Have you been devastated by a relationship breakup? Maybe the pain from the traumatic event left you unable to move forward or unable to breathe? Or your spouse/partner abandoned you with a child(ren) and you were emotionally drowning in the trenches of self-pity?
Welcome to Inspired to Breathe!
We have all experienced some difficult situations and frustrations in our lives. Lord knows I have certainly had my share of emotional roller-coaster rides, relationship drama, and divorce episodes. I had to ask God a question, “God, why is this happening to me?”
God let me know that he did love me. But just because he loved me, didn’t mean I was exempt from hurt, pain, persecution and all the drama that life brings. I married and divorced the same man…twice. (Don’t ask me why). In less than six years, the second divorce left me with deeper wounds, embarrassed, bitter and abandoned. In my hopeless and desperate state of mind, I struggled to believe in myself and God, who loved me more than anything. I indulged in self-pity, focusing on my unhappiness, making bad decisions, and unable to cope with reality. My emotional wounds were cut down so deep to the core of my soul that I was literally powerless to survive.
During my emotional escapade, I didn’t lose my house, car, job or any materialistic value. Those items can be replaced. However, my value or self-worth as a person was stripped and replaced with rejection, failure mentality, low self-esteem, depression, uncertainties, and character assassination.
Relationships are built on love and trust. We always assume or take for granted that each partner is telling the truth. You always try to give each other the benefit of doubt. Whenever trust is broken, insecurities and lack of confidence can emerge. But when you lose hope, there is no motivation and you lose the power to survive.
It was the love of God, prayer, a godly family (a praying mother), good friends that honor God, professional guidance and a loving church family that inspired me to continue living an amazing life.
INSPIRED TO BREATHE is a Christian blog written to breathe inspiration and speak life to those who are hurting and unable to move forward after a painful divorce or breakup. I have taken the liberty to share with you some of my experiences and inspirations that got me through many dark days. Just know that we all have the ability to push past the pain into a greater purpose. Life happens…it’s knowing and understanding how to deal with it, and learn how to move on, especially when it comes unexpectedly.
Disclaimer: Please note that I am not a professional at giving anyone advice. This blog-spot is powered by God’s goodness, my values, opinions, and real-life personal experiences and research. I admonish everyone who is emotionally reeling from a breakup and you are reading this blog to seek professional guidance.
So go ahead and Unleash the beauty behind the mask! Be inspired to breathe and live a life full of purpose.
One thing I ask of the LORD, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple.