I wasn’t supposed to be alive. But, God
I had a plan to kill myself by the age of 25. But, God
I thought my mental illness, homelessness, and lack of family would be my end. But, God
I had given up hope and was dying. But, God
I was dirty, sick, and a lost sheep. But, God
I had ruined all relationships, went into debt, and squandered almost everything I had. But, God
I had turned to alcohol and smoking cig to mask my pain. But, God
But, God never gave up on me when my parents did.
But, God never gave up on me when the church preached who I loved and was were an abomination.
But, God saw me through each suicide attempt
But, God got me through each emotional breakdown
But, God created my treatment team
But, God saw me through the death of my only grandmother
But, God is seeing me through the lack of my families existence
But, God is providing for me during this financial hardship
But, God united me with a mentor who would treat me like her son ever on our hard days, who is pure joy and goodness and a husband who has been a protector and comforter
But, God connected me with Dr. Rev Barnes to worship, pray and cheer each other on like mother and son
But, God connected me with Dr. Kate through knowledge and university
But, God gave me back my parents
But, God gave me medication that has saved my life. Helped me reach stability.
But, God helped me graduate from PBA
But, God helped me get accepted to IWU, now WNMU
But, God saw my end from my beginning. Nothing was a surprise to him. He knew I’d make, and He knows I’m a world changer and history maker just beginning.
Now, God will continue to see me through.
Now, God will bring my hopes, dreams, and more than I can imagine to reality.
Now, God is my hope for tomorrow and my reason to wake up for the future.
Now, God is and always has been the source of my testimony, and I refuse to be shamed not to share it, for He’s never been ashamed of me and not bless me and be there for me. If you think your reading or being a part of my life is by luck, you’re wrong. You were divinely placed for this specific time before the world of creation began. God has a future for you, and He loves you. He, too, is waiting for you to realize like I have your “But, God” moment.
I have realized that without God, I’d be dust, and with God, I can do everything.
I’ll be 31 in 4 days. This, according to my plans, wasn’t meant to be. But, God!