Welcome to Sarahs Bold Story

Hi, welcome and thankyou for taking the time to check out my blog-space! I believe that God is leading me to share some of my experiences from my life. I believe that my experiences had Gods hand on them, and He was there with me through every step. I hope that you might find this space as a place of encouragement and hope to aid you in your journey! God bless you and happy reading. -Sarah

Heroes

If you Google the definition of a hero in the dictionary it would say a “mythological or legendary figure often of divine descent endowed with great strength or ability. An illustrious warrior. A person admired for achievements and Nobel qualities. One who shows great courage. “( Merriam Webster’s dictionary)

These are all great but I have my own definition of what a hero is: A hero is a person who saves you from utter destruction; someone who helps you find your way out of diyer circumstance. Only to leave you with your deepest heart crys, answered.

I never used to know what my heart truly wanted until I began to find that in going God’s way I have found myself to be happy, emotionally healthy, and content with what I have. 

I know that  there are many heroes in the world. We all have different people that we know that might have helped us out. Someone may have even helped saved your life. Or how about those who fight for the things that are important to us. Even those who sacrifice there lives to save ours. These people are all very important and I’m not trying to downplay their role by saying I know someone better. 

All I really can tell you about is what I have experienced. When I was in my early young adult years I was going through a great amount of internal termoil. People in my family that I came to depend on were passing away right and left. My dreams at a career in health care were vanishing. The man I assumed I would spend the rest of my life with walked out. I really didn’t know where or who to turn to during these times. It was then that my all time hero stepped in and we started to get to know one another. 

Up untill that point in my life the only man who was ever really honest and a good role model to me was my late grandpa. I never knew of a person who cared so much for my attention as my hero does. Someone out there who actually cared to get to know me, teach me, direct me, care for my needs, and take me down the right road.

When I became a young adult I had no where left I knew to turn so I turned to Jesus. Looking back I see it as the best choice I’ve made thus far in my life, the choice to do things His way, trusting that He has my best interest in mind. He showed me the real me, my thoughts, my intentions, my hiden motives. 

For a while I made myself into who I thought a young woman should be. Only to find that the person I tucked away was so hiden, that I couldn’t even find her. It took a true hero to teach me how loved I am. 

The change that has taken place in my life has mainly been an inside job in my mind and heart. Scary, yes, at times it has been but all the while Jesus has comforted me offering me strength and courage. 

Yes you may know of many great men who have done great things. I guess I may be “out of the loop” because no one could ever trump the things I know that Jesus has done for me. That’s why I am so glad to call Him my hero. 

The Bible says seak first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you. I never really knew when I first read that scripture what “these things” really where. But I am beginning to realize that Jesus has helped me be at peace with my life and the people in it. I found that what really matters now are not things anymore. Things that matter to me now are seeing people smile. Loving and respecting them. Simple things that I always used to overlook. 

I am now working, with much help of my hero, at rebuilding the relationships that I worked so hard to tear down in the past. Life is fragile. The opportunity present today may not be there tomorrow. There is an open invite for you to get to know Jesus. What will you do with it. Thank you for reading my blog. God bless you.

Please forgive me.

I often times give the best of myself : my time, my attention, my life, love, kindness, mercy, hospitality, good additude, and so on to the patients i work with at my job. its hard to explain the kind of mental strain it puts on a person to be kind and compasionate when the dealing with the public when they feel and act their worst because of what they are dealing with. I also feel that there is nothing more rewarding to be the person people lean on in their time of need. However sometimes one cant help but feel that their kindness is going unaccepted, overlooked, or undervalued. In the same respect manytimes I never find out how my actions have impacted a patient in a positive light. Needless to say at the end of the day it is easy to feel mentally exhausted. Of courseit would be nice to go home and “veg” out so to speak. But, much like many of my coworkers I have family and friends who more often then not have to deal with the “leftovers” from me after a long work day. How do you recharge after a long day? Im always looking for new (nonalcohol involved) ideas! Often times being the introvert that I am if I can just have an hour to myself to listen to music, read, write, clean, exercise, ect.; then I feel ready to offer what I have to family and friends. Sometimes I find it easiest to offer the best of me when I only see family or friends for a couple of hours rather then spending my whole evening with them.

