A Tribute to 2015

Thank you 2015. You almost broke me, but well, you didn’t. I came out stronger, more determined, more anchored in my faith, in my identity. You showed me just how strong I really am. You showed me just how hopeless life can be when you don’t have something to anchor you to truth. You showed me truth about what is right, what I need, and what I don’t need. You showed me who isn’t right, who I need, and who I don’t need. You showed me that no matter what others do or the levels they stoop to to try and hurt, control, or manipulate, I still have a choice. I answer to no one. I am my own person responsible for me. That others can only control me if I let them. That you can’t place value on worthless opinions. That you have to take ownership and responsibility for your part and then forgive yourself, and others. That the things you may do aren’t an indication of who you are. That feelings are a great guide but should NOT be your ultimate compass. And LOVE ALWAYS WINS! So in honor of all that hardship and, in turn, all that growth, I say thank you and goodbye. Goodbye to unhealthy mindsets and patterns.

Goodbye to toxic and unfruitful relationships.

Goodbye to hopelessness.

Goodbye to worry.

Goodbye to fear.

Goodbye to shame and unforgiveness.

Goodbye to anything that keeps me from living out my true destiny and calling and keeps part of me locked away.

2016, I am coming for you with a vengeance. Let’s have fun! #freedom!!!

One thought on “A Tribute to 2015

  1. Yay God! Wow….wow…wow! Listen to these powerful words from Scripture that so emphasize and echo your description of your experiences in 2015! God has fulfilled His Word in your life this past year…and it is just the beginning of a fresh outpouring of His goodness towards you dear daughter! We love you!


    18 We have sufferings now, but these are nothing compared to the great glory that will be given to us. 19 Everything that God made is waiting with excitement for the time when he will show the world who his children are. The whole world wants very much for that to happen. 20 Everything God made was allowed to become like something that cannot fulfill its purpose. That was not its choice, but God made it happen with this hope in view: 21 That the creation would be made FREE from ruin—that everything God made would have the same FREEDOM and glory that belong to God’s children.

    22 We know that everything God made has been waiting until now in pain like a woman ready to give birth to a child. 23 Not only the world, but we also have been waiting with pain inside us. We have the Spirit as the first part of God’s promise. So we are waiting for God to finish making us his own children. I mean we are waiting for our bodies to be made free. 24 We were saved to have this hope. If we can see what we are waiting for, that is not really hope. People don’t hope for something they already have. 25 But we are hoping for something we don’t have yet, and we are waiting for it patiently.

    26 Also, the Spirit helps us. We are very WEAK, but the Spirit helps us WITH OUR WEAKNESSES. We don’t know how to pray as we should, but THE SPIRIT HIMSELF SPEAKS TO GOD FOR US. begs God for us, speaking to him with feelings too deep for words. 27 God already knows our deepest thoughts. And he understands what the Spirit is saying, because the Spirit speaks for his people in the way that agrees with what God wants.

    28 We know that in everything God works for the good of those who love him. These are the people God chose, because that was his plan. 29 God knew them before he made the world. And he decided that they would be like his Son. Then Jesus would be the firstborn of many brothers and sisters. 30 God planned for them to be like his Son. He chose them and made them right with him. And after he made them right, he gave them his glory.

    God’s Love in Christ Jesus
    31 So what should we say about this? If God is for us, no one can stand against us. And God is with us. 32 He even let his own Son suffer for us. God gave his Son for all of us. So now with Jesus, God will surely give us all things. 33 Who can accuse the people God has chosen? No one! God is the one who makes them right. 34 Who can say that God’s people are guilty? No one! Christ Jesus died for us, but that is not all. He was also raised from death. And now he is at God’s right side, speaking to him for us. 35 Can anything separate us from Christ’s love? Can trouble or problems or persecution separate us from his love? If we have no food or clothes or face danger or even death, will that separate us from his love? 36 As the Scriptures say,

    “For you we are in danger of death all the time.
    People think we are worth no more than sheep to be killed.”
    37 But in all these troubles we have complete victory through God, who has shown his love for us. 38-39 Yes, I am sure that nothing can separate us from God’s love—not death, life, angels, or ruling spirits. I am sure that nothing now, nothing in the future, no powers, nothing above us or nothing below us—nothing in the whole created world—will ever be able to separate us from the love God has shown us in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

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