AUTHENTIC ME; After I gave my life to the Lord I was transformed from the inside out (still an every second of my existence process) and through that I am now an emotional person; something I never was.
I have been told multiple times “Krystell you wear your heart on your sleeve!!!”
All the emotions I suppressed for years have and are now coming up.
I work on controlling them and not let them control me. Proverbs 4:23 says, “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” However, it’s a hard process, for I am human, through a foundation of prayer, patience, obedience, applying myself and reverence I am learning each day more.
It’s not an easy process but it’s been a process that has been worth it. I have gone through situations that have hurt me but have also built me to be who I am today. I will admit that I have also hurt others without meaning to. (Molding seasons as I call them.) Something I have learned is that God will never expose us to shame but to change and built us up. Like He did with Paul. And through the testimony of what He has and continues to do through you, others see Him.
Failure is something that trough a lot of experience I have learned, but through that God uses experiences to stretch and grow me in those specific areas. Magnifying mercy and grace in my life.
Many Christian women have struggles that we don’t speak about. In shame of being judged or criticized.
But sis, yes, YOU reading this….I have joyful news for you! God doesn’t judge or criticize you. He uses those struggles to mold you and to build you. He takes the shame and turns it into freedom.
Once you have confessed your struggle, weakness or secrets.. the enemy can no longer use it agains you because you have confessed it. Now, tell me this doesn’t make you so excited to read? (It made me super excited as I was writing it!!!!!)
Tonight I want to be as open and transparent as possible about this. Also, be as honest as I can be…. I am called to be authentic and SIS and so are you.
So, tonight I ask you one question… who is the AUTHENTIC YOU????