Thank you so much for visiting my blog! My name is Makenzie, and I am a teen who stutters. I have created this blog to inspire readers-even those who do not stutter-to embrace imperfections as a marvelous gift with Christ’s strength. I also hope to share everyday adventures that come along. Since God makes no mistakes, we are truly FLAWLESS in His eyes. . .exactly as he wanted us to be. Psalm 139 tells us that we are “fearfully and wonderfully made.” As soon as we learn to see ourselves as God sees us-loved, precious, redeemed, beautiful-our lives will change forever. Will you join me on this rewarding journey to live fully and fearlessly in Jesus Christ?
Just last year, flawless is the last word I would have used to describe myself. However, God has done some amazing things in my heart. For many years, I struggled with insecurities that made me afraid to speak up, most notably, a stutter that has stuck with me for most of my life. As a result, I hid behind silence for many years because I was so afraid what people would think of me. A lack of confidence in myself because of my stutter made me afraid of my own voice, keeping my true personality trapped inside just waiting to come out. I sought after the approval of others so much that my heart broke at the thought of someone rejecting me. But one day, my sweet Savior changed my heart and my life. . .
It takes every ounce of courage I have to share my heart with you about something that held me captive for years. My hope is that this blog will encourage you to embrace your imperfections and insecurities wholeheartedly, with the assurance that God makes no mistakes. With God’s help, I am finding the strength to be courageous in Christ. And so can you! Through reading His precious Word, I have witnessed His love and His faithfulness to imperfect people. He loves me, and He loves you, just the way we are. We are accepted by Jesus Christ, and that is enough. We are loved. We are valued. We are wonderfully made. We are pursued with an everlasting love.
Day by day, God is showing me that He is the only source of my confidence, not the approval of man. I am deciding to be confident in my stutter and confident in all of my weaknesses that reveal just how great God is. Whatever is holding you back, please give it to the Lord today. We all have insecurities, but we are eternally secure in Christ. In Him, we can find the courage to step out of the shadows and shout from the mountain tops! Every day, I am reminded that I don’t have to be afraid anymore, because a perfect God loves an imperfect person like me. . .and He always will. In His eyes, every stutter is flawlessly spoken.