Do you ever feel a pull on your life to begin exploring things from the past and the present so you can clearly see the future? I’d recommend it as an exercise in seeing what God has done in your life.
For me, I look at this more as a way of opening the way and pushing through the muck to see that the experiences I’ve had are there for a reason. All of it: the amazingly joyful times and the times that are heartbreaking. It has all been in my life to make me who I am to be and to share that with others.
I came from a life that is now like a dream to me. We had it hard growing up and I feel that it has been meant for something. It will not be in vain. God chose to use those times and my current times- the good and the bad- to glorify Him. I endeavor to show the days He's given me. All days...normal days and not-so-normal days.
I have processed my story internally and given God the glory for where he has brought me from, but I think it's time for us to begin sharing the gifts He has given in both the good and bad times.
My life has been a patchwork of things that have become beautiful. Some important people in my life have been crafty. They sewed and did quilting projects, making something that was quite spectacular out of scraps. I was thinking that Patchwork was a good description of what my life is becoming. I plan to piece together things so the beauty shows. The beauty in my flaws, the loveliness of my weakness, The allure of the grace that has enveloped my life.
I hope you will consider reflecting on this as well. - Meghan (originally posted in 2021)