I’ve been clicking on the ‘Save Draft’ button instead of ‘Publish’ lately. I had intentions of making my last couple blog posts better than they actually were < hmm that could be a post in itself. No more drafts allowed. I don’t have time to revisit the past anyway. Today is Day 17 and tomorrow is my birthday.

Yikes, my fortieth birthday. I’ve been revisiting the past a lot lately, thinking about my life, where I’ve been, what I’ve done, who I’ve become. I’ve changed a lot over the years, in many ways for the better, but some for the worse. I decided against making a list.

Last week, I was feeling sad about turning forty, and in the midst of tears, I got a text to my phone. It said this: You women are overcomers! But staying there is easy… It takes a world changer to reach down and help others. You women are world changers. Okay granted, it wasn’t written just to me, but it felt like it was. I texted back saying: Thx for the reminder! It’s been a hard day today! I forgot that I am an overcomer. Her text back said: No you are a world changer.

World Changer. I don’t know about that, but it made me smile. It actually made me laugh, which was good, because I was crying, remember? I’ve shed too many tears lately. My last meltdown was at work when the school secretary asked me how I was doing and instead of saying I’m doing just fine, thank you for asking. I just cried. She walked me to my assigned classroom, then asked if she could pray. I said yes, of course! It was just what I needed in the moment.

But I am an Overcomer, AS ARE YOU. Sometimes I forget. Maybe you have forgotten too. Just think of all the things you have overcome. Maybe you’ve overcome an addiction or the loss of something or someone. Maybe you are in the midst of trying to overcome. Don’t give up!

God is with you. He sees you. He knows you. Now go read Psalm 107.


write-31-daysThis is Day 17 of a 31-day series on writing naked. You can find the series in its entirety HERE.

This does not involve the removal of actual clothing. So please! keep them on!

Day 18