My Story: Redefined

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First of all, I just want to say that you for reading my blog posts! It really doesn't matter about how many people see my content, but it is so cool I think that you want to read my rants. So thank you!!

Second, I am willing to bet that at least 75% of you that saw the title of this post thought I would be coming out and sharing my testimony. HAHA! I am going a little bit of a different direction with this post, but I hope you get something good out of it.

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Around two years ago, my mom and a few youth leaders told me that I should write a book. I kinda shrugged it off and went, "Okay, thanks." But the more I tried to not think about it, the more I couldn't stop thinking about it. You ever been there? God always brought it up in my quiet time with Him. Like, almost everyday God was like, "Hey, remember this?" And I'd respectfully be like, "Yes, Lord. We talked about this yesterday."

Talk about confirmation. Like, for real.

I don't know what I would write a book about. I really was clueless and when I would ask the Lord about it, He gave no answer (which was actually a very good thing). I don't have enough to say about any certain topic, so if we were talking about joy, for example, it would be a very short book.

In the past year and a half, I have filled 4 (almost 5) journals with my journey of me and the Lord. I mean, those journals are filled to the brim with extra paper, all of my thoughts, and almost every single thing the Lord ever said to me, that I could remember.

I have written my heart out and poured all of myself into those pages. My rawest, real-est, truest self is in those pages.

So if you wanted to know the ins and outs of my story, you have around 1000 pages to read. Have fun.

I didn't realize that this is what God was talking about until now though. We've been writing a love story for over a year and it doesn't look anything like I thought it would. But it's God and me. It's relationship. It's full of a lot of good days and some bad ones too. Those pages hold memories and records of all that God has done, even in my everyday. Even in the midst of everything "normal."

So, this is my story. This is my book that all those people were saying I should write up one day.

Through countless seasons, different struggles, and so many victories I've been through, over the past few years I have to say I have grown wayyy more than I ever thought I could. In this past year I've started stepping out and doing things with God that used to make me uncomfortable. I feel like I can say I've started to actually use my faith, if you will. Actually put it into action, not knowing the outcome. I have a couple examples in my life where I chose to trust God to be who he says He is and do what He promises He'll do and be obedient and do my part. YALL I HAVE NEVER SEEN SO MUCH FRUIT. I HAVE NEVER SEEN THE FAITHFULNESS OF GOD LIKE THIS BEFORE.

Here's my two cents for you. When you're obedient and when you do your part, God will do His and He will show up for you in ways you can't even imagine. I promise. Me learning the piano from the incredible worship leader and friend that I am learning from happened completely from my obedience and God showing up. It's a total God thing and it's beyond amazing.

So, if you have a situation where God is confirming things for you, GO FOR WHATEVER IT IS HE'S CONFIRMING. If it's from God, it's always good. Chase after the dreams He's put in your heart. Don't ignore them and pretend like you don't know where to go or what to do with your life. Chase whatever dreams you have in your heart. If God is for it, He will back you up, 100%.

All the love,

Rachael