It feels like we are ready to be promoted to that level of greatness. So why does it seem we keep failing time after time?
Turns out I didn’t need to win Miss USA to accomplish my dream of becoming a TV host. Being Miss Wisconsin USA 2009 was helpful on its own. It ignited a drive within me, strengthened my confidence, enhanced my communication skills and opened many doors. I came to this realization long before hosting Miss USA 2015.
I have no training. I have put on weight. I have lost determination. I have given up on myself.
When you have envisioned a moment, planned for something and have done everything in your power to give the dream your best; the sudden loss can be traumatic, debilitating and consuming. A broken dream can leave us feeling helpless, hopeless, confused and betrayed by God.
Don’t feel like you are out of luck if you have made mistakes or experienced`the wounds of an unhealthy home. God is a healer of hearts and redeemer of broken souls. My testimony is just to show you that God doesn’t give us guidelines to make our lives miserable and restricted.
Furthermore John Eldredge states in “Walking With God”, “We cannot base our convictions on whether or not we are feeling or experiencing the truth of what God says. It is an arrogant posture, to let our immediate state of being be the judge of whether Scripture is true for us.
This was my first time experiencing what it’s like to be involved with a military guy. Little to say, it was a rude awakening and a BIG eye opener. I applaud the loved ones who have to deal with this too. Since he’s been gone, my eyes have really been opened to how much I depended on him.
As we go throughout life and grow up, we encounter distractions that lead us from our dreams and goals. As young adults, we suddenly realize that the opinions of others matter to us and that failure is painful. We consciously or subconsciously shift our aspirations to fill our need of proving something to someone or in order to prevent the blow of failing at the thing that matters most to us.
If there is one thing we are going to get straight right away, it is that you are not an accident, you are not a loser, you are not a lost cause, you are not a mistake and you are not bad.
We all have been created to hear and connect with God in our own unique way. It is so beautiful for Christians to know that the Lord still speaks to us today. We just have to listen and learn how to tap into the divine channel.