Saturday, October 8, 2011

I Know Who I Am


Linking up with Charlotte at Spiritual Sunday & Laura at Beholding Glory

"I know what I want, I have a goal, an opinion, I have a religion and love. Let me be myself and then I am satisfied. I know that I’m a woman, a woman with inward strength and plenty of courage." Anne Frank

I feel this strength inside......and a purpose.......a direction for my life. There's things I want to do.....ideas I want to make happen.....goals I want to see accomplished. I'm excited...about life....and living.  

I didn't always feel this way. I saw no purpose...no reason for life. I contemplated giving up....taking my life. Everything was too dark....meaningless. 

But now life has become an amazing adventure.  Every day....another opportunity to make a difference in someone's life. Everyday....another to show His awesomeness....and how He can make a difference.  

I know who I am....I have a goal....an opinion....I have my faith and love...and It's because of Him...His touch.....His amazing love...He gave me purpose...and a reason to live...

People said things couldn't change....they gave up on me....He never did. I want to shine His light for others.....and stand strong.....to show life really does have meaning and they value.

I know who I am....I have a goal....an opinion.....I have my faith.....and love.......Happy Thanksgiving Guys!

I know who I am........




25 comments:

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

This is beautiful...So happy the you know who you are through Him.

Cami said...

I am so blessed to know you! Thank you for sharing with us! He will NEVER give up on any of us. Which is so special and amazing! I'm so proud of you!

<3-Cami from First Day of My Life

Just Be Real said...

I can read the excitement in your post Nikki! I am happy for you!!

Renee said...

Beautiful post Sarah....your joy can be felt...reminds me of the verse.."The joy of the Lord is my strength"...
God bless.

Ginny said...

We know quite a few people who just go through life with no goal, not doing anything much at all. And they are so unhappy. One of them is even a really good Christian! This is so sad. It is wonderful to know why you are here and have it be a joy to get up every day to love doing God's work. You have been truly blessed, but then God does that when we turn to him.

Shelley said...

I really like the quote and song for today! Great post as always! :)

Michelle said...

I am so glad He never gives up on us, even when people do.
Thank you for always having uplifting posts.

Brenda said...

Beautiful post. He changes us and I am so thankful. I want always remember that my ultimate goal should be to bring glory to Him. You gave hope in your post and also pointed them to the Life Giver.

Saleslady371 said...

Not only did He miraculously save you but your encouragement now to so many continues His beautiful work of saving, redeeming and delivering. Praise be to our Savior, Jesus! So very glad you said yes to Him and His open arms.

Gayle said...

Hi Sarah, I love what you want your legacy to be (comment at Behind the Gate) is hope. What a powerful word, and one of the things that will remain. You do offer that to others, it already is your legacy. I love the strength of the quote from Anne. I never had ready that one before.
Blessings,
Gayle

Laurie Collett said...

Hi Sarah, this is a beautiful post! When Christ makes you a new creation, life truly does become an amazing adventure! Not that we don't have trials or questions, but to look back on how He has orchestrated our lives to accomplish His purpose is a great blessing! Praise God that He came to give us life more abundantly!

Thank you for your comment on my blog, Saved by Grace. I am blessed by your blog and will follow it, and I invite you to follow Saved by Grace as well.

Love in Him,
Laurie Collett, Saved by Grace
http://savedbygracebiblestudy.blogspot.com/

That corgi :) said...

thanks for visiting my blog (Fear of the Lord) and your kind comment! I am always so thankful that God never gives up on us! I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving yourself!!!

betty

Charlotte said...

I wish everyone could make the statement that you have made. You have blessed the lives of so many. Thank you for sharing again.
Blessings,
Charlotte

Dianne ... Walking In His Grace said...

Hi Sarah, Thank you for posting this beautiful, uplifting post, and all you share.
Thankyou also for your visit and nice comment on my blog.
Happy Thanksgiving to you also. We all have a lot to be thankful for.
Dianne :)

Hannah said...

Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog. I'm still fairly new and it's a great encouragement!

Lisa notes... said...

I love the strength I see in you, Sarah! I know you get it from the Lord. It's such a beautiful and powerful gift. You bless me week after week.

Esther Joy said...

Your excitement and joy in knowing who you are is evident in this post!

Joan Davis said...

Beautiful post! Yes, nothing is impossible with God! He changes lives and gives us purpose - What a joy to be a child of the King!

Blessings Sarah!

Peggy said...

I'm so glad your life is an amazing adventure now and that you know who you are. I'm still trying to get there-but I've come a long way. Praise God!

Debbie said...

I just enjoyed rockin' it out to that song. I had never heard it. I loved the quote by Anne Frank too. Such wisdom and eloquence from one so young.

This, as usual, was a wonderfully expressed post.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Very warm thoughts.

I like that you have a Kubler-Ross quote on your profile. I teach her stuff in my psych classes - she was such an interesting person.

Chatty Crone said...

I feel that way way exactly! I am going to borrow your quote. I understand.

Sandie

Deborah Ann said...

Oh yeah, I just read on another Canadian's blog that it's Thanksgiving up there - up der in Canada, eh? Heheh...

Happy Thanksgiving!

RCUBEs said...

What's up sister? Praying all is well with you and that you are remaining strong in His mighty power! Thanks for your greeting. I was thinking it was early. I forgot you are celebrating Thanksgiving earlier than we do. But to be thankful, that's what we must have. Every day. Take care sister and God bless you always.

TheBlogWriter8 said...

Happy Thanksgiving! (Is it really this soon? I'll have to look it up. I always thought it was at Christmas time. Oh.. someday, I'll learn it right!)

:) Nikki, you're almost my only contact with God in this madness. Thank you for bringing His Light unto me.