I saw this photo from Shawn McKenzie and loved it. I wrote some encouraging words below it for women like this. I pray it blesses you. The revelation blessed me.
If you are this, understand that every man is not looking for this. Make sure you’re ok with that fact and remember to not take a step back waiting for someone who doesn’t understand the value of this, to catch up. They just may not be in to you, or ready for you, or just not checking for you. That’s ok. If there is only one for you that means don’t gaze into the eyes of every man in the multitude wondering if he is the one. It may sound cliche but fix your eyes on GOD. If you deal in Faith you know HE will not make you ashamed, HE knows what you need, want and how to give it to you. HE is your Father. Your greatest champion who knows and calls you by name. Speak your name and who you are and what GOD has Himself said about you. It will help you to remember you’re worthy. As for me, my name is Bridgette. Though I had strayed I am called and chosen. I am waiting, I am patient, I am grateful and I Am LOVE.
People on the outside may jest about your small beginnings. They may whisper about your place in the hood, your beat up car, you having less education, your missed opportunities, your failures. Lets recognize that these things are a part of life. Its all part and parcel to having your dreams come true. Step by step and even your missteps are all apart of GODS plan to prepare you. Prepare you for your place in the upscale neighborhood, the car of your dreams, your graduation, your open doors and your successes. Please don’t focus on the things or activities mentioned. They were used to make a point. Focus on the fact that your small beginnings, your story, your past, are all for HIS Glory. ~Humility Outside the Window Looking In
Word: Extend Grace, Extend Patience, Extend Mercy, Extend Love, Extend Your Hand. Do this even when…especially when, you think someone else doesn’t need or deserve it. Why Bridgette?! Well I’m glad you asked.
Because you never know…actually you do usually know that is very often extended to you.
A perfect man/woman is unreal.
Give everything you want in return.
Love for Love….forgiveness for forgiveness…appreciation for appreciation…encouragement for encouragement….
You get the point.
As I always say…”The seed you sow is the seed that will grow. Cultivate a GODLY Garden”
Always understand that there is a huge difference in being a good person and GOD’S person. While one garners the smiles and camaraderie of man; the other will ensure favor with GOD which causes favor with the “right” man and possible shunning or hatred from the other man. All because you take a stand.
Don’t just choose to be good. Choose GOD. Don’t choose to be liked by everyone, seek to be loved by the right ones. Remember, not even JESUS was loved by all.
Sometimes, despite the best of intentions and even the best of actions you are completely misunderstood. You’re thought to be the bad guy, when you’re really the good guy. Maybe the misunderstanding is to save you from a bad guy and save your for a good guy. Don’t ask why…Just Trust.
I just told you not to ask that, stop being hard-headed.