In the South, we believe in LOTS of sweets! Sweet tea, sweet cupcakes, sweet coffee & sweet sugary kisses! So therefore its Sweet Home Louisiana. I LOVE sweets.. too much probably. Especially cupcakes!. Well this past weekend Jan 13th I moved back to Shreveport, Louisiana from Little Rock, Ar and being back in the boot has felt like a daze. As the days unfold I’ve tried to make each one as sweet as possible but it hasn’t worked, I’ve been going to all my favorites spots trying to find that sweet feeling and yet I’ve felt less than that.
They keep saying, “oh its just hard times” it will pass..
You hear when your grandparents, or at least I have. When they talk about when there were hard times and how they made it through & how glad they were when the hard times passed and how they had each other and made it through. Well right now I’m in the big middle of a messy hard season. Its a little different than what my grandparents went through.
My faith has been tested. I questioned, why if I serve such a good big God, why did this all have to happen to me? ( full story in first blog post)
I’ve done everything by the book I know possible.
Why Me God? I immediately knew I had to shift my thinking from that. You may be going through some of the same emotions and questions.. Why did my parent have to be taken from me at such a young age, why did I get cut from my job, why did my parents divorce, Whatever your WHY is? Don’t get stuck in it. Realize there’s much more to what you have going on, there’s still a purpose to be fulfilled and YOU have the answers for someone. I will never forget one of my longest all time favorite clients, Mrs Kathi. She is a respiratory therapist and has a dog rescue. She’s lived all over everywhere and has some pretty sweet stories. She is awesome! She commits her life to others and helping animals. She was on call the night of my accident and was one of the first people to see me.Was a total God moment that night. In the time to come I had forgotten she had a horrible horse back riding accident and broke her pelvis as well. She went through a very similar hard time. She was there for me. She sat with me in the hospital many days after her shift was over . She knew what I was going through. She was in my life, she always had a big smile, gave me a hug and a whole lot of encouragement. Saying that I was going to be ok. She had so much wisdom and advice for me in those dreadful days. Did she have her accident because of me, No, but she was able to help me along my way to recovery. She helped me believe and know things were going to be ok.
As I’ve dreaded being here in Shreveport, I recently heard the Holy Spirit loud and clear this week saying, DELANIE! Stop and rest in me! Enjoy your time being home. Things are going to be OK ! Things may not be as you want right now, but what I have in store is better than anything you think or dream you want! So right there I prayed to let my soul be at rest being here in Shreveport and for God to use me,
Look outside yourself and see if anyone around you is struggling. Be the difference & meet the need!That sweet feeling is found in purpose someone may need your story like I needed Mrs Kathi. YOU HAVE PURPOSE! You weren’t created to just go to work and pay your bills. You were created to have purpose and impact!
I want my story to help someone else. I want to make an an impact! I want to be used by God more than anything in this life! So that’s my prayer! I pray that if you’ve read this,today you decide to let God use you and use your story. You have a PURPOSE!!