Hi There, I'm Rachel!
I went through some rough times and I lost everything. Found out I was really being abused and had no idea! Yeah, my ex-husband almost killed me! It was awful and I can't believe I'm going to say this, but it was really the best the thing that could have happened to me!
Turns out, God ultimately showed me that there was so many things inside of me that He wanted and needed to change. I was enslaved in the bondage of fear which was dictating my future. Do you believe that? But I really was. It was awful and the process seemed so slow at the time, but God never left me. He never stopped working on me, even when I wanted to die. I know this sounds bad, but look at me now!! I can't believe how much I've changed and how much I really like me now. I used to just look happy on the outside, but on the inside I was dying. Now, I'm pretty happy with myself from the inside out! That's all glory to God for what He did in bringing healing and wholeness to my life!
I used to think that it was just healing from abuse that God did for me, but now I know that God did so much more for me than that. He taught me my identity and that He wants me to be who I really am. He doesn't want me to be a mini clone of Him or even a clone of my family. He made me to be unique and He showed me how to be just that! He caused me to see life and Him in a whole new way!
He made such an impact on my life that I launched Beyond My Life to help others do the same. To help them leave a life of abuse, but also to learn identity, how to love themselves and also how to make good, balanced choices. Yes! It's really possible!
I share more of my story in the video below. If any part of it helps you, leave me a message on the site or on social media. I'd love to connect with you!
18 min, could change your life
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Leaving my abusive husband was one of the hardest things I've ever had to do. In public, everyone knew him as a "Christian" man and a "good" husband. I didn't get much support from friends or the community because no one knew what he was like behind closed doors. Rachel not only shared her story with me, but encouraged me to listen to God, not other's because He was truly the only one that understood my pain and suffering. It's been 10 years since my divorce and I am still healing, but I now know that I'm not alone. God can give me the peace, joy, and understanding to forgive and move on with my life. Thank you Rachel!
Tracey Halbert - Arkansas
Life beyond the one I knew meant gaining a new sense of trust and freedom. It meant that restoration had to take place before I could receive the promises of God for my life.
One of the promises for me was God bringing a new love into my life. I wouldn't have been able to recognize the good in my new husband if I didn't let God orchestrate my healing.