No one can be compared to God, enthroned on high! He stoops down to look upon the earth and the skies. TPT Psalm 113:4
I have this thing.
This one thing.
That always trips me up.
I always worry about what other people think about me.
As a mother
As a wife
As a minister
As a biblical counselor
As a writer
As a friend
As a sister
Just as me.
And it’s something I am consciously aware of.
However, it rears its ugly head every time I’m in the room with someone I compare myself to.
And that is just the problem.
I shouldn’t care about the comparison.
The only one I need to impress is God himself.
So I am going to go back and remember a series I wrote called
The Audience of One. I hope you enjoy the journey with me.
The first post will be up Wednesday.
I have a history of addiction as well.
I know how easily it is for me to turn towards something other than God to fill me.
I have at times desired the blessings of God and not the Blesser.
The healing and not the Healer.
The provision and not the Provider, etc.
May we all turn towards an Audience of One.
Until then Beloved, Shalom.
25 Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you. 26 My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
Really y’all I’m just another Samaritan woman seeking living water and pouring out where I see need for encouragement. I am 48, mother to four girls ages 16-26, Gigi to the most handsome 2-year-old little boy, Fibromyalgia warrior, minister, writer, and a lifetime learner.
I am writing my first book, slowly but surely, six chapters in, as our blessed first love has called me to share His glory in my story. I feel lost in that familiar desert place, and thankful for the manna that is there miraculously every day. I am overcoming hour by hour the condemning voices of the enemy and learning to love myself. It has been an arduous journey. This wordsmith journey, but so worth it.
I became a licensed minister in 2010. However, I do not currently work in the ministry. I share Christ's love through devotional blogging. I have a degree in Church Ministry, was pursuing my degree in Christian Care and Counseling at Oral Roberts University, but now am pursuing Life Coaching, and Neurolinguistic Programming Master Practioner Certifications and a business license.
I am a certified women’s biblical counselor through the Extraordinary Women's program at Light University. I am working on their Addiction and Recovery program now too. Yes, I am a glutton for punishment with a wealth of life experiences with which I can minister comfort to others. I'm a lover of a good book, writing, singing, and music, and my nemesis is the perpetual laundry pile. Blessings to you and yours, <3Melinda
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