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When I first began writing Repairing the Breach blogs my life was in the middle of a significant upset. My marriage was on the brink of dissolving and I found myself the single parent of children ranging from young adult to middle school. I was broken, alone, and frustrated with my life. Little did I realize that it would get worse before I would begin to see some breaking of day.
I'm in my fifth year of being a single mom with my youngest finishing her last year of high school. I'm doing well into my full time career as God continues to give me grace and wisdom. My blogs at daughtersofthecreator.com continues to encourage and bless people across the world.
I couldn't have made it this far without God nor godly friends along the way. I'm pressing my way to move from survival mode to thriving as a woman of God. There are a lot of things I'm not sure of right now such as will I date or remarry, remain in my current location or move away, or should I pursue my longtime dreams of full time speaking, teaching, and writing?
Yet, with all the unresolved questions...there's a deep and abiding peace that God has me in His loving hands. In this stage of middle life, I know that "what now?" isn't always about what I want, but rather what God wants for me.
The words of God in Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope" continues to speak hope and life to my heart. It's my life and adventure to discover in the presence and leading of God. Sometimes it's scary to step out in faith and against the current of this godless culture. But I feel ready for this next stage of life even though I don't clearly know the way.
If you are asking God "what now?", I want to encourage you to keep the faith and stay the course of your Christian walk. He will never leave you nor forsake you regardless of how you feel. He's an ever present help in your time of need. God will never fail you...