I look at nurses at work who go home to little ones after working a 12 hour shift with patients with difficult personalities. Not to mention the other stressors that nurses deal with on a day to day basis. Then they go home to children and cook, and clean, and the kids emotional outbursts ect. Those people truely are heros. Jack of all trades, awesome people who are often underappreciated. God love them.

I have found that my faith is always recharging me and challenging me to give more. Through recharging in prayer and time with God I have found peace. I use Jesus to draw on for strength for more patience. John 4:10 says : Jesus answered her, “If you knew [about] God’s gift [of eternal life], and who it is who says, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him [instead], and He would have given you living water (eternal life).”

I love that scripture because it reminds me that I can be refreshed by Jesus and not other things. I just need to turn to Him in my time of need.

I love the journey I have been on with my career. I know the sweetest part has been my deepening relationship with God though the process. God says in His word (speaking of Jesus) whoever believes in me shall not parish but have eternal life. (John3:36)

The End or the Begining

I often times congure up plans in my mind of how i would like things to go. sometimes i even put my hope in a situation going well in thought that when things go well then i can do such n such with my time or my life. in the bible it states many are the plans in mans mind but its the Lords purposes that prevail. im getting older now, amost 36 i cant do much more than pit my hope in the Lord for my future. for so long i have tried to put my hopes in my own plans only to find things not turning out exactly as i would have liked. i guess i always found security in my plans thinking as long as ive got this life figured out i can sleep well at night. so much of our lives and what happens in them is beyond our control. people pass, we hope for a spouse, do what we can to meet the people we think will be a good fit for our lives, and try our best at our careers. unfortunately even when we think we have a handle on our lives, our plans, things go awray. they get messed up. i feel like its God nudging me to dreem a little bigger. set my sights a little higher, stop looking at the temperary and set my sights on the eternal. i feel like i more often than not reach the end of my hopes now adays but God is calling me to something so much bigger. to set my hope in Him alone for the things to come. i laid in bed the other day thinking now what. there goes another plan that didnt work out. am i depressed about it, no. i know i set my sights too low. i put my hope in things of this earth when i need my focus on the Lords plans. i am the chosen. hand picked for a greater plan, a greater purpose then the things that quickly fade away. i will put my hope and dreams for my future in the Lord. i know His plans will carry out. its time to set my feet upon the unmoveable rock that is Christ Jesus. the one who made me has a idea in mind for where i am going. The Lords plans are producing fruit in my life. Love. Joy. Peace. Longsuffering. I know im going places with God i can be secure in Him. In the story in genisis Lot and his family needed to leave behind everthing familar to them so they could press into the new that God had in store. Lots wife made the dession to focus on what she had in the past. Looking back at what we used to have can paralize or stop us from experiencing everything God wants to do in our life now! There are new experiences awaiting us each day. I used to say if im not dead God is still working. where is your focus? May you be able to move forward into your next steps in God.

My job, my hobby.

What interests me? Its so imporant in my book to never loose touch with the things inlife you like to do! Do you have dreams? So do I! I cant wait to do the things some day! I thoughly love meeting people all kinds of people. Small talk is fun. I never used to be into people. To be honest they kindof pissed me off. People have been a challenge at times, but the difficult people have refined my heart. I asked God to give me a heart for people. Just anyone He wants. It has been a learning process to develop some people skills and tougher skin but the word is my guide and the Holy Spirit my teacher. I get practice every day. I work at a local hospital here in Michigan. I honestly love my nurse aide job! I have been there for over ten years now. 🙂 Life is really good, I have found favor with God and the nurses at my job are great. We make an awesome team. The thing i like most about my job is the watching people improve over the course of their stay. Not just in health. But also their disposition. Their countenance can improve over a simple conversation and a little of your time. The Lord has used my job to make me humble, and greatful for the things I have. In my opinion there is nothing more rewarding then to be a blessing to others. You dont have to have much. Offer them your smile, your time, a listening ear, a word of encouragement, your patientce, prayers and hope. 

