Angie Webb

Ragged Edges

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Ragged Edges

Pieces of the past

Falling Away

Slowly, one day at a time

Nothing is off limits

God is restoring

God is moving

God is ABLE

For years, I lived a life that just was down right unhappy. Not unhappy because of my husband or children, but unhappy because my life was so limited because of fear, anxiety and agoraphobia. Life became enclosed by the four walls of my house and the dependence I had on others to feel “safe”. My life never felt secure or normal, even though I had a great life with a wonderful husband and children, yet something was always missing.

Today, I can see how the ragged edges of my past have fallen away more and more over the last two years. The last year has been life changing.

The edges are almost all gone.

Life is wonderful. Peace is present. Self acceptance is mine.

Freedom is Sweet.

I am not claiming to have it all figured out, but I do know that if God did this for me

Anything is Possible Matthew 19:26

Lord, I thank you for giving me a life full of possibilities. Nothing is beyond your scope of repair, restore, renew. I am a living testament of your power in the life of a believer. Without You, Lord I would be lost, alone and fear bound but through your saving grace and wonderful healing touch, I am free. I am forever thankful and I will continue to give my testimony as long as I live. My life will never be the same. The walls are no longer keeping me captive. Now the windows and doors are open to FREEDOM and JOY. You have called me to a new place and I am ready for the next step. Move now Lord.

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Life Is a Theatre

Life is a theatre

Not everyone is healthy enough to have a front row seat in our lives. There are some people in your life that need to be loved from a DISTANCE. it is amazing what you can accomplish when you let go of, or at least minimize your time with draining, negative, incompatible, not-going-anywhere relationships/friendships.

Observe the relationships around you. Pay attention. Which ones lift and which ones lean? Which ones encourage and which ones discourage? Which ones are on a path of growth uphill and which ones are going downhill? When you leave certain people do you feel better or feel worse? Which ones always have drama or don’t really understand, know or appreciate you?

The more you seek quality, respect, growth, peace of mind, love and truth around you… the easier it will become for you to decide who gets to sit in the front row and who should be moved to the balcony of YOUR LIFE.

” If you cannot change the people around you, Change the people you are around.” (not sure of source)

Remember that the people we hang with have an impact both our lives and our income. And so we must be careful to choose the people we hang out with, as well as the information with which we feed our minds. We should not share our dreams with negative people, nor feed our dreams with negative thoughts.

It is your choice and your life. It is up to you, who and what you let in..

LIFE IS A THEATRE.

INVITE YOUR AUDIENCE CAREFULLY

Memoir Post

Growing up in a very fear-based, anxiety filled, demanding home only allowed the enemy to blind me to the real value I had in the world and in God’s eyes and heart. I believed in God as a child and trusted Jesus Christ as my personal Savior at the age of 10 years old, yet the reality of GOD loving someone like me; a failure, anxiety filled, lost soul never reached into the depths of my heart.

The heart and mind never connected the two, even though I went to church as often as I was allowed by my parents, yet they never attended with me or my siblings. Church seemed to be a taboo in my home, yet for the life of me, I could not understand why. I desperately wanted a family that attended church together and prayed as a family, yet that wasn’t in the cards for me as a child.

Lost, lonely, anxious and fearful were my best friends. I knew the “normal” of having those feelings and emotions daily so when I married at the age of 18 years old, my husband had already heard all of the horrible names my parents had called me over our year of dating. From a manic-depressive, “crazy”, nut-case… whatever the word was that they wanted me to believe at the time. I took the bait; hook, line and sinker. I believed all of the negative and very little of the positive others said about me or to me. I heard wonderful words of praise from my husband all of our married life, yet until the last 3 or 4 years, I still believed that he, along with my parents, believed that there was a horrible malfunction in my mental abilities but in every other area of my life as well. I would hear the words, ” I love you” daily from Mike and my children, yet the enemy had erroded my mind into tuning all of the good out and only focusing on the words of destruction that had been said over me all of my childhood and teenage years.

The mind is a powerful force. As a child, especially, we are taught that our parents are to be trusted, valued and respected, so of course that is what I did for many, many years. One day something changed in my thinking… I realized that God loved me; faults, anxieties, and fears…Nothing that I would ever feel, do, say, or …..??? would ever allow His love to change for me. Wow.. This was a new place to be in because I had never known this type of freedom and love before. Check back for the next installment on the memoir posts..More to come

Here is the link for my interview with Lisa Buffaloe on Living Joyfully Free. I share much of my story on this interview.
http://www.livingjoyfullyfree.com/audio-items/angie-webb/