The Breath of Life


Greetings my beautiful Queens! I pray this  Tuesday is treating you well. As I was preparing for today’s blog, I was coming up empty. I was running through different topics in my mind and nothing was standing out. I’m telling myself “It’s Testimony Tuesday, you have to find a life event to talk about.” After going in circles for about 4 minutes, I realized that I didn’t need a major life event. Although I have plenty, I can simply testify about the things we so often take for granted.

I have breath in my lungs to be able to type this blog. Someone is breathless. I have the brain capacity to convey a message to others. Someone is battling with demons in their mind. I can get up and walk to the laptop to type. At one point in my life, I had no feeling in my legs and couldn’t walk nor could I use my dominant hand.

We often time forget the small things because it’s routine. We wake up, get dressed, eat, go to work or school, take care of family, etc. But we don’t acknowledge the fact that the alarm clock didn’t wake us. We didn’t breathe into our own bodies. All that we are able to do is because our Heavenly Father saw fit for it to be.

I remember being 15 attempting to end my life and being detained. This was the first time I was afraid of myself. I remember being 19, very sick and in the hospital for almost 3 weeks. It was the first time I had ever been scared for my life. I remember a year later being sicker than the first time and thinking my life was over. I remember being pregnant and fearing that my babies wouldn’t make. I remember my husband telling me that he has lung disease and how it weighed on his spirit.

I remember all of these things. Some as long as 12 years ago, others just occurring last week. One thing I know for certain is I could have been taken out, given up, and breathless a long time ago but God said not yet! I am thankful and grateful every day He allows me to do His work. My life could have gone in so many wrong directions but His grace and mercy has keep me. I will use my gift to the best of my ability to bring glory, honor, and praise to Him.

I pray you enjoyed this Testimony Tuesday. I encourage you to share your testimony because you may be the example that someone may need to see. It’s a great day to be alive; let’s make it count.