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The Devil Had a Plot, But God Had a Plan

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No weapon formed against you shall prosper, And every tongue which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LordAnd their righteousness is from Me, Says the Lord. (Isaiah 54:17)

I never thought I would be here living out my purpose for God. There was once a time in my life when I turned my back on God for allowing all the horrendous things in my life to take place.

Growing up, life wasn’t as rosy for me as it might have been for others. I grew up in Los Angeles, CA with parents in the home, but they weren’t very present in my life.

I had to literally raise myself from a young age. I was sexually abused and left to live in this world with the painful scars of the after math that my abusers left on my body.

I used to cry myself to sleep, and wonder why was it my life’s purpose to be mistreated, and unwanted by my own mother. I wandered through life drained.

I latched on emotionally to a guy I ended up being with for six years. I actually thought I needed to be with him. He mistreated me and tried to take my life, but God would not allow it to happen.

I found myself shifting in and out of suicidal thoughts, until one day in 2009 it became my reality. I got so fed up with my reckless life that I ended up taking 60 pills. As I consumed each pill I thought that I was surely going to be free from the hurt and cares of this world.

As I woke up the next morning, I was in the hospital on a 72 hour hold for observation. They ran test and after being admitted there for two weeks, I was finally released.

I began to do some deep soul searching as I began to look over my life and all the things that I had gone through. I then realized I was mad at the wrong person. God meant me no harm. It was the devil that tried to wreck my life because he knew something I didn’t even know about myself. He knew that I had a calling on my life and that God would use me for His glory.

I thank God and praise God today that 7 years later I am using what the devil thought would break me, to glorify God. God has blessed me with the opportunity to share my life journey with other women.

When I wanted to shut myself off from God, my faith stood up and reminded me of God’s everlasting love. It allowed me to see that the darkness of life can surely be turned into beauty for ashes.

It took a substantial amount of time as well as healing just to be able to stand firm on God’s word and share my story.

Brokenness is only, but for a moment and God can repair your broken heart. You only have to allow Him to come into your heart fully. Do this and He’ll guide your foot steps to where only He can lead you. Every time I look at my life and wonder how I made it over the years, I can’t do nothing but praise God!

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74 Comments

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  4. Lorna Marie Lariviere

    April 26, 2017 at 7:38 pm

    ❤️

  5. Desiree' Phillips

    April 26, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    “Nothing Can Stop God’s Plan For Your Life”, in Jesus Mighty Name, Amen! (Isaiah 14:27)

  6. Dawn Stover

    April 26, 2017 at 6:22 pm

    It’s so awesome that God planted this thought in my head before I read this post. When I saw it, I was like, WOW, GOD JUST CONFIRMED THAT I’M ON THE RIGHT PATH! All I can say is Hallelujah, thank you Jesus!

  7. Sue Laing

    April 26, 2017 at 4:19 pm

    Praise God!

  8. Angelina Dowdell

    April 26, 2017 at 12:11 pm

    The devil don’t have u it’s u letting the devil in your life god always there but it’s u putting the devil in your life

  9. Teresa Palmer-Jones

    April 26, 2017 at 11:20 am

    Thank God for your testimony!

  10. Florence Philemon

    April 26, 2017 at 10:43 am

    Amen. d devil can nr succeed over my family.

  11. Lilian Nanji Akpeji

    April 26, 2017 at 10:27 am

    He saved me…

  12. Jenny Caluag Soriano

    April 26, 2017 at 9:53 am

    Amen such an unlifting testimony bout God’s goodness in your life thank you for sharing Godbless you more…

  13. Gladys Asheahe

    April 26, 2017 at 8:32 am

    Oh yessssssss…

  14. Siphosethu Helen

    April 26, 2017 at 6:25 am

    My God is the Alpha and Omega He is in control

  15. LaShonda Moore

    April 26, 2017 at 6:04 am

    Thank God!

  16. Mahlongwane Mandisa Faltein

    April 26, 2017 at 5:54 am

    But God..ooh Yes.

  17. Theresa Patricia Fraser Mabuza

    April 26, 2017 at 4:35 am

    Amen.

  18. Mary Willis Bailey

    April 26, 2017 at 3:57 am

    Amen! His plan is beautiful too! John 10:10 my life scripture!

  19. Michelle Randolph

    April 26, 2017 at 3:28 am

    Olivia Ward

  20. Karon La'Reina

    April 26, 2017 at 3:10 am

    Amrn.

