Have you ever been UNHAPPY and mad at the world and even God? You felt like a neglected child. It feels like you are in a world all alone and God has neglected you. It feels like your life is wrecked or falling into shambles. I’m sure you have felt this way before! It’s called “LIFE”.
Singles and Readers, I discovered my heart was still aching from some things in my past I thought I let go but I didn’t. My heart was damaged years ago and I’m still healing from it. Readers, it’s time to “Heal” like never before and discover the root of our pain that’s causing us to not let go. We must RELEASE all our pain, hurt, and brokenness to God.
Healing in all aspects is one of the best gifts you can give yourself. Sometimes you have to take time out for YOU.
I didn’t want to blog on this subject because it truly hits home. But I’m being obedient to the Father, so I can help someone else. About two months ago I found myself unhappy, broken, emotions all over, upset cause I’m still single and I’m not getting any younger, comparing my life to others, fighting with my flesh, and slightly headed into depression AGAIN (yes again). I will admit I struggle with emotional depression from time to time. When I feel it coming, I have to pull away and get myself in order without any distractions and refocus and regroup when I feel that demon depression trying to sneak up. I felt overwhelmed having panic attacks and stressing with my personal and professional life along with trying to maintain my ministry. I knew something was wrong with me when my best friend of 15 years told me she was starting to worry about her friend “me”. See you all see “Embrace Your Singleness” Collette but not the everyday Collette. The one people think she has it all together and living the good life. The one who makes her struggle look good on the outside, but deep down she’s hurting and unhappy. The one who can hardly pray for herself at times. The one who cries herself to sleep almost every night. The one who tries to make sure everybody else is fine but often forget to take care of herself. The one who tries to be a loyal friend and stay in contact with her friends. The one who is always encouraging others but don’t take the time to encourage herself and often forget she needs encouraging too. The one who is constantly under attack and always battling with a spiritual warfare.
Lately I have been feeling stuck in a dead end, especially when it comes to my career (personal life). A month ago I broke down and cried my eyes out like a helpless child asking God to help me! I told Him no longer will I try to figure this out. I told God I’m taking my hands off the situation. Let YOUR WILL be done not mine. I heard God clearly when He told me to get off of social media and to seek His face. I had to SURRENDER all over to Him and give Him my entire life. That same night I was reading one of my devotional books and God confirmed it that night in His word that I needed to pull away from this crazy world and just seek His face. God told me “you have not Collette because you ask not”. I realize I wasn’t giving Him all my petitions. I was carrying my own burdens and didn’t realize it and that’s why I had a melt down with the heavy burden I was carrying. It’s crazy how we will worry ourselves to death about something instead of placing it in our Fathers hands. Whoever is reading this and whatever you are facing give it to God RIGHT NOW and let Him handle the rest.
I encourage you to take time out for yourself and disconnect from certain people who cannot help build you up when you’re feeling down. It’s like putting a bandage on that open wound that will never heal. When you are hurting and trying to heal, you need to surround yourself with positive Christian people who will hold you accountable and can pray for you not PREY. That’s exactly what I am doing, working on Collette how to become a better person and letting God heal all my open wounds and learning to forgive myself and the past pain. If it is a boyfriend or girlfriend or any dysfunctional relationship you’re in that is weighing you down. I encourage you to escape and get your HAPPINESS back. You deserve to be happy and smile again. Let Psalm 34:18 be your prayer: The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and he rescue those spirits whose are crushed. That scripture has been ministering to me in this season.
I love you all so much with a Godly love and I appreciate your support. I pray my story blesses each reader. Please comment below and let me know what you think. God bless each and everyone of you.
As I always say!
Collette, EYS Ministry
In this season of singleness let God heal you from all hurt & pain from your past. Stop dating out of convenience or thinking it’s going to heal you from past relationships because it will not. God is the ONLY one who can heal you from brokenness! I remember a time in my life I would just got my heart broken & rush to be in a new relationship with someone else because I felt like my new boyfriend would help me get over my ex. I didn’t allow myself to heal from all heartache & pain & I would carry all that hurt & drama in my new relationship where it would just add more pain to it. I placed my value in men & felt like I had to have a man I was afraid of loneliness. I’m so grateful God has heal me in that area that I don’t need a man to fill a void! I’ve come along way over the years & God is still working on me in areas where needed! So to my singles if this is you–use this season to work on YOU! Let God heal YOU first before you enter in a new relationship.
