I’ve been having fun creating videos to go with my poems. I’ve got them on YouTube, and have been choosing shorter poems that are included in my book Poiema.
One of the poems I did was “I’m Not That Girl.” This is a very old poem, but one that still resonnates with me. Maybe with you, too? It’s about the joy that comes from moving beyond the hurt and pain that held you back in the past. Perhaps it held you back so far there was no way you be yourself. Maybe you didn’t even know who you were.
It takes time, truth, bravery, and grace to become the person you were meant to be, and do it confidently. We’re all a work in progress, but when you get past darkness you have the chance to be the girl or guy you want to be.
So, that girl you used to know? She’s gone. And that’s a good thing. The best version of her is left instead.
For more inspiring words about being God’s poem, check out my book, Poiema.
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