Have you every wondered unto uncharted waters? A place that’s unfamiliar, where everything around you seem dark and unsteady. This is a place of uncertainty; a place were your vision is blurry, your mind is challenged, and life as you know it has been turned upside down. Its scary, uncomfortable, and something you never experienced before. It’ll probably bring about the biggest change in your life, preparing you for the inevitable. For me, this walk into the unfamiliar lead me to a place of surrender; where i was brought to face my fears, failures, and things i believed about myself that weren’t true. How i see me is bigger than how someone else may perceive me to be. But what about the lies? How do i decipher truth from false perceptions? It took confrontation to lead me to the answer. When you have been fed lies about your identity, your faith, your last name, it leads you to dig deeper until you know the truth. I was experiencing things i couldn’t put a name to. I may not fully understand why i was brought to face something so fierce, but i do know this: The things we survive, we are meant to survive in order to tell our stories. If you survived something, say something. What you survive matters.
I started this blog to correspond with my new book, “The Unfamiliar: Stepping into Surrender”. It will be available for purchase this August. The book encourages believers to step out in faith and trust God with the end results. It reminds us of our purpose and identity in Christ while at the same time teaching us how to hold on through the ups and downs of life. We must trust God at his word. We have to learn to stand and be still at times. The world around us need to know that Jesus is still alive and the invitation to salvation still remains the same. I plan to encourage and inspire change in the hearts and minds around me by being an example of faith, and works. It is up to us to let our light so shine as we have been called to do so, for such a time as this. People are looking for the answer. We are the answer, the church of Jesus Christ.
“Jesus is my Savior”.