allGLAMMEDup: Just The Way You Are

Just The Way You Are

9:21 AM

Hey guys! Today's post is going to be a little different...  I wanted to share something with you that happened to me over the weekend.

On Saturday, I was kinda having a crappy day, and then I went to work at Kate Spade and it instantly cheered me up because of all the bright colors and cute clothes and accessories :)

After I left work, my day went back to crap.  The whole week before had been really busy and I didn't have time to relax because of work and my schedule at school is starting to get a little crazy because of final projects.

Anyways, I was feeling really stressed and I could feel my emotions starting to emerge.  I was driving past my church and decided to pull into the parking lot and just sit in my car and relax in silence.  I remembered that they keep the chapel open for people to go in and just sit in silence and talk to God.  As I was walking up, it looked like the lights were off, but I decided to see if the doors were open anyways.  I walk up to the door, pulled the handle, and it was open.  I walked through as I breathed a sigh of relief.  I was hoping that there wasn't going to be anyone there, but at the same time I was hoping there would be someone there to pray for me and comfort me.  I saw there was a couple sitting in the front of the chapel and was a little disappointed.

In the chapel, they have different stations: a prayer station where you can write a prayer to God, the cross where you can write a confession and nail it to the cross, and the candles that you can light as a sign of hope.  I grabbed a piece of paper and a pencil and started writing to God.  As I was writing, I could feel the tears coming, but tried to hold them back.  I saw that the couple was walking out, and was relieved.  Then, the lady started walking towards me.  She saw that I was crying and asked if there was anything I wanted to talk about or needed prayer for.  I told her the gist of what was going on, and then felt the tears coming and just let it all out.

I ended up telling her things that I don't tell a lot of people.  She gave me so much amazing advice and shared so much wisdom with me.  I honestly feel like she was an angel sent to me by God.  Just by talking to her, I felt so much better.

Oh and by the way, the couple was from Arizona, and had only been to Mariners twice before, so they were totally random.

After I talked through some things with her, she asked if she could have her husband come in so they could pray over me.  I explained to him some of the things I was going through, and he had me repeat these phrases that made me feel so joyful!  He told me to say these things whenever I'm feeling doubtful of myself: "I am a child of God.  I was made in God's image.  I am perfect in His eyes.  I have a sound mind.  I have full control over what I say."  Those were just a few of the different phrases he had me repeat after him.

When I pulled into the Mariners Church parking lot, I had no idea what was going to happen that night.  And what did happen was honestly one of the most amazing things I ever experienced.  After they prayed for me and left, I tried talking to God and thanking Him, but I was speechless.  I really do believe that this man and woman were sent to me by God to pretty much heal me.  I walked out of the chapel that night feeling the best I've ever felt in my whole life.  And since that night, I have had so much joy in my heart.

I guess what I'm hoping you take away from this post is that if you feel like God is telling you to do something, do it.  You never know where He will lead you or who He will lead you to.  It may be something as little as calling a friend or loved one to see how they're doing.

I also want you to remember that you are perfect just the way God made you.  He loves you and made you who you are for a reason!  Please don't ever forget that.

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  1. Oh I love this so so much Katie. What a beautiful story and what a perfect reminder of what God wants us to know. Thank you for sharing this and I'm so happy to hear about all the joy in your heart! Love you!!


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