Hi there! Here’s a bit of my story and how Unhindered Design came to be. For the sake of allowing the Lord God who made this possible have ALL the credit I decided to remain anonymous for now. I would love to share my identity at some point but I will leave that up to the Lord’s leading. Until then, thanks for stopping by and I am so glad that you’re here!
I am first and foremost a child of God who believes that Jesus is without a doubt my savior. It is amazing to live a life saved by grace but I am one of those who struggle all the time with remembering who I am in Christ. I struggle with knowing my worth and my purpose, I struggle to find peace in the midst of my hardships, and I struggle to understand why sometimes God's plan means I have to go through a season of pain and long-suffering. But on the other hand, I believe that he died on the cross for my salvation and his spirit lives within me. Because he lives within me he is my strength, my peace, my hope, my guide, and basically every good thing that I naturally fall short of. I know that my life is meant for his purpose and his glory alone. So, although I struggle day in and day out, I know that God's got me, and in the end... it will all be worth it.
I live a pretty busy life and I wear many hats. I am a daughter who comes from a blended and broken family. A sister; the youngest of six siblings. I have been a wife for less than a year so I am learning... I'm a mommy with three kids (15, 7, and 5 months), and a dog. My circle of friends is very small but I do have a huge family. So between day-to-day life and most of my weekends consumed by what seems like year around celebrations, I have a lot going on so it's hard to find time to just sit still with God. I am blessed to be able to say I have a lot to be grateful for, but I have to admit that without my alone time with God, I start to feel far from his presence and it just brings me to moments of feeling like I just can't and/or don't want to deal with life! Can you relate at all?
I have worked full time in the medical field since I was a teenager but due to a very difficult high-risk pregnancy I was put on bed rest for eight months. My job had to fill my position because I was out for such a long time so I decided to try something new. I’m jumping out of years of working a 9-5 with a guaranteed paycheck and leaping into the world of blogging with hopes that I will eventually be able to make a career out of it. If it's God's will of course! I really have no concrete plan, I’m just wingin’ it at this point (yikes! right?). It's scary but exciting at the same time! And you get to come along for the ride!
I am 30 (something) years old, I have bills, helping with homework, cleaning, parties to attend, kids to raise, people to be there for, and just loads and loads of responsibility! I am completely in over my head and I have no idea what is going to come of this but the Lord knows and that’s enough to keep me trusting in his plans. For his word says in Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.” So what’s to fear? I know that fear is not of God so I am standing on his promises and trusting that as long as I am giving him glory in all that I do, he will not let any of this go in vain.
That said, I created this blog to be a source of hope for when we’re discouraged or simply just need someone to relate to. I wanted to create a platform for God to be able to use me to help others' who struggle like I do. So please, feel comfortable enough to share your genuine thoughts and experiences in the comments as you read, or shoot me an email. I promise I'll respond! I look forward to exchanging life lessons with you all as we live and learn together with Jesus. Ultimately, it is my hope that you would always visit knowing that this is a place where you can come broken, imperfect, and just as you are and always leave feeling renewed, refreshed, and ready to pursue the Lord's plan for your own life.
You are not here by accident! So with that truth in mind, I am hopeful that through my blogs you will be reminded that every one of you is a child of the most-high king and were designed with a purpose. It is God's intention for all of us to encourage one another and build each other up (1 Thessalonians 5:11). As believers in Christ, we should never have to feel alone in our struggles because we never are, we have each other. And if or when you ever feel like that’s not enough you can rest on the Lord’s promise that his presence will always go with you!
Stay blessed and unhindered!