I previously wrote about perceptions made on others based on their looks. And initially with this blog, I was going to speak on perceptions made about people with strong faith. However, I did not feel it was necessary. What I will say is that people with strong faith are not monolithic. I have fun, I am not old fashioned, I like different genres of music, I travel. I do not just stay home, read the Bible 24/7, and listen to only Mahalia Jackson but I know some people who do. Again, I think it is important to judge people after getting to know them instead of making assumptions. So, instead I want to shift the focus of this blog. I am going to talk about why God is number one in my life and how He has been so good to me. 

God is real and I am so grateful for His love. He has been many things in my life including my comforter. I think back to when I was in my final year of college and my father died. I cried so much daily and could barely function. I thought I was going to have to drop out of college because I was so distraught. Growing up, my father always instilled education and would often say for me to “get my lesson” so I knew dropping out was not an option. I was able to push through because I knew my father would have wanted me to complete college; I did.

God has given me strength. I remember working full time in both college and graduate school and being so exhausted; I was able to push through. I missed so many parties and Friday night hangouts but with discipline and delayed gratification,  I achieved my educational goals. I earned both my Bachelor and Master’s degrees, eventually earning my clinical licensure where I can clinically diagnose a person.

God has been my protector. For instance, I had two car accidents, one in 2003 and the other in 2012, where I totaled my cars. I walked away from both accidents, physically unscathed; not even requiring a hospital visit. I have also traveled to some countries solo and not once did I feel threatened. Countries that are definitely on the State Department’s travel advisory list but I went anyway; I am daring what can I say.

God has been my provider. He has given me unexpected positions and promotions over the years. He has put me in situations where I received things I did not even deserve; things I did not even qualify for but they were handed to me. 

Not only has God been instrumental in my life but I have seen him move mountains in other people’s lives. For instance, I know a married couple who struggled for 7 years to have babies via In Vitro Fertilization (IVF); during their last round of IVF and just when they began to explore other options including adoption, the woman became pregnant with twins.

All in all, God has been so good to me and for that, I am grateful. I cannot speak for anyone else but I know that the person I am today is because of His saving grace. I would encourage anyone who is struggling, to not give up, hold on, and lean on God.

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