“I don’t know when, or how, but one day I will return not only to visit you, but to marry you.”
Those were the words written on a card that my boyfriend at the time left me before leaving to do God’s work in another country. After four years, our day finally arrived! There he was waiting for me in front of the altar, as I walked down toward him. It was a long awaited dream come true for both of us.
A few years ago I arrived to this new country, my now husband arrived here when he was single. At that time we wouldn’t see each other, we only spoke by phone or MSN.
During those years that we were separated my husband faced situations that made him mature in a completely different way than me. I grew up in a loving family, had a good job, I was surrounded by friends, and I was happy. The only thing was that my heart longed for my soon to be husband.
I thought I was ready for anything, and that I would know how to deal with all the changes when I got married, but I was wrong.
The beginning of our marriage was the worst phase of my life, we were very different, and I didn’t really notice that in those few minutes we spoke every week. I also had to adapt to a new country with a completely different culture, a new language and different eating habits. This made me emotionally unstable.
I would tell my husband that I had already adapted to everything, except him.
That was what I believed for a long time. I felt like an outcast and every mistake I made became a stumbling block for me.
I did everything I could to change that situation. Only one thing was missing, and I didn’t even know that it was the main thing…
I stopped working on the outside and I let God work inside of me, I was still an uncut stone and I didn’t even know it.
All this time I was worried about what to do meanwhile God waited for the opportunity to refine me so that I would became a Precious Stone.
These changes came through Godllywood, it wasn’t easy, but I needed to feel pain in order to have that transformation.
I had to get to know myself, know my weaknesses, overcome myself, feel the pain of sacrifice, be silent, kill my will and turn off my feelings. I didn’t become an insensitive person, but I became a more balanced woman.
I am grateful for Godllywood and my husband for the patience they had with me while they waited for this transformation to happen.
Today I can see how our differences became the perfect fit that God needed for us to grow together, because today, we are certainly one!
2nd February 2017 at 18:04
How great am also challenged to work hard this year to see my life better especially through the offerings. thanks for sharing this experience.
2nd November 2014 at 21:27
This is amazing we just have to allow God to mold us
Anelisa Notini (Cape Town)
20th October 2014 at 16:26
Thank you Mrs Grasiella
Your testimony Helped me to be focused and sacrifice more in my Godllywood task I would also love to be that soft precious stone
14th October 2014 at 0:21
This message has opened my eyes to not only appreciate Godllywood more but its has opened my eyes to see the reason why I might not be seeing the results I want to see.
I am going to start the Godllywood challenge as an opportunity to be refined by God. I just learned i am want a complete transformation within knowing i am not perfect and there is a lot of things I need to Change
Thanks Ms Grasiella ^_^
20th June 2014 at 12:34
Thank you for your testimony Mrs Grasiella
It is inspirational indeed and God is changing and transforning many other women like me too as He did with you.
15th April 2014 at 15:54
Thank you for sharing ma’am.
I have learned a lot from this and also learning more from Godllywood myself.