I am thrilled to have Wendy Blight stop by for a visit on my blog today. There are not enough words to describe the special place she holds in my heart. Her book Hidden Joy literally changed my life. If you have deep hurts that are causing you to live with bitterness, anger and maybe even hatred in heart, I encourage you to read her book. Wendy has a special message today:
Veronica, thank you for inviting me to be a guest on your blog today. But even more, thank you for being such a blessing in my life. You have a beautiful servant’s heart, and I am so thankful to call you friend.
As I prayed about what to write, the Lord laid on my heart a woman who feels unworthy, unimportant, average, and most of all without purpose. At one time, that woman was me. What is my purpose God? How could you ever use me?
But as I journeyed with God through some painful years, years I believed would never have any value in my life, He taught me very powerful Truths.
For those of you sitting in the place I just described, this post is for you. May you never forget God created you with a special purpose. He says in His Word…
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place.
When I was woven together in the depths of the earth,
Your eyes saw my unformed body.
All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.
God says in Jeremiah 29:11
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord,
plans to prosper you and not to harm you,
plans to give you hope and a future.
Sometimes we hear a voice whispering in our ear: You are unworthy. God could never use you. But Jesus tells us in His Word that words like these have one source and one source only. They are spoken by the evil one, the one Jesus identified as “the father of lies” in whom there is no truth. He seeks to steal, kill, and destroy all that is God’s and all that is good.
You, sweet friend, are God’s child. As His child, you are good. Satan’s goal is to keep you from believing this and prevent you from being the wonderful creation God created you to be.
Please, please do not listen to him. Instead of believing lies, believe TRUTH from the One Who says, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life.”
Hear Truth from God’s Word today:
You are LOVED…
with an everlasting love. (Jeremiah 31:3)
You are PRECIOUS and VALUABLE…
your name engraved on the palm of His hand. (Isaiah 49:16)
You are WORTHY…
for He gave the life of His only Son, Jesus Christ, for you. (John 3:16)
You are FORGIVEN…
you need only repent of your sin. (Acts 3:19)
You are REDEEMED…
the old is gone and the new has come…in Christ you are a new creation! (2 Corinthians 5:17)
You are SAVED FOR A PURPOSE…
one which He specially created for you. (Ephesians 2:10)
Will you believe with me today that God created you for a great PURPOSE…one that only you can fulfill?
If you don’t know that today, promise me you’ll spend time in these verses and ask Your Father in heaven to make them very real to you! As I close this post, I am going to pray for each one of you that God brings here today…pray that this is a day you will have an amazing God moment…where you KNOW that you KNOW He is working in your midst, listening to the cry of your heart. He desires to heal your hurt and bring you back to wholeness.
I am praying for you!
And if you have a story or truth you would like to share on this topic, please leave a comment today. From the comments left, I will choose a winner to receive a signed copy of my book Hidden Joy in a Dark Corner: The Transforming Power of God’s Story.
Veronica, thank you again for allowing me to be your guest. I pray the Lord uses the words He laid on my heart to bless and encourage someone today!
Thank you so much Wendy for guest posting today. For all the visitors here today, check back later in the month for a follow-up to this post from me. God’s timing is always perfect. At the exact moment that Wendy sent this to me, God had just whispered to me my own special purpose.
Hidden Joy IS life changing, grounded in scripture, written by someone who knows exactly what it means to be fearful and have shattered dreams. Wendy’s journey to healing shows that God redeem any shattered dream and making it so much more. I don’t just believe in it, I am living proof, so I too will be giving away a copy of Hidden Joy in a Dark Corner: The Transforming Power of God’s Story. Leave a comment for Wendy and she will pick TWO winners to receive a signed book! Thank you all for visiting today.