Tuesday, June 22, 2010


I am going to be transparent...really transparent...for a moment or 2.

Consider yourself warned!

I have been in a FUNK. Maybe, I should call it a mild depression or minor life crisis.

(Don't worry. I have spoken with my physician.)

Sharing my struggles with other women has allowed me to realize that Satan uses the same lies to distract the majority (if not all) of us women.

Here are a few lies that have been haunting me for far too long:

-I am unlovable.

-I am bound to fail.

-I am an awful mother.

-I don't have any friends.

-I talk too much.

-I don't say enough.

-I am not good at anything.

-My appearance needs work.

Crazy? Of course.

Yesterday, I overheard one of my favorite women say,

"If only I were good, really good, at one thing!"

I could have instantly created a lengthy list detailing the traits/talents that I admire about her.

With all of that said, I am not posting this to receive encouragement or affirmation of any kind.

I just want you to know that you are not alone.

God has a different, perfect plan for each one of us.

He loves us...imperfections, shortcomings, and all.

Please don't believe the lies!


  1. You are not alone either Michelle. We are children of God, warts and all :)

  2. Michelle, thank you so much for this post! It's good to know that I'm not the only one!

    P.S. You're MY friend! =)

  3. As you have requested I am going to resist the urge to list everything I love and admire about you (whenever you want that list, though, know that I would love to share), but I had to comment because what you say is so true. When I started the doctoral program I felt so unworthy of being there. I was studying with all these tremendously accomplished women and I was nothing. I kept thinking I was going to be found out as a fraud. Over time I learned that every single one of those tremendously accomplished women felt exactly the same way. How wrong is that! So dear Michelle, and every other woman in the world, know you are loved and fabulous!

  4. I'm am right there with you. I've had to limit my facebook contacts because of Satan's lies If I deleted you as friend I apologize. The day I did my friend clean up I was in a terrible funk.

  5. I think we all know how you feel! Day to day there are constant struggles with the devil himself...dragging us down, making feel awful about ourselves. We have to remember he is the ignorant one...not us! We have a much stronger One on our side who loves us unconditionally!

  6. It's 305pm and I am just reading this blog! I emailed you this morning... Ummm CRAZYYYYYYYY.... I read your other blog but only check this one every so often....

    Hmmmmm.... my email was dead on... I love you and I love how God put us together!

  7. What a beautiful post. You are definitely not alone either. I often tell myself those lies. Thank you for the reminder.

  8. God is taking me deeper into this revelation too. I have had a habit of attacking myself (or the situation that I feel I am responsible for!) with negative little thoughts for such a long time that it is hard for me to imagine freedom from that. But I am so tired of the burden that I am becoming determined to allow God to transform me into the woman He sees me as.. one shattered lie at a time.

  9. Its nice to know I am not the only one!! Thanks Michelle!! I needed this more than you know!!!