One year...what does that mean? Well I suppose it means a lot of different things to different people. For me, today on February 16th it means one year of being drug free. It means freedom from the chains that I locked myself into many years ago, it means a new inner peace, it means actually feeling again, it means loving myself and my family and friends more, it means appreciation and it means that I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHO STRENGTHENS ME!
A year ago God adjusted my life in such a way that I was able to break through a bondage that held me captive for eight long years. I realize this morning much of it was a self esteem issue. I was holding myself back from my potential because if I actually tried then I just might fail.
I look at how my life has changed in just a year...just one year. I have a real and personal relationship with God first and foremost, the reason I gave up smoking pot in the first place. I desired the closeness with Him, I wanted to know His will for my life and be able to hear God speaking to me. I have all that now. I wanted to start my own business, I had a dream in my heart and I still do. I have that business now this blog is the fruit of that. I have a story of redemption now, one year later God has been made strong in my weakness. I have a stronger relationship and vision with my Mister, life might be tough but we're tougher! I have lost friends and relationships and that has been hard. I have lost attitudes and habits and am still changing daily.
So much change in such a short time...I have laughed, cried, fought and rejoiced and I can finally say...
"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!"
2 Corinthians 5:17 NIV
Thank you so much for reading and being a part of this plan that God has for my life. I appreciate all of your support not only of my self but of Cookie Louise Pleaze