• Revelation 12:11 ” And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love their life, even when they faced death.
• Romans 8: 37 ” But in all these things, we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us.”
to remain alive or in existence. Or, a person who lives through a life event that many die from.
an individual that not only survives opposition but defeats it, flips it around and uses it to give God the well deserved glory. And brings others out of bondage.
T R A N S P A R E N T • M O M E N T
One of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do is learn to love myself. Every imperfection, scar, bruise, flaw everything. It’s not easy and everyday I’m working on it. You see, being broken is all I’ve ever known. I didn’t love anything about myself because I was a fatherless child. I never had a daddy to tell me I was beautiful, to take me to dances, out to dinner, to school events, etc. The only males that I’ve ever encountered in my life were negative and abusive. It broke my heart and crushed my spirit. I’ve always dreamt of being a daddy’s girl growing up. It really didn’t happen. I was battling so much alone, and eventually depression crept in. I began warring for my life- literally! I was so overwhelmed, the devil had me believing I was defeated and would die depressed. And for a long time I believed it. I went through years of depression. Suicide was on my mind heavy and constant. But In the midst of the ugly God started working and I mean working!!! I can finally say, that He’s restoring me, I’m on a road to wholeness! I no longer have that mind and I’m no longer depressed! -Thank You JESUS! God was not only working on me; but my relationship with my biological father. He’s rebuilding my confidence, He’s restoring the joy, peace and faith I lost along the way. As well as the strength to tell my story. He’s transitioning me from broken to healed and whole. He’s switching my title from survivor to overcomer. From survivor of suicide to suicide OVERCOMER. From survivor of depression to depression OVERCOMER. Abuse survivor to Abuse Overcomer! Y’all, it’s a rough process, a battle worth fighting. I know with God, I will overcome everything! With victory over the things that almost caused me my life, that snatched away my sanity, joy and so much more. I don’t have it together, but with God I will overcome. I can honestly testify that- I was the MOST broken, lost, abused, neglected, rebellious, mean and fearful sheep. A sheep who went astray due to fear, rejection and shame. A sheep who Jesus pursued after and rescued from the pit. A sheep who was loved and redeemed by a HOLY GOD who thought I was worth dying for. My sins and all! – My journey of healing and overcoming is just beginning- I’m just thankful I’m no longer traveling through this season alone. He never leaves or forsakes His children and that’s a promise He’s never broken. I’m SO thankful for being adopted by the Most High as His own daughter. To know that I will never be a Fatherless child again makes my heart smile. We aren’t defeated, we are chosen and with the help our Father and savior Jesus Christ, we will overcome.
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