This flood has given me the opportunity to go through some old journals, letters, cards and notes I have written to myself or received from others. The timing is amazing because graduation always brings on a spirit of reminiscing. Despite some of the damage that the flood has done, it has also brought a level of healing and elevation that was unexpected. One of the boxes that was unsalvageable contained my 2008 graduation gifts from my family. One of the items was a personalized keepsake box that I put a few pictures in, a $1.00 bill, my cords, and a note that contained all of my worries. I listed out my worries which included making my student loan payments, my family and my future. But at the end of that letter, this is what I wrote:
” My prayer: God I pray that you take all of my worries and work them out for my good. May your will be done in my life. Help me to be all that you want me to be, walking in my purpose and destiny. Thank you in advance. Amen.”
Everything that I worried about in 2009, God WORKED IT OUT. I always orally expressed that I never wanted to get married but in my writings to myself it consistently appears. Five years ago no one could have paid me to believe that I would be where I am today, still with worries but not the ones I had 5 years ago. But I took my worries and gave them to God and He worked every single one of them out.
I hope this post inspires someone to take all of their burdens off of themselves and release it through writing or verbalizing and then look back a few days, months or years from now and see how it has been worked out FOR YOUR GOOD. Be blessed. Be you. Do you. Live in your truth. Tell your story. On your own terms.