You know my sister Gale once shared with me an illustration where she took a single sheet of paper, then ripping it into several pieces. Stating that was her: All torn apart. (painful situation can do that to a person) My sister, then proceeded to pull out a new single sheet of paper. I continued to watch her in rapt fascination.

Wondering where she was going with this. My mind was to busy conceiving its own answers. It that not how we often times do? We want to work it out. When God has already worked it out. My thought? Certainly when something is torn asunder there is in no redemption for it. I guess my facial expression conveyed my inner thoughts, because my sister just smiled at me.

I felt the slight censure and was immediately humbled. Submitting my thoughts, I focused on her. Yes, the paper was torn. That was then. In her hands was the of another paper. This is now. My sister was once broken into pieces. Yet there she stood in front of me. A whole woman. She was beatiful. There was a look about her that was never present before. It was the look of an victorious woman.

Our thoughts are not Gods thoughts nor our ways His ways. He is omnipotent! All power belongs to Him. How quickly can we forget this in our storms. The Apostle Paul took his eyes off of Jesus in the storm and began to sink. Don't lose focus. If God you for a purpose, rely on Him to lead you through. His will is good and is made perfect. Watch this: testifying how God had made her new.

He gave her a new mind, a new heart, a new song, a new praise! I think your feeling my points now. There was a formula: The beginning: Recognition. The Process: Releasing and believing. The result: Testimonies. Awe, do I see a smile forming? I do see it. Keep it. I like it! God wants to make us new! Release the old: hurts, pains, and rejection! Step out into the new, your destiny, your deliverance, and your calling. I believe in you!

Author's Bio: 

Vanessa Richardson is an author, poet, and playwright. Vanessa has written several stage productions and have been blessed to perform them at various venues. Her stage productions includes. Mama Rainey, Someone To Love Me, Why Do Bad Things Happens To Good People? Lord, I Don't Understand, and The Fullness Of Time.

Once upon a time, she considered herself a closet writer, as she was painfully shy of sharing her written works with the public. An unforeseen bout of illness in 1999 would cause a change in Vanessa's life. "One day I woke up" would become her mantra for years. Vanessa wants her readers, to be aspired toward greatness, in spite of what circumstances, may dictate to them. "With God all things are made possible to them who believe" With faith we can leap over boundaries. We can break barriers and defeat the labels of rejection.

Vanessa realized that she had not just a story to tell but many stories. Relying on God; she wrote her first inspirational novel The Certain Ones. A spiritual impacting novel that inspires her readers to know that not everyone are called into greatness. Fact: Many can not handle the process that goes along with becoming great. Only the certain ones that endure can obtain greatness. Vanessa is currently working on her Fiction novel titled Love Found Me.

"When a man's ways please the LORD, He maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him." (Proverbs 16:7)