  21. Shari Mitchell

    April 26, 2017 at 2:14 am

    Toshia Harrison

  22. Hasnah Karriem

    April 26, 2017 at 1:59 am

    Truism

  23. Velinda Parks

    April 26, 2017 at 1:59 am

    Yes

  24. Teresa Powell

    April 26, 2017 at 12:53 am

    Beautiful Testimony, God is good all the time, the devil is a liar

  25. Corlis Miles

    April 26, 2017 at 12:43 am

    Amen I know that’s right

  26. Tammy Jones

    April 26, 2017 at 12:38 am

    AMEN. He shows up unexpected. When I’m thinking it over. But God is a on time God. To God I give him praise

  27. Helena Melendez

    April 26, 2017 at 12:24 am

    Beautiful testimony! Thank you for sharing God is great

  28. Gloria Rizzuti

    April 25, 2017 at 11:54 pm

    Beautiful testimony. Thanks for sharing

  29. Kelly Burns

    April 25, 2017 at 11:53 pm

    True statement. Amen

  30. Ruby Dee

    April 25, 2017 at 11:39 pm

    God is good all by himself

  31. Lucy Beth

    April 25, 2017 at 11:25 pm

    Our God is a God of righteous

  32. Deneisha Vanessa

    April 25, 2017 at 11:15 pm

    Amen…

  33. Nana Ama Boateng Yeboah

    April 25, 2017 at 10:58 pm

    Absolutely

  34. Keri Beasley

    April 25, 2017 at 10:49 pm

    Megan David

  35. Ma Violeta Moral

    April 25, 2017 at 10:36 pm

    Psalms 121:7-8. In Jesus name. Amen….

  36. Heidi Beckham

    April 25, 2017 at 10:25 pm

    LaurenLaure what a testimony

  37. Beverley Van De Venter

    April 25, 2017 at 10:24 pm

    Amen. Thank you Jesus

  38. Biro Carlos Garcia

    April 25, 2017 at 10:12 pm

    Awesome Amen

  39. Zoé Louise

    April 25, 2017 at 10:12 pm

    This is an incredible testimony. Thank you for sharing. The devil only has as much power as we give him (which is so often more than we should!) but Jesus said it is finished! So thankful that I am a daughter of the Most High! Xx

  40. Candy Stallings

    April 25, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    Amen!!!Thank You God

  41. Terry Daley

    April 25, 2017 at 9:54 pm

    Thank you Jesus Amen

  42. Heather Gillis

    April 25, 2017 at 9:45 pm

    Yes! God is the ultimate healer!

  43. Nuggets Darbouze

    April 25, 2017 at 9:42 pm

    Thank you for your authenticity to share your testimony, Our Heavenly Father takes an approach that is unthinkable to ensure that we know he is El Shaddi. Many blessings to you always!!!!

  44. Brittany E Washington

    April 25, 2017 at 9:40 pm

    Amen

  45. Janice Borden

    April 25, 2017 at 9:38 pm

    Amen

  46. Regalo Roman

    April 25, 2017 at 9:36 pm

    AMEN AND AMEN

  47. Grace Mwiche Kangwa

    April 25, 2017 at 9:34 pm

    Thats my God!

  48. Donna Kay Breeding

    April 25, 2017 at 9:32 pm

    Praise God!!!

  49. Patsy McMullen

    April 25, 2017 at 9:32 pm

    Amen

  50. Sharonda Hopkins

    April 25, 2017 at 9:28 pm

    AMEN

  51. Heemskerk Rita

    April 25, 2017 at 9:28 pm

    Amen

  52. Debbesa Sealey

    April 25, 2017 at 9:28 pm

    amen

  53. Stella Clark

    April 25, 2017 at 9:26 pm

    Amen

  54. Jill Cheatham

    April 25, 2017 at 9:23 pm

    Yes he did. But God. Give him all the praise, all the honor. God I thank you for keeping me under your shadow.

  55. Shanelle Luvnme Needam

    April 25, 2017 at 9:23 pm

    Thank you Jesus

  56. Chacha PL

    April 25, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    Amen

  57. Larissa Scott

    April 25, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    Amen!!!

  58. Joyce Ofori-boafo

    April 25, 2017 at 9:20 pm

    Viktor B-adjei Hagar Kondo

  59. Lisa Crump

    April 25, 2017 at 9:17 pm

    Hallelujah

  60. Janice Sneed

    April 25, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    Amen

  61. Kwandu Ndaki

    April 25, 2017 at 9:14 pm

    Amen the devil can not win over me again since i knew the Lord is my power and my life

  62. Reid Nicola

    April 25, 2017 at 9:14 pm

    Awesome! My God is awesome and greatly to be praised! You have to go through a test to have a testimony! Stay focus and bless in Jesus Name! !

  63. Sonya Mcneill

    April 25, 2017 at 9:13 pm

    Amen Thank You God

  64. Sindiswa Thwala

    April 25, 2017 at 9:13 pm

    Amen

  65. Veronica Rollins

    April 25, 2017 at 9:11 pm

    The devil plot day to day. God plan in advance. Never estimate what the power of prayer and God can do in your life.

  66. Yasmine Ortman

    April 25, 2017 at 9:10 pm

    Amen! Praise God He always comes through for us<3 <3

  67. Hayley Sefton

    April 25, 2017 at 9:08 pm

    So Be It

  68. Garmei Kennedy

    April 25, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    Amen

  69. Yolonda Brown

    April 25, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    Amen

  70. Melissa Jeanne Cypher

    April 25, 2017 at 8:58 pm

    Amen!

  71. Susan Ford Keller

    May 21, 2016 at 7:02 am

    Thank you for sharing your testimony. May God richly bless you.

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