>Life Happened

>It’s been a while since I posted on here…. and even longer than that since I’ve been faithful to sharing consistently. I will begin my attempt again today.

I am not good at continuing things…. I am great at new beginnings and I thrive on change to a great extent…. it’s the gind that gets me. You know, once things are not new anymore, I seem to lose interest in them. I’m not sure where that began in me because I don’t always remember being that way. Maybe it was a place of pain…. a massive disappointment that caused such harm to my loyalty. Who was it? What was it….. that happened to that young, sweet, people-loving, always-on-the-go, optimistic (to a fault in some people’s eyes), completely dedicated person I used to be?

Life happened.
Other people’s issues of control happened.
God answering NO to my most heartfelt prayers happened.
“I don’t see you that way” happened (again and again)
Separations from all I knew and love happened.
Rejection happened

It’s not hard to understand the reasons why…. if I just take the time to think about it? Deep down, I already know. But I have stuffed those hurtful experiences down in the past and instead of really being that wonderful person I enjoyed being…. I TRIED to be her when I really wasn’t.
Pain had caused me to become severely numb to LIFE in general…..and when I looked, I saw someone else’s image staring back from the mirror.

There she was….. a cold, uncaring, unresponsive, broken mess. Nothing like the girl I knew… the girl I assumed I’d always be.

So, a year ago….. the thawing out process really began. I’ve learned many many lessons about this crazy and wonderful thing we call Life.

In this blog…. I will share about those lessons…. about the JOYs and pains….. the Great thing and those things that tear my heart to pieces.

To me…. that is such a necessary part of Ministry.
Tracye Dukes Ministry…. is all about serving…. the heart and the mind of all who will allow.
All I have to give, is all that I have been given…. all that I have survived…. and all that God is through me.

I pray that today, you to will take what has happened in your life… and with God’s help…. allow it to minister to someone else.

Love and blessings,
Tracye

Romans 8:28-29 (This came to mind… but I encourage you to read the 8th chapter in the Message Bible if you can…. it is soooo good!!!) Romans 8

28 That’s why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good.
29 God knew what he was doing from the very beginning. He decided from the outset to shape the lives of those who love him along the same lines as the life of his Son. The Son stands first in the line of humanity he restored. We see the original and intended shape of our lives there in him.

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