I was scrolling around in Facebook and I saw a video that presented a great statement.
She said… “Your Mess Is Your Message”
That kind of hit me. How can my mess be a message?
As you may or may not know, I just went through a pretty nuclear divorce. Things got ugly and a lot of mistruths were told about me. As a result, I have lost a lot of credibility, clients and income because people chose to believe what was being said verses coming to me can finding out if it is the truth or not.
When this took place, my life turned into a mess… a big mess.
Now, I could have sat around and felt sorry for myself, or I could pick myself up, wipe the dust off and keep pushing forward.
I chose the later and I am pushing forward.
There are a lot of things that I learned out of this mess and the biggest lesson that I learned is that I am not alone and believe me there were times where I was really feeling alone.
I even felt that God even abandoned me. Then He gently reminded me of many of the biblical patriarchs who messed up big time as well.
The one person that stands out in my mind is David. Talk about a guy who constantly was one foot in the frying pan and one foot in the fire.
When I read about David and I look at the mess that I was in, things start looking a little bit better because David was constantly in a mess.
Once I started to look at things in a different light, I realized that I had my family, my friends and a number of people reaching out to me who have been in the same mess that I have been in, letting me know that things will get better.
I also realized that even with all the mess that I was in, I still had God on my side telling me that yeah, it was a mess, but he was going to help me get out of the mess.
And you know what? He has kept His word.
It is amazing to me how many people want to kick you when you are down. But that is not all, they then want to drag you to the center of town and burn you at the stake.
They also do not want to hear your side of the story either. That is part of the mess that is the most bothersome.
But again, I am reminded at those who are at my side, helping me, standing beside me, supporting me and my efforts. With all the mess that has taken place, I have to say that I am rather blessed at how well God has taken care of the mess and together we have done some positive cleaning up of it all.
At one time I thought all was down the toilet but stepping back I really realize how blessed I have become, and it is all because I shared my mess with those who care.
Out of all of this I have learned that I have a pretty positive message to share with people. I survived a lot and because of that, I am that phoenix rising from the ashes. It is my hope and prayer that when people see me and see what I have been through that it gives them hope and they realize that they don’t have it as bad after all.
SO what mess is your message?
How are you able to share your mess and how you have survived encouraging others?
There are people out there that need positive encouragement, heck with all the negative and bad news that is going on out in the world, a little positiveness can go a long way.
Share a mess that you have been in and share the positive that you learned out of that mess and make that mess your message.
If you would like to share with me, please contact me and let me read about your mess and message.