The face I see looking back at me in the mirror doesn’t match the kid I still feel I am on the inside. I’m 45 (as of 7/2020) and I’ve yet to master this ‘adulting’ thing. That’s why I named this blog what I did, although, lately I have been feeling like I’m losing that sense of child-likeness. Perhaps I’m beginning to accept this thing called aging. Sigh.
this girl called mindy was initially about working through my struggles with major depression. My hope was that, by baring my soul to the world, my vulnerability might also help someone else . . . It has since turned into more than that. Depression is no longer a main focus. The Lord healed me of depression in April of 2016, but I still have other issues (don’t we all?). Depression isn’t just one thing wrapped in a neat little package; it cannot be defined with only one word such as sadness. But Jesus definitely lifted something off of me that day; He set me free of an extremely heavy oppression I had been carrying for many, many years.
I do still feel like there is more the Lord needs to set me free of…there are still some things that linger, but I look forward to all those strongholds being broken in God’s amazing timing. I’ve written all about the struggles and confusion I experienced following my healing, but four years later I can confidently affirm that I am healed. . . . The enemy loves to attack us and cause confusion whenever we progress in the kingdom because he doesn’t want us to be secure in our new-found freedom. For when we are confident in who we are in Christ we become a major obstacle to evil.
I’ve never grown more than I have over these last four years of my life, but I still have a whole lot more learning and growing to do . . . MAY I NEVER STOP! Jesus can intervene anytime He wants to help us on our journey, but we still have the responsibility of doing our part. And how awesome is that? The Lord wants us to work in partnership with Him!
Okay, so back to talking about this blog . . .
this girl called mindy is about helping myself to just LET. IT. OUT! And then hopefully I will be able to let it go.
And finally, this girl called mindy is about me just expressing myself the way I want, how I want, when I want.
This blog is my outlet.
…..also……These posts I write are a great way to reflect on how much I’ve grown and continue to grow in my faith as a follower of Jesus Christ. It’s messy but Jesus never said it would be easy.