Dear lovely one,

I remember as a little girl loving to press “fast forward” in my Disney Princess movies to the part where the Prince saves the Princess and then marries her, and they live “Happily Ever After” (cue the music).

Have you ever wanted to hit the “fast forward button” in your story? Maybe the chapter has been full of waiting, pain, loneliness, or even rejection, and all you want to do is skip through the rest of the pages.

But friend, as hard of a lesson as it has been to learn, I have seen what growing through a difficult chapter in my story does. It can refine me, mold me, and shape me, and it can do the same for you as well.

Now I am not necessarily where I want to be, but I am definitely not where I used to be. And, what if we were to take it one step further and asked ourselves the question, “ what if our preparation in this chapter happens to be what we need for the next one?”

Keep living brave stories for Jesus,

Bethany Bravery