The Words that Write My Story

The Words that Write My Story. Everyone has a story, here's mine.

Betrayal… ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
These words are all a part of my story.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
It’s messy. ⁣
It’s heartbreaking. ⁣
I still wake up sometimes and think it was all just a really bad nightmare. ⁣
It’s unfortunately a story many of us know too well…⁣
Days and nights spent broken on the floor wondering how in the world tomorrow could come?⁣
How getting up, let alone finding joy could ever be possible…⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
My story though, is also one of hope.⁣
It’s one of faith and forgiveness.⁣
It’s proof that pain and joy can coexist.⁣

It’s one of change.⁣

Sometimes it takes a life shattering experience, a loss so huge to stop.⁣
To pull back and see things clearly.⁣
To accept the help, to lean in to the shortcomings and work harder to be better.⁣

I don’t love the phrase “you are enough” because while I do believe it, it implies that growth is not necessary.⁣
To me it condones mediocrity and I do not believe we are mediocre.⁣
Yes, you are enough.⁣
You always will be because you are His.⁣
But you also deserve growth.⁣

It’s cost is work.⁣
It’s cost is believing you are enough as is but KNOWING you are worth the extra work and kindness and love to be even better.⁣

The past several days have been really hard for me.⁣
I wish I could show up exactly how I want.⁣
It’s frustrating.⁣
My work looks like putting down my phone.⁣
It looks like being present with those I love.⁣
It looks like serving others.⁣
It looks like crossing off my to-do’s and caring more about relationships.⁣
It looks like prayer.⁣

Even though you are enough and even though our stories are different, you have work too…⁣
Do you know what it is?⁣

It’s not a straight shot to the perfect marriage and family and job.⁣
It’s not a straight shot to unwavering faith and self love.⁣
The road is jagged and the hills are steep and that’s ok.⁣
And that deserves grace.⁣
We will all go through 𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 and I know we are all capable of getting through it.⁣
With greatness.⁣
With forgiveness.⁣
With kindness.⁣
And most of all, love.

*If you haven’t heard, I went through an unexpected divorce last year. For more on that, check out this post- Divorce: Why I quit filming YouTube videos. For more updates on my current life, follow me on Instagram @twistmepretty

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The Words that Write My Story. Everyone has a story, here's mine.
My Story. Everyone has a story, here are the words that write my story.

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