Lately I have been thinking of the scars I have obtained because of my past, and it’s not as depressing as you might think. Some might say I have been through a great deal of hardship and I would agree. But it is through these hardhships I have found myself extremely blessed. My parents divorce has been without a doubt the thing that has impacted me the most on a spiritual level. You might be thinking that the pain of my parents divorce was overwhelming for me, and four years ago I would have agreed with you. But today I now know what healthy, Godly relationships are supposed to look like because of the things I have experienced in reaction to the divorce. Romans 8:28 states that God works in all things and this has truly been affirmed in my life. Looking back I can not see a time where God was not doing something in my life. Sure there have been times where I was selfish and wanted to live my life on my plan and not God’s plan, but even then God was working in my life as He stepped aside and let me fall flat on my face. 1 Corinthians 10:13 has also been affirmed in my life. Through each trial I faced I can see that God was right there waiting to help me out of the situation, or to at the very least comfort me until the trial passed. Growing up I always saw my disability as a punishment from God, but now that could not be further from the truth. God has blessed me with the gift of great interpersonal skills in spite of my disability and He has allowed me to create a ministry to others that could not happen without me having my disability. I thank God for giving me Spina Bifida and for giving me the talents I have. Without God I could do nothing or be nothing. I am thankful that even though society may see me as incapable that my God sees more capablities than incapabilities within me. Life has been a tough journey, but I’m on this journey with a Sword in the word of God and a Shield in God Himself. With God anything is possible, I’m living proof of that.

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