Friday, February 24, 2012

I Used To....




HAPPY FRIDAY MY FELLOW BLOGGING FRIENDS!!!!


Sometimes I look back at my life and think of where I was and where I am today.

It's interesting to see how you grow and change. 


My life has become so clear about who I am, who God wants me to be and what my purpose is.




I used to not see all of this so clearly.....



I used to:
 Be very shy.

Now:
I am not shy at all. I am a HUGE people person. I talk to everyone! It can even be someone in the elevator at work in the morning I will ask how they are doing and tell them to have a great day!

I used to:
Be very insecure

Now:
I am content with who God has created me to be.

Psalm 139:14
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.

I used to:
Party on the weekends and sometimes during the week.

Now:
I don't drink at all. I have no desire for it. You can still have a blast without drinking!


I used to:
Swear

Now:
The thought of swearing and when I hear other people swear makes my skin crawl


I used to:
Feel confused about life and my purpose

Now:
Praise God. My life now has meaning, purpose and direction.


I used to:
Be depressed

Now:
I never thought I could experienc this much joy and happiness in my life!
 Life is beautiful!


I used to:
Be in an unheathly relationship with a non-believer
(I will talk about that when I post about "my story"..Coming Soon!)

Now:
I am married to a wonderful man who:
*Treats me like a Queen
*Serves in the church
*Respects me
*Supports me
*Loves God with all of his heart and soul


I used to:
Dress in short skirts, short shorts, tube tops, halter tops
Now:
I dress very modestly

Deuteronomy 22:5
“The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the LORD thy God."

1 Timothy 2:9-10
“In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array; But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works.” 



I used to:
Not have a relationship with God.

I didn't know how to read the Bible.

I didn't know how to know pray.

I didn't know how to know if there was really a God.

Now:
I have a wonderful relationship with God.

I love reading the scriptures morning and night. They bring peace, hope and happiness into my life.

Prayer is essential to my everyday routine. I pray in the morning, throughout the day and before bed.

I know with all of my soul that there is an all loving and all knowing God who cares about me dearly.
 I see his blessings and I feel of His infinite love daily in my life and it's wonderful!



I used to:
Be a completely different person than I am today. I didn't like who I was...

Now:
I am the person who I want to be.

I finally love ME.

I finally love my life.

But most of all.....
I love my Heavenly Father.

He has changed my heart and my life in more ways than I could have ever imagined.

All of my "used to's" are all crossed out because it doesn't matter what happened then and where I was then.

What matters is what's happening now, where I am now and all the wonderful blessings and adventures that God has in store for my life!

13 Comments:

At February 24, 2012 at 8:55 AM , Blogger Chelsea said...

Wow, what a testament of how God has changed your heart! I still struggle with being shy but I know God has not given me a spirit of timidity but of power, love and self-discipline. Great post, girl!

 
At February 24, 2012 at 9:39 AM , Blogger Elisha(: said...

these are AWESOME!!!!

 
At February 24, 2012 at 9:46 AM , Blogger Life In Heels said...

cute post idea!! i think maybe i need to do this?

 
At February 24, 2012 at 10:06 AM , Blogger Valerie Griffin said...

great post!

 
At February 24, 2012 at 12:30 PM , Blogger bonbon said...

Very inspirational post. It's so great that you can see all the progress that you have made in your life and look at what a great place you are currently in. Way to go!

bonnie
bonnielouisa.blogspot.com

 
At February 24, 2012 at 1:04 PM , Blogger Kimberly Bonham said...

Thanks Chelsea! You are 100% right!
There is nothing wrong with being a little shy!

 
At February 24, 2012 at 1:05 PM , Blogger Kimberly Bonham said...

Thanks Elisha!

Happy Friday to you!

 
At February 24, 2012 at 1:05 PM , Blogger Kimberly Bonham said...

Thanks! You totally should!

 
At February 24, 2012 at 1:06 PM , Blogger Kimberly Bonham said...

Thanks Valerie!
Hope your having a fabulous day!

 
At February 24, 2012 at 1:07 PM , Blogger Kimberly Bonham said...

Thank you bonbon!
Sometimes its fun to look back and see how you were then compared to now.

Happy Friday! Weekend is here! Yay!

 
At February 24, 2012 at 1:17 PM , Blogger Rochelle said...

Lovely post. I love how God changes our hearts so we can experience joy more fully!

 
At February 24, 2012 at 7:49 PM , Blogger Anna @ IHOD said...

Ahh this is beautiful! Gave me goosebumps.
Thanks for sharing this!
Have a fun weekend ahead!
x, Anna

 
At February 24, 2012 at 8:31 PM , Blogger Brandi said...

So encouraging! We are definitely very similar! So glad the Lord brought me to your page! He is so faithful and worthy!

 

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