Wednesday, January 7, 2009

What's your analogy?

What a weird question right?

As most of you know, I'm in law enforcement and I work crazy hours. Oftentimes during the late shift you're riding home alone with your thoughts. And after listening to the police radio all day, I like to ride home in peace. That is until my mind starts wandering; just as it did last night about 2am. I was looking in the rear view mirror and had this epiphany of how the rear view mirror resembled my past and how the front windshield resembles my future. Wow, I'm getting goose bumps just thinking about it.

I created this thing called a blog in May of 08 by chance. I love to write and couldn't stop writing. I overheard someone talking about a blog and googled it. Here I am with all of you and anyone else who just happens to google "afreespiritbutterfly." To be honest I still do it from time to time to see if I'm still there (lol)

I use to be such a quiet, shy, introvert with low self esteem, no voice and no power. At least that's how I saw myself. And as I think about the "small print" on the rear view mirror which says objects may appear larger/closer than there are.... That was me, no one told me those things, I created that image of myself. I was listening to Joel Osteen on Sunday and he was talking about how GOD gives you the gift of good-bye. Well he gave it to me. My divorce resulted in the bright, bold, beautiful butterfly who found her voice. She is happier than ever, confident and ready to embrace all that the Lord has in store for her. She is not afraid of the future, she no longer holds onto the past and she is been inside of me all along!

12 comments: said...

Wow lady that was soooo deep (and true) and it gave me goose bumps too. You have grown in Christ so much over the last year & I'm just praying for yours and (our) continued growth in Christ through the word of God. Peace (be with you always) Love (throughout your life time) and Continued Blessings (until eternity) always your sister and friend in him.


A Free Spirit Butterfly said...

Hey Wanda, wow - what a pleasant surprise to hear from you outside the work place. Love you too and thanks for all the encouragement and support as I travel this journey with our Lord and Savoir!

Shanita Waters said...

You had better GO AHEAD!!!! (I wish you could see me standing up pointing at my monitor.

That was deep. I truly enjoyed your analogy. I'll think about mine on my way home and get back to you on mine. I've never thought about.

Thanks for the food for thought.


Toia said...

That's awesome!! I love the revelation God has given you. When I read the last paragraph, you sounded very empowering and strong. You got it going on!! :)

Blessings to you!!

Spring Fricks said...

That is awesome. I am so excited for you and for the future God will unfold to you. No more going backwards, only going forwards!

A Free Spirit Butterfly said...

Thank you ladies for the praise and support, it was a very long road but here's to the future!

Much success to all of you and remember that in one way or another we unkowingly contributed to the growth of someone else!

Love, peace and blessings!

Strongblkwmn said...

Once your journey starts your eyes are opened to everything around you. God bless. I know there's so much more to come.

Thy Word Is A Lamp Unto My Feet said...

What a great analogy! I think the Holy Spirit was up to something - revealing deep truth as He always does. Press on girl - keep your eyes forward. The apostle Paul would say:

Brothers or sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead (Phil 3:13)

We are cheering you and I am glad to hear that you have found your voice. I am also a quiet and introvert person and for years I thought I was weird for not being outgoing and outspoken - then I realized that it's how God made me and I began to feel comfortable in my own skin.

And thank you for stopping by today.

Love your blog, the name, and the design.

Have a great weekend.


A Free Spirit Butterfly said...

STB welcome back from 2008 (smile)

Myriam thanks for the scripture, I got some news today and I needed a pick me up so very bad. I'm highlighting that one and taking it to work next week.


SLC said...

Happy Saturday to you also.
I love your analogy. I just checked.
Your still there, and I think that's another analogy.


Parkay said...

Hey precious one. Awesome Post. I am so very proud of you. You are growing and your name says it all. Butterfly! You are no longer in a cocoon. You have have blossomed into the beautiful butterfly that you are. I love your spirit, I love your creativity when your sharing your thoughts, I love your wit, I even love your smile. Stand tall and keep his word in your heart and you will never go wrong. And when you come to a dip in the road ~ work your way around it. You have God given power to help you through anything. Keep writing and expressing yourself. I am so glad that we have both let go and let God! Forever your friend ~ Parkay ~ PEACE AND LOVE

A Free Spirit Butterfly said...

ms. parkay, I love you as well and all that i'm learning from you and others as i walk with the lord with fresh ears and eyes. it's going to be one awesome party in heaven and maybe by then i'll have learned how to dance (smile)

the butterfly