Lane Bryant

Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year 2016!!

It's 2016! Can you believe it? I am super excited to be ringing in a new year refreshed and renewed. I know I have been ghost for like 6 months, but so much has happened since I last spoke with you guys. It's funny how things turn out sometimes. We schedule, plan and prepare yet fail to realize that life is unexpected. That thing we were so sure about, may not go quite as planned and it's how we handle those unexpected bumps that define us. 

In 2015, a lot of unexpected things happened both good and bad. There were times when I thought that God had forsaken me because what I planned on happening didn't. What I have learned is that God's plan for our lives does not always coincide with what we think should happen and what on the surface may seem devastating, is really a blessing in disguise. How even in the midst or our suffering, we are being groomed for greatness and our stories become the inspiration for someone else who may be going through the same thing. 

I was so hopeless and in one of the lowest place I had ever been in my entire life. I was literally just existing from day to day and not really living. On the surface I appeared happy, vibrant and even thriving, but underneath it all i was walking around just the shell of a person. Someone deeply hurt and feeling completely alone and destined to be that way for the unforeseeable future. 

Just when I thought all hope was lost, God made his vision apparent to me. Opportunities that on paper I should not qualify for and people that I never knew could exist started entering into my life. When you are being prepared to walk in your purpose old things are done away with and new things are set before you. 

I am so proud to say that I am a renewed Parker. I realize that this walk isn't just about me, it's about using the gifts that God has given me to empower and encourage everyone that I encounter. It's about using my platform and influence to glorify His name and to let someone know that when things seem to be completely overwhelming, your breakthrough is just a prayer away. 

With that all that being said, I'm leaving the past behind me and am looking forward to a productive and successful new year! I encourage all of you to dream bigger dreams, expect greater blessing and most importantly, "Make the world your personal runway!"

See you on the front row!

<3 Parker S. 

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