Amanda is a young woman who grew up with a speech impediment performed on America’s Got Talent. She sang an original song she wrote about the hard times and that she wouldn’t go back and change anything because it made her who she is.
Her story spoke to me because as I look back over my life and all of the hard times and if I was given a chance to go back to change anything, I might be tempted, but then would it mean not having met the refugees and immigrants God has called me to teach and befriend.
I thought about Romans 8:28 as I listened to her song.
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
God has taken all of the hard times in my life, alcoholic father, mentally ill mother, getting sick and almost dying resulting in having to leave the school where I was studying for the ministry, and caused all of that to work for the good in my life.
So even if I was given the opportunity to go back and change anything, I do not think I would because it could mean not having met all of the refugees and immigrants Jesus has connected me with. Some have come to know Jesus through my work and ministry. Many have been helped.
Thank you for reading. God Bless.
15 thoughts on “Would I Go Back to Change Anything?”
You’re welcome. Blessings my friend
God has used your life experiences to make you a wounded healer, Matt. More power (His) to you! PS. I enjoyed the video.
A wounded healer interesting 🤔
To me, this term means someone who has suffered is often able to help those who suffer. Christ certainly fits this description.
That video was so good! Amanda is very inspiring. Thanks for sharing ❤️
Glad to share it. Is your daughter still with you?
Yes. She’s staying for awhile. She’s job hunting.
Does she want a job in the USA?
Yes. She says she misses Europe though and speaking Spanish but she wants to take classes to keep her skills up.
Thanks for sharing Amanda’s session on AGT. If given a chance to go back in time I would say No thank you because in the past I didn’t have as strong faith in God as I have now and so I may end up not experiencing and being surprised at God’s miracle like I did before. Now I know what God can do🤣and I don’t get surprised 🤣 sad
God can still surprise you 😊
I know how he shows up😆I will not be living in doubt like I used to. I will live knowing that things will definitely work out😆
She needs to just do more singing than talking. She was born to sing not to talk. Just perfect ❤️
She has a beautiful voice ❤️