I know what you are thinking. Katlyn, I cannot just be homeschooled whenever I want. Maybe you don't even want to be homeschooled. Whatever. And I totally get that. By any means that is not the point I am trying to get across. I will explain myself as we go further into the blogpost.
Up until 8th grade (when I started being homeschooled), I never knew who I was. Yeah my name was Katlyn Grace, but the deeper part of me. Who was I? What was I about? I felt like I was trapped in my own little bubble and I had no way of getting out.
As I started A Beka Academy (Pensacola Christian Academy), everything was Bible centered and it literally just felt good. It felt so right. And as I began to learn more about the Word of God, I started learning who I was. Not who the girl next door was. Not who my best friend was. Me. And I know you have heard it over and over, but I did not know my true identity until I discovered it within the pages of the Scripture. It starts with simply jumping in.
"It starts with simply jumping in."
My heart physically yearned for a purpose. I wanted to make a difference. Not in vain...but for the Lord. Because He can change hearts. I saw that within my own life and I desperately wanted others to see it as well.
As I read the Bible, I learned that I am loved (John 3:16). That I am beautiful (Psalm 139:14). That I do have a purpose (Jeremiah 29:11). True joy was placed in my heart when I realized that I am not and do not have to be like her. That I am not perfect, and yes, I will make mistakes., but I can get back up by the grace of God. True joy came along when my chains were broken and I realized that I was one of God's. When I am God's child, I have nothing to fear except God Himself. I don't have to worry about what the world will think of me. And I can laugh.
You see, when I stepped out of my comfort zone, that is where I met my true self. Sometimes we are so laxed and we literally rock ourselves to sleep, but there is work to be done. I leaped into something that I wasn't certain about at first, and from there, I discovered who I was. My true identity. God had a plan. I started Rosepetalsandfaith, and boy, I didn't realize that I would be talking to thousands of people across the globe. I didn't know He would call me into something such as writing. But surprises from the Lord are epic. Don't you love it when He throws a curveball?
Friend, I'm here to tell you that the best results happen when we hand the case over to God. And I cannot encourage you enough to dig into the Word of God and discover who you are in Him. That is where you find your worth. That is where you find love. That is where you find healing. And that is where you find your answers.
"The Best Results happen when we hand the case over to God."
God can break you and mold you into the best person you can be. I want to leave you with that encouragement. You don't have to spin in circles with the lies that satan whispers in your ear. Satan is the author of confusion and he is a liar. The Word of God says you are more, you have purpose, and that you can do all things through Christ. So, take heart, root yourself in the Bible, and find freedom in the mercy of the Lord.
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Hi there! I'm Katlyn Grace and welcome to the advice section. Here we get real. These blogposts are written from my heart to yours, and I pray they encourage your heart and bring joy to your soul!