Do you believe in such a thing called “perfect timing”? I sure do. I mean, think about it. If everything was coincidental or happened by “fluke” then what would be the point to anything? We could pretend there is no such thing as God’s perfect will, but then all of our hope would be lost. Our prayers would be empty. Our lives would be meaningless.
Looking back on life, I am rest-assured that there were no “accidents” involved. I believe that everything happened for a reason, whether I know the meaning of those reasons or not. In the midst of everything that has happened, I am certain that God used each of my “low-points” as part of His divine plan to bring me back into a relationship with His one and only Son, Jesus.
Three years ago, I made the best decision I could have ever made by accepting Jesus into my heart. Since then, I believe I have been changed, healed, and restored back to the perfect will of God, only through His Son, Jesus Christ. If it were not for the days leading up to when I was saved by Jesus, then I’m not so sure I would have found Him in the first place. I was living pretty care-free and comfortably prior to knowing Him, and even still I had no thoughts about wanting to change. But then came a time in my life where I hit “rock bottom.” I’m positive that most of us have experienced a low-point in our lives, as we are never guaranteed an easy life. But when I reached this low-point, I was unsure of who I was or what the meaning of my life meant.
I’ve sat in a therapists office several times and spoke to many people about my problems. Friends and family members have listened to me for a countless amount of hours just trying to figure out why I was feeling so down. There actually came a time where I needed to ask myself this question: Why do I feel like this? I could try to figure it out by picking apart my thought-patterns and recognizing what my weakness’ was, but truthfully I needed to look myself in the mirror and ask myself where my identity was being placed.
Was I placing my identity in others? Was I trying to make an image for myself?
I asked myself these questions on a daily basis until finally, I had an encounter with the Lord, where He said ” ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” John 8:32
What? What do you mean the truth? And how does the truth set me free? Free from what?
He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.
Sin is like a cancerous tumor that will continue to grow in our lives until we find a cure. When we ask Jesus to forgive us for our sins, He begins to remove the weight and burden of our sins. Sin is what separates us from living in relationship with God. Once we have accepted Jesus as our Lord and Saviour, sin may creep back into our lives from time to time but it cannot and WILL not rule over us as it once did. When we accept Jesus, He gives us the power to say “NO. I am not a SLAVE to sin, I belong to JESUS.” The battle we face is real, and it doesn’t end once we’ve accepted Jesus. If anything, things may seem even harder in our lives. But when we know that we have Jesus working on our behalf, we can find true rest and comfort in knowing that we have been set free from bondage and delivered into the arms of an almighty, powerful God who loves us deeply. And one day, after we’ve accepted this as the truth, we will be able to dwell in a place where sin is no longer present, Heaven.
Jesus was the only One that could free me from the sin I was living in. That sin was made so real in depths of my eating disorder until I finally said “ENOUGH!”
My praise and thanks belong to Jesus, for saving me from the battle of sin that I could have never won on my own.
Strength and honor are her clothing;
She shall rejoice in time to come.