It’s been a year since I took this photo and much has changed.
The other day I was leaving a meeting and my friend said, “I don’t recognize you anymore. You’ve changed so much.”
Taken out of context, this may sound like a dramatic accusation, but it was meant to be an encouragement. I have changed. I am not the same person I was a year ago and I am ever-so grateful for that.
And it’s not just the weight loss.
So much of it has to do with doing exactly what God created me to do and being obedient in actually doing it.
A friend from church came up to me on Sunday and asked, “Now that you’ve taught twice on Sunday, how’s it going? How are you feeling?”
And I could honestly respond, “It’s hard but the feeling of doing something God said to do is the best. It’s scary, sure, but I know He is with me. And I know this is not always going to last and I won’t always have the opportunity to preach at a church, so I am just going to embrace it. Be grateful. And just do the thing.”
And a year ago, this woman in this picture, didn’t know this. She didn’t know she would be preaching. She didn’t know what plans God had for her. She was a bit lost and in the process of deciding on something very big (more to come on this).
As it stands, the physical transformation is just a reflection of the spiritual transformation that’s happened this year.
And I thank Jesus for this.