Here is the next installment of my 31 Days of Writing Prompts Challenge
Who is that other woman? The one who used to live here? I remember her words, watched her steps but honestly I would not recognize her if I saw her today.
She didn’t take money for sex but she did use sex to manipulate men to get what she wanted-attention-drugs-whatever so I guess you could say she was a prostitute.
She was extremely insecure and needed a man to control her because she didn’t trust herself to make choices for herself. This led to many poor choices in the end.
She loved her daughter but was so blinded by her own needs she neglected the needs of her child and failed to protect her. Failed as a mother.
She had so much fear, guilt and shame she used pills, pot and booze to medicate them away. They never did go away.
She was told she was not smart so she didn’t dare to set a goal or strive for more.
She strived to survive and never knew she could not only survive but thrive.
She felt overlooked and insignificant, screamed for attention but did not get what she needed. No matter how loud she cried “What about me?”
She was all these things, and many more, this other woman.
Then Jesus stepped down into her pit, grabbed her by the hand and simply said, “Come with me.”
Now she has a husband who loves and cherishes her, just the way she is, and loves God too. (Ephesians 5:25)
Now she has a heart that gives freely, with no desire for return or recognition. (Acts 20:35)
Now she knows who she is and who she belongs to-she is a child of the one true living God. (Romans 8:16)
Now her guilt and shame have been covered under the blood of Jesus and His grace, mercy and love. (1 Corinthians 6:11)
She holds out hope for reconciliation with her daughter, whom she loves and misses very much, because nothing is impossible with God.(Matthew 19:26)
Now her addiction and craving is for God’s truth because it’s God’s truth that has set her free. (Psalm 118:5)
Now her mind has been renewed and transformed and she knows God created her for a purpose. (Ephesians 4:22-24)
Now she dares to dream, thrive and be all God created her to be before she was even conceived.( Jeremiah 29:11)
Now she is happy serving in the back round so others can lead and shine for God’s glory. (1 Peter 4:10)
How do I know all this about this “other” woman? I know because she is me.
Amazing grace, how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me.
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