Corrie Ten Boom wrote a book called, "THE HIDING PLACE". I highly recommend you read it. A woman who went through so much in life and her courage was found in God. Her test of life, became her testimony. She wrote her story and followed the example of God.
1 Peter 2:21 (NIV)To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps.
ONE LIFE ~
Hebrews 10:24-25 (NIV)
And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, 25 not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
I can not go back and change one thing. I believe that God gives us opportunities in life and our choices matter on each one. I was talking with someone yesterday and I saw my mind change instantly as she spoke. I saw things through new eyes and my heart felt a peace. There are things in life we just want and others want what we might have in this life. Money can not buy everything and yet it's needed to survive in life. Let us all be careful the things we complain about in life or even wish for in life. God has plan for each of our lives and even in the wrong decisions, he makes a way out.
Makes such a difference
My life is in no way comparison to Corrie Ten Boom, but we have gone through things in life. We are not to compare our stories but tell our stories. Your story of your life can help someone far more than you might know. Maybe they just need to hear you and your example of pressing forward. Don't be shy is talking about where God has brought you from and where you are today in life. God has brought each us from a past and into our present. It doesn't end there, because the future is still ahead. Living in today is valuable and sharing life with others too. The bible speaks of being over-comers by the word of our testimony!
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends. What was meant to stop you in life, can push your forward into a greater today! Count blessings...