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Growing up is not easy for some of us. We receive messages of worth or messages that condemn and bring us down. Abuse can destroy the child’s soul and spirit. One day we want to be a doctor or fireman or a ballerina or be in the rodeo and the next day we are in a dark hole of disappointment and sadness because when we ran in to expound on our dream we were told we would never amount to anything or ignored, or called stupid, or, or, or. When our self-esteem is shattered through abuse we give up dreaming.

Well hold onto your dreams because God is the One who determines your destiny. We just have to trust Him and believe that He will fulfill those dreams. He has promised to never leave us and if we lean on Him and trust His promises He will turn those lost dreams into reality. He did it for Charlie.

Testimony: “Be Yourself”

I had given up on me! In my own mind I had resolved to be what certain circumstances said that I should be. Oh, I was not thinking of ending my life. Do not take me wrong. My Spiritual person, that part of me that is the Spirit within me, would not allow that. Yet I had forgotten who I was.

I walked around in a daze. I thought I could just continue trying to please everyone else and never try to please myself. (Not true!) I’ve been an artist as long as I can remember. God gave me this talent. The ability to work in many mediums; chalk, coal, pencil, etc. He also gave me the ability to paint a picture with words, or to be able to look at a raw piece of wood and see an artistic creation in and formed out of that piece of wood.

So for this New Year, I made my own resolution – TO BE MYSELF and to become what I can be, by the grace of God. To use what He gave me to work with. I am grateful to those who did not give up on me and to those who looked deeper inside to see the real me. I ask for your prayers as I endeavor to be what God would have me be.

All for one-One for all. Charlie -1998

Drawing by Charlie – “Hard day at the office”

(Feb. 1998 – Angels by Grace)

Charlie also wrote a book of poems and it was published, (Sorry I don’t have the title) and he rode the rodeo circuit for several years. I witnessed the healing and growth that Christ was doing in Charlie’s life and praised God as Charlie stepped out in faith, step by step.

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Assignment:

Ask the Holy Spirit to help you remember, and write about, the dreams you had.

Have they been fulfilled? If not, why? Why were those dreams tossed to the side?

Do you have a dream today and how can it be fulfilled?

If you have confidential questions/comments feel free to e-mail me at:

elah501c@bellsouth.net

http://www.elahministries.com

http://www.suespen2paper.com

http://www.facebook.com/elahministries

elah501c@bellsouth.net

Blessings to you.

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About Sue Cass

I am a follower of Jesus Christ and an abuse survivor. I am the founder & C.E.O. of Elah Ministries, Inc. A non-profit 501c3 ministry that offers hope, healing, and deliverance to hurting souls. I have seen the Grace of God work mightily in both individual lives (mine included) and through the support groups I have led. Elah Ministries, Inc. is supported strictly by donations and the proceeds from the sale of my books. My prayer is that all hurting souls may find God's freedom through His Grace, mercy, and healing. I have also penned six published books, both fiction and non-fiction, hoping to enlighten, uplift, and entertain in a way that honors my Heavenly Father and draws my readers closer to our Lord Jesus Christ. May God bless you with His peace, hope, love, and joy as you follow Jesus Christ.

2 responses »

  1. This is just beautiful Sue (in tears) dreams …. I have had so many ….

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