I pray for all my singles who may be facing this putting their value in people. I pray God will heal you & you will allow Him too.
Love your sister in Christ,
“Why do we have to suffer?” “If God truly loves us, why do all the bad things happen to us?” I hear such questions often. For years, people have wrestled with those questions, and they still haven’t discovered the answers. I don’t even try to answer the questions. I do make one comment, however: “If God only blessed us after we became believers–if He took away all suffering, hardship, and turmoil for Christians–wouldn’t it be a way to bribe people into the faith?”
That’s not the way God works. The Lord wants us to come to Him out of love and because we know we’re needy–so needy that only He can fill those needs for us.
The reality is that from the time of birth until we go home to be with Jesus, we will suffer at times. Some have harder tasks than others, but suffering is still suffering.
I also think that when people watch us as we turn to God for help in our hardships and they see our victories, it provides a witness to them. That witness may not always make them turn to Christ, but it does show God’s presence in our lives and makes them aware of what they’re missing.
The other day I had a new thought: Suffering results in thanksgiving. When our lives turn chaotic and we don’t know what to do, we turn to the Lord for help, and He answers our prayers and sets us free. God speaks to us and comforts us. And the result is that we’re thankful.
The time between suffering and thanksgiving is when the devil truly attacks our thoughts. He may begin by saying, “If God really loved you, you would not have to go through this.” The truth is, we’ll have problems if we’re believers; we’ll have problems if we’re nonbelievers. But as believers, we’ll also have victories. As believers in Jesus Christ, we can have peace in the midst of the storm. We can enjoy our lives during the hardships because we truly believe that God is working on our behalf to bring deliverance.
Pray: My Master and my God, forgive me for always wanting an easy life. I admit that I don’t want to suffer, and I don’t like it when things go wrong. But I ask you to help me have a good attitude & trust you to bring good out of it. I pray this in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen
If I had to think of one thing that all woman have in common, I think I would say that we all have a deep desire to be loved and cherished by a man. Some have been victims of every kind of abuse imaginable from the very beginning. Others don’t really know where it all went wrong, but clearly, it went wrong somewhere.
Many have decided that there’s nothing loveable or desirable about themselves, therefore; they have given up the idea of ever being loved. Others keep shooting in the dark hoping they will eventually find the love that is missing in their lives. I want YOU to know that you are Loved, you are Cherished, and you are of great value! You are of such value that God saw you as a treasure. He gave the most valuable thing he had so that you could be His.
What did He give? God gave His only son Jesus, the very best thing he had, so that you could be His. He loves and cherishes you. There is no love greater than His love for you.
Don’t you want to experience the love of God in your life? Please open your heart to him and let him come in. He will fill the emptiness and longings for love that you have. It is up to you to invite Him into your life. He will never barge in as badly as He wants to be a part of your life, he will wait to be invited. Won’t you invite him into your Heart right now?
Pray this prayer: Dear God, thank you that I’m worth something in your eyes. Thank you that you sent Jesus to die on a cross so that I could be saved from my sins and saved from hell. I invite you into my heart right now. Come in and be the Lord of my life. Forgive me of my sins and give me a new life in Christ Jesus. Thank you Jesus for saving me and coming into my life. In Jesus name,
I have a million reasons to smile; I would have never known God could use someone like me. I’ve come along way over the years. When I think of the old me I know God is REAL (my life was a mess) don’t get me wrong I am still a work in progress. I would have never thought I would be so complete living for Christ. It has brought me so much Joy, Peace & Love. I just want everybody around the world to experience God’s LOVE. I tell people all the time before my relationship with Christ my life was so empty and I placed my value in the wrong things. I pray that whoever is reading this will get to experience his everlasting love and power!!! God is waiting on YOU; don’t put it off later do it Now!