whole earth. ~Matthew 5:5
Much has happened in the way of obstacles, change, and growth. Each experience, however, has made me a stronger and more remarkable woman. I will take this opportunity to share with you why I am blessed. I am a remarkable and unorthodox individual, and there is nothing that anyone can do about it. Why? Well because . . .
· I am blessed because I have sown sacrificial not superficial seeds.
· I am blessed because I embrace my flaws as an advantage as opposed to crutch.
· I am blessed because I live as Santresa (San) on purpose and not as a carbon copy of my social media status.
· I am blessed because I accept that my imperfections are gifts and purposely live my life as opposed to exist in it.
There is nothing more beautiful or that exudes more self-confidence than being authentically who you are. Living with a peace of mind is invaluable and in recent months has proven not only beneficial, but necessary. A while ago when I decided to do this, enemies became agitated, my disposition towards loving more of myself became evident, my smile became infectious, I stop worrying about my needs that God promised he would supply, my uncomfortable became comfortable, and I’ve exuded without qualms just how much I love being, me. The lesson that I learned was to stop building walls with my words and actions that became obstacles (which I have overcome) in my life. Instead, I faced and defeated my "ugly truths", embraced my imperfections, loved more of and made time for those that have always loved me, laughed, and most importantly, continued to LIVE ON and WITH PURPOSE.
I no longer wonder why I've been blessed BEYOND my prayers of needs and wants. I have come into the understanding that I'm reaping the harvest of the seeds I've sown for years. Clarification! Nothing . . . nothing that I have now has not been without sacrifice, pain, vulnerability, tough truths, hard work, His mercy and favor. Guess what!? He is only getting started. Dear readers, let Him work in your life and STOP getting in your own way. To the faithful, he sees your heart and will continue to keep you. All that my enemies meant for bad, He not only shifted towards good, but is continuing to bless me with better than I was originally supposed to receive. Thank you, Jesus! I am happy, full of joy and gratitude as well as blessed with a peace of mind independent of outwards circumstances. Change IS good!
How has He been a blessing for you?