Personally Speaking…

Personally Speaking... (1)

Me- I’m a girly girl who loves lace and telling tough stories through the precious lenses of hindsight. Hindsight is that point where I can look back, capture the “aha” moments and testify of God’s grace in my life. It’s the point where I get all giddy over His inexhaustible faithfulness towards me.  Without Him I know I would be lost and lonely in this world of relentless change. But God doesn’t leave me there. He was, He is and He will always be with me.

Embracing Change is my story. Change is what God uses to usher me from one season of life to the next, one part of the maze to another, all the while broadening my perspective and illuminating my path. I know change in many forms. I’ve moved 26 times in less than 50 years. I changed houses, cities and states, friends and churches. Sometimes I graciously accept change as the next great thing God is bringing my way but other times I simply resist it

because it looks too big,

it seems too scary,

or as I recently discovered, it’s just plain unappealing.

Sometimes I find myself begging for change when I want to move faster than what God has in store for me. That said my deepest growth occurs as a result of change and the “aha” moments found within the pages of the scripture.

My Passion is to inspire others to put their very own set of hindsight lenses on, to look back to capture the stories of God’s grace in their own lives, and then to press forward into HIStory. This is so important to me that I’ve carved out an entire section on each blog post for this purpose. It’s called the COMMENTS section and it’s the place I invite readers to share their experiences because that my friend is how we can stand united, lifting one another up as the seasons of life come and go. It’s where we can offer hope and healing.

“… though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken.”  Ecclesiastes 4:12 (ESV)

God’s Grace is like the lace I love, a stunning pattern elegantly woven together. I cannot always see the fullness of its beauty when looking at just one tiny strand but when I stand back and look at the results of the entire process, I stand gawking, incredibly amazed at the picture only He could knit together. God’s grace is not just for me though, it’s for all who believe in their hearts and confess with their mouths that Jesus Christ is who He says He is; the son of God.

I believe in God the father,

I believe in Jesus Christ the son,

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

… and I write about it here on LoraLeftwich.com.