Day 26: Finding Hope in Unmet Expectations – Change

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Change happens when our old life is simply not working anymore.

A few years ago, I remember making all the wrong choices and feeling sorry for myself. Victim-hood gets old quick, especially when it starts to sound like a broken record player for which you never intend on replacing the needle. Currently, I’m reading Amena Brown’s, How to Fix a Broken Record, where I find myself in the pages.

(Check back in November. I’ll have a short interview of her for her book launch).

“God doesn’t write fairy tales, but he is always writing a good story.” – Amena Brown

I love how when we feel at our worst, God’s truth shines brighter if we’re willing to dim ourselves. Every now and again, God uses people – even maliciously – to remind us to remain humble at the foot of the Cross. Also, to remind us that what others use against us, God has revealed and redeemed.

There are so many things I can’t change about my past. I own that. Yet, there are also so many truths about how God has fashioned, from the rubble, a testimony for others to glean hope. The enemy will always use a battering ram to break down your doors. What God has joined together let no man tear down.

At the crux of change is a breaking open and a pouring out of old so that God may fill it up with his good. Healing is a long process but one that is worth every ounce of energy. It is also important for your growth, your family and your friends.

If you find yourself pegged to the ground with violent words of judgement, know that God fashioned you from nothing. Look toward him, our Maker, our Creator. Character is built when no one is looking. God’s favorite testimony is the one that He sees for Himself as good.

Keep on good and faithful servant. You are a miracle.


Friend, this is Day 26 of a series of posts for the month of October. I’m joining Kate Motaung over at Five Minute Friday for the yearly Write 31 Days challenge. My topic is “Finding Hope in Unmet Expectations” because that’s what my book is about as well. On Fridays, I will write you a poem. Each day has a different word prompt. I hope you enjoy.

Today’s word prompt is CHANGE.

Cover photo credit: Photo by Paul Talbot on Unsplash