I don’t know if I have shared with you before that I was a teen mom. I had my oldest son at 18. It wasn’t my plan, but in the end God had a plan. I got pregnant my first year in college. I was scared and unsure of what I would do next. Eventually I wound up dropping out of school. It was hard to balance between being a mom and raising my son by myself. I was very hard and disappointed in myself. I knew that God wanted much more for my life, I was very unsure of the situation? And I didn't know what to ask God.
As time began to move on God, began to show me that He had a plan for me, that despite what had happened, He would never leave me or forsake me. I started the process to go back to school a few years after my son was born and then guess what? I get pregnant again!!! I couldn’t even wrap my head around my decisions. God was out of priority in my life, and I knew it. Although now I am 24, I know that this wasn’t God’s plan for my life. I wasn’t sure how I would ever fulfill, the God given plan for me. But all along God was working it out for me (see Romans 8:28). I remember having a conversation with my paternal grandmother she said, “I don’t know that you will ever get married or finish school, LaKisha!” I have to admit I was beginning to believe her.
Did God think differently! Yes He did! Three years later I would see a turnaround! I focused my energy and efforts on becoming the best version of me. In that process my relationship with God began to grow tremendously. I wasn’t perfect, but God and I had this thing going on and it was working for me. I began to understand His love for me and His plan for my future (see Jeremiah 1:5). God demonstrated forgiveness and taught me to love myself and you guessed it, what happened next was surely God. He restored me. I got married and I also finished my bachelor’s degree and snuck a Master’s degree in while I was at.
So guess what??? It’s never too late, my testimony can be your testimony too, you just need to discover what God has to say about you! Remember no matter how crazy it seems God’s desire is for the very best version of you!
Resurrected through Christ,
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