Discover Your Inner Masterpiece
Hey Pretty Lady!
A first heartbreak is hard to forget right?! I still remember mine.
Like every other couple, we had our ups and downs– in hindsight more downs than ups. But I was committed to this person because I really believed God had sent him into my life as my future mate. I felt I had done everything right in preparation for being in a relationship. I had always been very selective in choosing whom I would date. At age 24/25 I felt I had reached a pretty good maturity level to be able to dive into the long-term dating scene. And lastly I was committed to practicing abstinence, so I felt that my heart and soul was free to experience love no strings attached. I was so devastated at how the relationship ended. I will never forget the excruciating physical and emotional pain that I felt throughout my entire being for months as I processed that relationship. But honey, that’s a post for another day.
Three years later I opened my heart to love again. He was older, more mature, and held a prominent position within a church. I was #winning (or so I thought)! I have zero time for details but let’s just say it didn’t end well due to his actions. I do, however, have time to tell you how God began to piece me back together again.
Your choice changes your outcome
See, every woman responds differently, but there’s something I’ve noticed about pain. It will either push you towards its source, because of the comfort of familiarity; it will cause you to reject its source, because of the known or perceived consequences; or if severe enough, it will drive you straight to THE SOURCE- God!
After that last painful breakup, I felt like a contestant on Let’s Make a Deal. I was like, ” Listen, Monty, I’ll take God behind door number 3 because I’m not about this relationship life anymore.” Feeling emotionally distraught and rejected I swore off relationships and sought solace in the comfort of God’s arms.
For me, that looked like tuning out distractions such as TV and the internet and spending time in prayer genuinely seeking a spiritual connectivity with God my creator as well as seeking truth from His holy word that could speak to my despair.
Relationship leads to discovery
Thinking back to that time in my life I can feel the warmth of the love God poured on me as I pursued him. I’m honestly getting teary eyed writing this because truthfully, I simply made myself available to him and he pursued me ever so gently. As I prayed He graced me with His presence and as I read more he revealed Himself on the pages of my bible. And I love that He didn’t just stop there, from the same pages he began to show me my own worth and value.
Ephesians 2:10 says, “For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” (NLT). When I read that it was forever branded on my heart as a favorite scripture. Never before had I ever considered myself to be so valuable. For more clarity I looked up the definition of a masterpiece. Merriam-Webster defines it as a work done with extraordinary skill; a supreme intellectual or artistic achievement. Most artists are not able to duplicate such a work or art at the same level. I was immediately empowered to embrace and love myself from a new place of confidence.
What I have come to love about intimate relationship building is that it is a catalyst for self-discovery. Those of us fortunate enough to experience the blessing of such relationships (natural or spiritual) have a profound appreciation for people that can reveal and affirm hidden thoughts or ideas that provide us with a new way of viewing life or viewing ourselves.
As the supremely skilled artist only God can begin to reveal to you, his divinely created masterpiece, his thoughts of you and his plans for you (Jeremiah 29:11). He can show you how everything in your life will work together for your good (Romans 8:28). Knowing that can begin to change the course of your life forever.
If you don’t know Christ intimately, I’d like to invite you to begin a relationship with him. One that begins simply with a prayer. “Lord I am a woman who needs and wants to be in relationship with you. I acknowledge my sins and all other things that may have kept me away from you. I confess that Jesus is Lord and believe that he died and God raised him from the dead. (Romans 10:9-10). Thank you for the amazing grace and love that you have shown me. Fill me with you Spirit and reveal to me the truth about who you created me to be. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.”
If you prayed that prayer please email me at shavon@theEYEcandywife.com for resources and next steps for your new relationship with Christ.
Have an enjoyable weekend, I’ll talk to you on Monday!