Saturday, May 30, 2015

Celebration Time!

Today is a very special day for me. Today is celebrating three years of healing for me. It's been three years since God stepped in and healed me of over forty years of depression, intimidation, and mental and emotional abuse. 

I talk about it a lot, but when God does a miracle in your life, you don't forget it and you want to share it with everyone you come in contact with. Why do I continue talking about it? Because by talking about it, someone who has never heard my testimony may be encouraged. Someone out there who is suffering depression may find healing. Someone who is suffering abuse may find encouragement and help. Someone out there who is at the end of their rope might find grace. That's why I do it...and because God commissioned me to.*

Not only that, but because of my healing it's my hope and ultimately my assignment to bring my story to others to encourage them; to help them find healing and purpose through forgiveness, grace, and hope. It's the theme of my website; to help people find where they fit in. When they find healing, they will find their purpose. When they find healing and purpose, they will begin to forgive. They find forgiveness through grace. When they find grace, they will ultimately find hope. They all go together in a beautiful package. The package is Jesus.

Granted, I knew Jesus long before my healing. But I was so broken that I couldn't follow Him the way I watched others do. I think it's that way for a lot of people. The world has crept in and misguided many people into thinking that their circumstances are "just the way life is," that this is their lot in life, it's hereditary, runs in the family, or because they've brought it on themselves. How untrue this is! Because Jesus didn't die so we could live in bondage! He died so we could have an abundant life...right here...right now (John 10:10)! Sure, we'll have abundance beyond our wildest dreams when we get to Heaven. But we can also have a full and wonderful life here on earth, as well.

Listen lovelies, God wants you healed, too. You have a purpose. You have talent. You are a beautiful masterpiece and you have been chosen by the Most High God to be something wonderful! I never believed that myself until I was healed. That's when everything began falling into place. My life changed forever.

This is why I'm so excited about today. I've been walking healed for three years today. No, it hasn't been all hunky dory every day. But the "bad" days pale in comparison to all the good days. God never said we wouldn't have it easy. No, quite the opposite is true (John 15:18-19, 1 John 3:13). When I do come under attack though, I don't have a setback into the black abyss like I used to. I immediately take it to God and He helps me through it. I learn a lot not only about my situation, but about myself in the process. I'm a work in progress. I'm not perfect. My life isn't perfect. I'm just healed and I'm doing the best I can to walk my walk, trusting the Lord every step of the way.

I'm not where I want to be, but thank God that I'm not where I used to be! And that's cause for celebration!
*My story is now available in my new book, Walking Healed. I'm not advertising what I've done, but what God has done. Read my full story and learn how to walk healed. Available in eBook and paperback.

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=walking+healed+shelley+wilburn

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