There are NO words to explain what God has done to me and in me.
I marvel at Him. There are times when I have tried to understand it, but it is just beyond human understanding.
I have had God touched me countess before, but this that I have become and is still becoming, is not just a touch, I am marked for life.
I am a changed woman. At first none of it made any sense. I have tried to understand by logically reasoning but could not.
Now I understand what Jesus meant when He told Peter, “Flesh and blood did not reveal this to you.” You see, there are some things only the Spirit of God can reveal to you.
I have wondered why I had to go through all the hell I had to go through. I questioned God, I cried, I wept, I got weary, I got wounded, there were times I literally asked God when it would be over and how long would it last.
I experienced so many attacks to the point I never thought I could have recuperated or be able to make it. You see, giving up or quitting is just not in me. I have the DNA of Christ.
Even if I wanted to give up, I just cannot and will not, and believe me when I say; it is not my doing, but the work of His Spirit in me.
Who I have become has made me realize the reason the enemy tried so many times to stop me, block me, sabotage me and even kill me.
Looking at it and realizing it was all part of God’s plan, I stand amaze of Him. Listen, the faith that I walk and operate in is NOT normal.
God has changed the way I move. He has changed the way I operate. God has changed my outlook. He has literally changed the way I see.
I see life differently. I do not see failures, I see opportunities to grow. I do not see hardships; I see opportunities to become better and stronger.
Where many see hopelessness, I see hope, where many see fear, I see the opportunity to become courageous, mount up and soar, I do not stop when I get tired.
I do not stop when I am opposed. I stop when I overcome. I stop when I win. You see, I see beyond what the natural eyes cannot.
I see beyond the seen. I have come to know and value the power of the process. I have come to love and appreciate the power of the process.
I have come to know the power of the God who renews, strengthens and empowers. If I had to go through what I have gone through again, knowing I would become who and what I have become (and believe me when I say, I am not perfect and only a work in progress), I would have yielded more to Him.
If I know nothing else, I know that I am definitely not the same person I was a few months ago and to God I give all the glory and the honor.
There is power in the His name!
~ Shelly-Ann Powell
Shelly-Ann Powell is a woman after God’s heart, founder and director of the Impact Nations For Christ organization whose mission is to empower, strengthen and point humanity to the Savior Jesus Christ.