Transformation. A concept that can insight both fear and anticipation at the same time.

On one hand, it involves change-which can be scary and uninviting. On the other hand, it can bring out a sense of hope for something new, something different, something better.

If I can face this challenge knowing that my faith will be deepened, my character will be stronger, my heart will be lifted…then I can face that process with hope and anticipation.

Consider the butterfly. At one time in its life, it was a lowly caterpillar, feeding off the ground and falling prey to many predators. But by allowing itself to be transformed through metamorphosis, it becomes what it was meant to be- a beautiful butterfly. The struggle can be what brings us to our destiny.

I want all of us to be all that we were meant to be; to see beauty in ourselves and the life God has called us to. We can live no longer bound up by pain, lies and insecurities that keep us feeling empty and defeated.

We can live up to our fullest potential, with healed hearts, restored peace and joy, and a lifted spirit. Transformation takes courage. Overcoming struggles and pain is hard, but always easier when you have someone you can trust to walk you through that process.

Let’s see what the Lord has in store for you!