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Material wealth doesn't make us blessed...
I'm not blessed because of material possessions or access to specific spaces.
I’m blessed because of the quality of relationships surrounding me, even in immaturity.
I prayed for these days of acceptance.
It started inward in my mind before projecting out to those around me. I couldn't see community until what was in me healed. My perspective changed from woe is me to thank God for seeing me.
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⚠️ I realized isolation was a choice, just like offense and embarrassment.
⚠️ We decide to show up in life daily, rain or shine.
🚨The best choice is to do so WITH God.
It's not easy to walk in close proximity to an individual. Parts of your heart become exposed. These are the areas God wants to deal with—only revealed through the closeness of certain relationships for refinement.
If you're looking to fit in, you won't. Our callings will always require us to stand out.
That's the point.
God didn't create us the same.
Who you do life with matters, but be the person who will fight for the friendships and relationships after you catch the revelation from God on who they are to you and the importance of their presence on your journey to becoming.
Scripture reference: Mark 10:29-30
I thank God for those who see me and decide to stay.
Thank you for calling me out of dark places, speaking to the woman God says I am in my hiding, sitting with me in silence, and celebrating with me on significant life accomplishments.
To those who didn't, I don't love you any less. Despite the length of time, it's an honor to cross paths with those I've had the opportunity to venture with.
And I thank God for that. #keepgoing
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