Take My Breath Away!!!!!!

I am so thankful for the way my husband gently pushes me towards the race I have been called to run. I am so thankful that he doesn't allow me to take the easy way out and that he sees in me what I don't and believes in me as if it has already happened.

Today has been a day of being pushed over the edge, dreaming out loud and sharing my heart. It has been a day where on my own I would have settled for less, striving for small and believing in little. I know on my own I will miss the mark, I will not reach my full potential unless I allow others to share in my journey, speak into my life and hold me to the highest of standards when it comes to the calling that the Lord has placed on my life.

I knew I was in trouble when I shared with a friend last week that the thought of serving in a certain area of ministry caused me to feel like I was suffocating, not that God wouldn't or hadn't called me in that area but just that it brought me to a place where my breath was taken away.

As the week past and seed started to grow, I realized that not only am I shaped for the ministry of reaching out and reaching into others lives, I am also equipped and prepared for this very moment in time. There is a fire in my belly, a drive in my soul and a determination in my mind to do whatever it takes to reach out to those around me who have not yet met the real Jesus.

So, as God continues to take my breath away, I continue to lean not on my own understanding but on His and His perfect plan for my life. I will take a deep breath, put one foot in front of the other and walk by faith until I reach the finish line.

Running my race in a lane called "Grace".
Cristina Dolores


Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing with so many.

Anonymous said...

I love your blog about front porch ministry. I will have to drive by sometime and sit with you. You are an amazing writer!!

Jennifer P

P.S. Where has Sami been on Thursday nights?

Micca said...

I'm running the race with you, girl! Love your blog!

Anonymous said...

Hello Girlfriend,
O.K. so I am pretty stupid when it comes to these things, I can't figure out how to leave a message on the blog. So here goes....love you so and am soo proud of you continuing to reach for the stars and all God has to offer for you and helping others in their lives. I feel so blessed to know you and have been a part of your journey early on. I am in awe of what God has done for you and done in your life. It is pretty AWESOME!!! Taken someone who was so broken and totally restored you into something better and more beautiful that before.
Even though we don't get to catch up much, please know that I think of you often.
May God Bless you more and more and continue to inspire you to reach others!!!!

Love u the most

P.S. call Shellene

Anonymous said...

You are such a gifted writer and I know you have heard me say that before...but it is such a blessing to see you use this gift.
I love you,