There is purpose

There is an anointing on your life to be you. 1 John 2:27 says but you have recieved the Holy Spirit, and He lives within you, so you dont need anyone to teach you what is true. For the Spirit teaches you everything you need to know, and what He teaches is true- it is not a lie. So just as He has taught you remain in fellowship with Christ. No one else can do the job in life the way you will. Have you ever met someone who when they get around certain people that are different then them they just become like a camileon lizard and warp into talking like the other people they are around for the moment. Do yourself a favor. Dont be that person. Why? Because, after a while you lose site of who you really are. The unique personality that God placed in you is made to shine. 1 peter 2:9 amplified says:  But you are a chosen race , a royal priesthood , a  consecrated nation , a [special] people for  God’s  own possession , so that you may proclaim the excellencies [the wonderful deeds and virtues and perfections] of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.The more we try to act like other people to fit in. The easier it becomes to lose sight of what our own opinions and likes are. Then you will have to work at recovering that in the future. Its too late you say…Hold it right there. There is hope for you and your unique self! Have the courage and boldness to express your own thoughts and opinions in a way thats respectful to others.1 Chron 2:28 says David also said to Solomon his son, “Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you until all the work of the service of the temple is finished. Dont stop doing that even when you find yourself rejected for being like, well, yourself! Dont ever let anyone tell you that you are not cool. Because whats the truth here? Truth is God made you. Isaiah42:2 Amp bible says: This is what the Lord who made you And formed you from the womb, who will help you says, ‘Fear not, O Jacob My servant. He had you in mind before you were ever formed. He created you for His own pleasure. God doesnt need and depend on you in a sense that He cant do things without you. He is God. He is bigger than our circumstances. But God wants YOU. You, yes you, every little detail of your exsistance and personality was a twinkle in Gods eye while you were growing in your moms prego belly. God loves you with a crazy overwhelming kind of love. But dont take my word for it. Find out for yourself! Seak Him, question Him, get to know Him let Him speak into your life. You know those hard things you went through? God works all things together for the good of those who love Him! Hold onto that promise while working out the details. Are there details to work out? Always. Buy take courage because God is your source of everything you have need of. May i be so bold to tell you about a scripture that used to scare the crap out of me? Here is the news:God is all you need. You can find all the answers by looking to God to answer them for you. Dont look to man to answer the deep longings of your heart. God made us to need Him. We are dependent on Him to find our way in this life. These are just some things I have learned about my relationship with God. I have applied them to my life and Im happy to say Im more like me. More like the me I was always dieing to be in a croud but could not find a way to break through. You know what the best part is I like me for me. I learned to love myself along the way. God made a way through what looked like a mess in my life. Truth is you can not pick your family or the sitations you were raised in. You were kind of just put in those situations. But here I go saying it again. God works all things together for the good of those who love Him and are called acording to His plan and purpose. Yea, some times life deals you lemons. But its nothing you cant work through with the help of Jesus. I once went to this christian confrence and the theme for the meeting was “Just give me Jesus”. It was awesome and refressing as it sounds. Jesus is your answer. So what is your question? God has need of you to be the person He created you to be. No one else can take on the job in the authentic way that you can. 

Being true, and growing.

All of us have a story to tell. We have each gone through/ been apart of a unique set of circumstances. Like it or not our circumstances and situations have a way of molding our personalities. We must take our mindsets and additues before God in order to be changed from the inside out. The process of renewing our minds involes exposing our hearts to the truth of Gods living word, the bible in order to open our eyes to new ways of thinking. Not only do we need to direct our thinking in a direction towards Jesus, but we need to be willing to be open and honest with ourselves and God about the hatered, bitterness, jelousy and envy in our hearts. Only then can we develop good fruits to offer others. Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. Take the time to look at your words and how they are effecting those around you. In order to make a possitive impact on to others lives, our words and actions should not be found to be harmful. The love of Christ must be desplayed, that is the way to lead others to the river of life, Jesus Himself. We want others to have a Jesus encounter and develop lasting deep rooted, maturing relationships with our living God. Is your life a living example to those in your sphere of influence. Ask God to let you know, and change your heart towards those around you. Then be open to the move of God in your heart. Can you sense Him directing you? Ask knock seak and God will be your teacher. God bless you today.