There are few things that bring greater joy in my life, than seeing a light go on in the heart of a woman struggling.



When I say, Light going on, I talking about, that moment then it clicks, that they are not a failure – no matter how bad it has been.


I remember when the Light went on in my heart.  It was like a burst of energy of unknown proportion. Like the energy that comes when water bursts through a dam.  Mighty water that comes up fast, taking out all of the dead trees and loose debris, and dragging it downstream –Everything without a solid foundation is grabbed up and removed.


The light, at that time, was realizing that I was not a total misfit in this world. Not that I was in any way perfect.  But, all of the sorrows and poor decisions had made in life, God had made a provision – God planned to use all of this for good.



Every place I have planted my foot, every choice I made, God worked it into His equation for my life!


Equation – the act of making equal or balanced.


Whatever my individual equation is, it is different from anyone else’s. God identified my personality and wrote an equation that would bring balance to my life and cause me to arrive at the perfect answer.




If A =B, and B=C, then A=C.


“For my daughter Diane, When she chooses A and places it with B, then I will bring along C to go with her B, and then her A and my C will be my perfect plan for her.


God’s light went off in my heart, so greatly, that it washed away much of the self-loathing that I held and believed, for so many years.


God’s Word said, “ I am perfectly made.” (Psalm 139:14)


All of the things that I called faults, personality imperfections, and areas where I believed that I was a brick-short-of-a-truckload, – God called, Perfectly Made.   He added all of that into the equation of who He created me to be.


What we call faults, He calls perfectly made.


Our imperfections are made perfect, when we cling to Christ.   TWEET THIS


When we are clinging to Him, He begins to perfect us in Christ – Because at that point, it is no longer us, but Christ in us.



At-my-best = Broken still,


Broken still = needing Christ,


At-my-best = needing Christ


A = B, B = C, then A = C


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Diane W. Bailey is the founder of The Consilium – an online community of wisdom and purpose for women over 45 years of age. She is a published author. Her books include String of Pearls – From Tears to Treasure, and 30 Days To A Better Stepfamily. She creates her own line of precious metals bracelets. Diane lives in the Deep South with her husband Doc. Together they have created a stepfamily, each having two stepchildren and two birth children, and share three grandchildren, one black lab named Charlie and one long haired tabby cat named Lil Girl. Diane’s passion is to encourage women to be all God has created them to be by pressing past fear and daring to live life as an adventure. Some of her life adventures include traveling to Israel, speaking, entrepreneurship and backyard farming with Doc. She loves Gumbo, fried shrimp and seeing all sunsets across water.

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