Sunday, September 22, 2013

Hello and Welcome!

Hi Sweetie,

Thanks for visiting my weekly blog, Girl Interrupted: On Purpose And For A Purpose. This blog is about my transition in life. When you think you have everything just about figured out, dotted the I's and crossed the T's and have settled in for the long haul, everything changes and I mean everything (not in a JOB experience kind of way) but it changes and it affects you in every area of your life - mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually.

Sometimes in life things just happen or we cause them to happen, hence the title, Girl Interrupted. I must confess that I have had a few private meltdowns over the past few months and it was not pretty. There was a war raging within that I could not win on my own and I know now that it was because I wasn't completely focused on Jesus or submitted to Him. In my heart and in my mind, I know that the will of God is what's best for my life. It's just that when I had to step outside of my comfort zone it seemed like for the first time, in a big way, I had to totally depend on God. I had to face FEAR, DOUBT, and CRITICISM.

My story begins here: January 2012, a new year, a new month and I had a feeling that this year was going to be different. Change was in the air and I could feel it, my sweet dad, Curtis Franklin passed away in February and are family dynamic was changed forever. The head of our family, the patriarch was no longer with us (I will share more about dad later). Then in July, after 11 years, I decided to quit my job, that's right I said quit, when jobs are not that easy to come by "I QUIT" and to this day I have not regretted it. Mainly because I have a great family support system and a God who said "He would supply my needs according to His riches in glory".

So, I decided to take a year off, my ears were still open to job opportunities of course. And then one year to the date July 2013, I have a new job, not just any job but a very important job. And it is not what I would have chosen for myself (I will tell you more later), you can say it "I'm a tease" LOL. There is a lot I would like to share, but I can't do it all right now.

On Purpose And For A Purpose, that is my journey because I don't know where I am headed but I am willing to follow Jesus. Does that mean that I won't have another meltdown, I'm sure that I will and once I come to my senses I will remember this, "For I know the plans I have for you," says the Lord. "They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope" (Jeremiah 29:11 NLT). "My thoughts are completely different from yours," says the Lord. "and My ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts" (Isaiah 55:8-9 NLT). "Now unto Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us" (Ephesians 3:20 KJV).

I hope that you will visit my blog often, leave me a comment or reach out to me via email, I would love to hear from you.