Hope inspiration was my message today. Sunday was a different kind of Easter for me. I stayed home, didn’t attend any church service, and I’m very aware and eternally grateful for Christ giving his life for me. I’ve been in a deep, almost depressed slump since we moved. I truly believe that God will place you in situations and show you things when you are spiritually connected to him. I’ve been praying and trying to figure out what I was gonna do but yesterday I got answers to my quest for what was going on with me. Hope inspired me today…
I usually watch something on HGTV or DIY because I love to watch how people transform homes or their spaces. I get excited and think what I would do or what house I would have chosen. I love Chip & Joanna Gaines. Today was different, I turned on OWN and Super Soul Sunday was on. I’ve watched it before, but most of the time I’m at church when it comes on and I don’t DVR the show. That has changed for me. It was a marathon on and it started with the interview with Cynthia Bond, author of Ruby, a book I plan to purchase, read and give a review of. Oprah quoted a line from the book and I immediately shared it with all my social media outlets.
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This gave my spirit the hope I was praying for because I felt that everything I was going through, there was no hope. I was existing, but that was it. It reminds me of the number of scriptures that teach us about having faith. This picture is my thought of what I got from that quote and it gives me life. It spoke to me, time for me to do what I need to make myself happy, no matter what I do.
I am planting that seed with my class I’m taking, and I’ve enjoyed it so far. I’ve passed all my test so far and I’m ahead of schedule. I was so apprehensive about taking the class because of what I believed about myself and what I allowed others in my circle to say. People pleasing….letting go of that description of myself. Self absorption, yep gonna do this a little more. Not in a selfish way, but in a way that will allow me to do things that are satisfying to my soul. This is what the audacious hope of rooted things means to me. Hope allows me to exhale.
Taking my Medical Transcription class, Cafe Mocha Creations, Kitsy Lane, and my future endeavors give me life, creates hope. The love of my family gives me life but that’s not all I need and I’ve made them the center of my life. Today, planting that seed of hope gives me life.