Sarah Markley
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I'm the mother of two little girls, the wife of an amazing husband who'd rather play the guitar than anything else and I love to write. I spend my weekends watching my daughters ride horses and play soccer. I blog daily and my greatest wish is to see women healed...

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  1. it is worth it isn’t it. opening eyes and then getting to the other side of change. my husband always says the line we need to cross to change feels so far away but is really just right there, a foot away. a step away. when we open our eyes. thanks for the reminder about what is! –kris

  2. Thank you Sarah-
    For saying the hard things, for looking beyond.
    Sometimes the hardest prayer might be: “Show me ‘me’, Lord, as you see me” (maybe just a little at a time?) 🙂

  3. “But it’s worth it.”

    Some days, like today, I just need the reminder that the struggle to become better is worth it. Thank you for that. 🙂

  4. Becoming a better me is a journey that I have “learned” to enjoy. Guess what?! I can stay where I am in my journey or I can choose to become the person Jesus wants me to become. Now, this is not always enjoyable, but it is so worth the journey. Plus, taking this “look within,” closes my mouth and cleanses my heart, when I want to criticize or think negatively about others. Sometimes, I feel that I have stepped into the middle of a rose briar path, but I know the thorns and scratches will be worth the new me. Then, I take a breather and get ready for a new rose briar journey. OUCH!!! ~Cynthia

  5. Sometimes, it is so scary to really look at myself and wonder how God truly sees me, but at the same time, it gives me hope because I know He made me and He sees the potential that He’s placed in me for His purpose. Even though it is scary, I still find myself feeling safe and secure with Him, because I know He loves me unconditionally and that grounds me.

  6. Hi Sarah,

    The idea of looking at oneself and really “seeing” who we really are, is scary.

    It was the ending months of 2012 when the Lord began whispering into my spirit. “There’s more.” “There’s more.” “Return unto your first Love.”

    Fighting it off at first. Using excuses. There is so much to do; so many issues; so many needs, and on… I tried to escape the mirror. But, one Sunday night while in prayer before church, God reminded me He is in control – not me. I was drawn to Him. To stay. To pray. To tarry in the secret place of the most High.

    I knew. I knew that it was time for a new and fresh anointing. A new anointing that only comes from God. I pressed on in prayer, and submitted myself anew. Take me to the Potter’s Wheel, I whispered. I’ll spend the time I need there. I promised to keep coming back daily. It became my desire to feel His hands molding me, shaping me and preparing me over again to be a vessel He could use. The vessel He intended me to be.

    The mirror doesn’t frighten me anymore. Each time a I take a look, it’s not always pleasant. Difference is, I know it’s takes time to heal. It’s about the process. Living it. Submitting to it.

    Thanks again for sharing yet another great nugget of wisdom and truth.

    Blessings ~Debra