INSPIRE Series: Live Your Life With Purpose (by Faith Konrath)

Very excited to introduce you all to a dear friend of mine, Faith! She blogs over at The Life Of Faith about Christ, marriage, and motherhood. 
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Just a few years ago, I would have never used the words inspiring to describe myself.
I was raised in a cult-like organization where women were used, abused and extremely undervalued. The Bible was twisted and used as a front for an evil man's agenda. It was a religion of control and my family was a victim. I lived in a bubble, believing everything I was told as truth.
When my family was exposed to the truth, my bubble popped and I was left feeling hurt, self-conscious and very vulnerable. I had no idea who I really was because I had always been told who I should be. 
I couldn't even make a decision about what I wanted to order for myself at a restaurant. It was that bad. 

I felt lost for several years. I wanted to throw God out. I had been abused in His name and because of that, I had a hard time trusting in Him. Even when I let go, He never did. 
I should have had a teen pregnancy. I should be bitter. I should be a drug and alcohol addict. I should be an atheist. I should be on medication for psychological issues. 
But I'm not. 
I am happy. I have a family. I am loved. I am forgiven. I'm free. I am blessed. I am passionate.
 I am inspiring.
Because of God.
 A God who is full of love. mercy and grace and has the power to take the damaged broken pieces of a life and make something beautiful. And because of that I believe in living passionately, with purpose. 
I can see now how God allowed my difficult circumstances as a child to shape me into the woman I am today. Because of what I endured in my past, I have a passion for wives, mothers, and families. Contrary to how I grew up in a mentality of worthlessness, I want others to see how being a wife, mom, woman is oh so significant. 
It's why I write! I love to share my story and inspire others to be passionate about being a daughter, a wife, a mother, a friend, and most importantly a child of God. 
To be inspiring requires passion. I'm passionate about the life God has blessed me with. It's not just a meaningless life, but a life with purpose for the glory of God. I hope you are inspired to realize the meaning your life has. Be passionate. Be inspiring. Live your life with purpose.
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Faith is a wife of 3 years, mama to a sweet baby girl, and works part time as a nanny and an assistant at AllieRuth Design. She loves to share her heart on her blog, The Life Of Faith where she writes all about her adventures as a wife and mama as well as her latest DIY projects, healthy recipes and more! She loves Jesus, her family, sewing, knitting, chevron, gardening, camping, a good book, writing,  and a good cup of cream with coffee!

2 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing your story faith! I'm curious were you a jehovah witness? I've heard stories similar to yours from people who were brought up in the jehovah witness faith and have left and become christians.

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  2. Thank you Amber! No we were in a cult called ATIA. It was almost an Amish type lifestyle complete with the long dresses to boot! It was led by a man named Bill Gothard who has actually been in the news a lot lately for sexual harassing many of the girls in his organization. I'm so thankful for the Lord bringing us out of that when he did!

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