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You are Enough

I have been blessed with the honor and privilege of being able to intimately work with broken and hurting people. I love sharing my story with them of how I’ve been able to overcome my own brokenness and hurt…how I am STILL overcoming my own brokenness and hurt. More and more people ask me what’s the secret? The meds are helping, but they aren’t fixing the problem. How do I overcome this anxiety? How do I overcome this depression? How do I overcome the insecurity I feel every day; the feeling like I’m a failure or not enough? My answer…it’s simple…I lean into my faith. Not my religion…my faith. One day I made the decision to stop caring what everyone thinks of me and started learning more about who God is and what He thinks of me and my life. I stopped conforming to family rules and expectations, to religious rules and expectations, to societal and cultural rules and expectations. I love deeply, but stopped putting my self worth in what others think of me. And when that anxiety creeps back in, I use the tools I’ve learned to step back, re-root myself in Him because the anxiety usually stems back to worrying about whether or not I’m good enough. I am enough for God. YOU ARE ENOUGH for God. I pray today for each and every person to find the peace and rest I’ve been able to find in a God that can do ANYTHING. It’s really that simple. Stop caring what others think. Focus on the ONE that matters. Let Him guide your path. You will not be disappointed. You will feel more rested, more at peace and so much more love and joy in your heart.

Jirah You are enough!!

I’m already loved.

I’m already chosen.

I know who I am.

I know what You’ve spoken.

And that is ENOUGH!!

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Learning to Dance in the Rain

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.”

I used to feel like a victim. I walked through life feeling exhausted and crippled by my own perception of a situation. Exhaustion led me to become vulnerable to darkness. It led me to focus on all the ways I’d been mistreated, misunderstood, rejected or abandoned. It led me to see all the flaws in everyone around me. But as I grew closer to God, I realized that just the opposite is true. The only thing I’m a victim of is God’s mercy, grace and love. I have a Defender on my side and that Defender chose me on purpose to fight these battles. He chose me to walk into these storms because He knows that I can.

We have one life and one universal purpose in this life. Our purpose is simple. It’s to be a speck of light in a whole lot of dark. It’s to be the love in the hate. This does not mean that we should dismiss our feelings of sadness, anger, frustration, disappointment, or any other yucky feelings. It simply means that we can feel our ugly feelings without becoming crippled by them. It means that we can choose to walk right into a black storm and see it as an opportunity to be the eye; the calm and the light.

Today I choose to be the joy in my storms. I finally learned to dance in the rain and I am free. You can be free too!