I have recently started a new Daily Devotional called 100 Days To Brave which has been the most wonderful way to start my day and a great way to remind myself each morning, with a pep talk on Being Brave… Some days I wake up brave and some days, I really need the gentle reminder.
A recent page in the book said the following:
“Seeing other people be brave makes me want to be brave too. It’s a domino effect.
That’s why we have to start. That’s why we have to go first. That’s why we have to be brave – so that others will be inspired to be brave along with us.
We can be brave because we were always meant to be brave.”
And this got me thinking about sharing my story, my testimony about Being Brave.
I have touched on this before, in my struggle with my last pregnancy – you can read more in this post. And I spoke about it when I said a few words at ZB’s Baby Dedication:
“To say that ZB’s pregnancy, her birth and the last six months have been life changing are an understatement, and probably not in the way you would expect… I am a very different person to who I was in July last year and all because I am so much closer to Jesus.
I have always been a follower and believer in Jesus, attended church, prayed through good times and bad and always been a child of God. But during my pregnancy last year, I plummeted into a very deep, dark space and the only way I could get through each day was by having faith. Faith that Jesus would only give me what I could bear, faith that even at the worst my sickness would only last nine months and wasn’t terminal, faith that after two miscarriages and prayers I was growing miracle baby, faith that no matter how sick I felt, our baby girl was growing and healthy, and faith that Jesus knew I needed Him and would turn to Him and Him in this despair. And now a year later, would be closer to Him than ever before.”
At the end of 2016, during one of the darkest times in my life, I found Jesus. I opened my heart to Him and let him fill my soul and my being. I gave my life to Him. And my life has been forever changed.
Since opening the door of my heart to Him, He has blessed life in so many ways. So many more doors have opened. He has given life to our home and our family, He has blessed us with new friendships and new opportunities, He has reminded us of what and who is important, He has guided us into believing it is okay to let go, He has removed so much of the toxic we had encountered and He lead us down the path to our new and forever Church home.
“God is with us; he is our leader…” – 2 Chronicles 13:12
Do you have a brave story to share? I would love to hear it.