For those of you who donâ€™t know me, and right now, that is a lot of you, I am Annagail Lynes.
I am an author of many books. Mostly books on the Bible and science fiction novels.
My mission in life is to spread hope throughout the world that there is a God out there who loves us, that it is that God that gives us hope and a future.
God has a great plan for our lives (Jeremiah 29:11) whether we want to admit it or not.
Most of the time we want our plan, our future, our goals, but Godâ€™s plan for our lives is much more intense, much better than we can ever hope or dream (Ephesians 3:20).
My mother, who was abused, seemed to be stuck in that victim mentality. She believed everyone owed her something because of what she endured, that she shouldnâ€™t have to show up and do anything because everything should be handed to her on a silver platter. She became stuck in the past. She identified herself as a victim.
My goal is to take women like my mother and show them that there is hope, there is a future for them, that God has a unique plan for their lives.
Once their eyes are on a future, a plan for their lives, they can move forward. They can begin to heal their past as they work on their future.
Too many times we make the mistake of telling people that they have to heal before they can move toward their destinies, their purpose. This is like saying that we need to clean ourselves up before we come to Christ.
No, as we move toward our purpose, as we move toward what God has called us to be, God will do a work in us (Philippians 1:6).
When we stay in our comfort zone, when we focus on ourselves and our past, we donâ€™t heal. We donâ€™t make any progress at all.
It is when we look beyond ourselves to helping others, to connecting with other people and trying to meet their needs that God has time to work in our lives.
We are no longer watching Him like a watched pot to see if He has healed us
Race car drivers, when they are about to crash into a wall, donâ€™t look at the wall but at where they want the car to go. When they do this, the car automatically starts going in that direction.
The concept is the same for us. If we turn our eyes off of where we are crashing and onto where we want to go, we will move in that direction.
God called us (Romans 8:30). He put us on this Earth for a purpose. We have a role to play in history.
Too many women, and men as well, are being sidelined by what happened in their past and cannot move onto the future. They are stuck. They are in a prison of their own minds and emotions.
I donâ€™t discount what happened in the pastâ€”the tragedies, the abuseâ€”but I know that we are more than our pasts and need to share our past, our story, with the world, so they may learn from it as well.
If you want to learn how to move beyond your past into your future, how to fulfill the God-given plan for your life, come along with me on a journey to purpose.