A quote I found in December is, "rejection is redirection". Those three words helped me process my recent trials. This past week I've been thinking about the blessings that have come every time God redirected my life. Particularly the blessings I've received in the past six months. Here's just a few:
I've been able to recover from my injury physically as well as recovering from the toll it took on me emotionally. I've developed a deeper love for myself & have been able to better understand how my Heavenly Father sees me. That developed self love & understanding of my divine nature is something I am so grateful for. I've developed so many new, meaningful friendships. I've also been able to spend a lot of time with my brother. We've always been tight, but it's a completely new relationship. I've been able to serve in my community & at church. I have seen so much growth in myself from those opportunities. They have tested me & stretched me in new ways. Last but not least, I have also been able to connect with so many of YOU! The emails & direct messages I get from you bring me to tears as I read about your stories, trials & successes. This is just a handful of ways the Lord has blessed my life recently.
NOW DON'T MISUNDERSTAND! These blessings have been the cracks that filled my broken heart. It's taken me a long time to be able to see these blessings, but now that I see them, I will never be able to ignore them again. They are woven into my trial & this chapter of my life.
I invite you to think back to hard times in your life & look for the blessings from the Lord. Record them, write them down, remember them & treasure them.