Today's interview is from Angie Webb whose website can be found at Angiekaywebb.com where, in her own words:
"I share my journey out of fear, anxiety and agoraphobia. For years and years my life revolved around living the lie the enemy had fed me along with those who were called to love me. After years of abuse, neglect and emotional torture I believed the lie that was given to me and fed on it for more than 30 years- much of it since the age of 4 or 5 years old. I struggled more after the murder/suicide of my grandparents in 1996 which is when my agoraphobia overtook my world and the world of my family. On my website you can find hopefully encouraging words, helpful sources of hope along with scriptures"
Read on as she shares her amazing perspective on Naomi (her favourite woman of the Bible), how Naomi ties into her personal testimony and what we, as modern women, can also draw from her.
Who is your favourite woman of the Bible and why? What would you say that modern women can learn from her?
My favorite woman of the Bible would be Naomi (who can be found in The Book of Ruth). Naomi speaks to my heart and the life I live on many levels because of the disjointed, lost feeling I have from a lack of family support. Family is necessary in this life but I have learned to make friends my family. Family can never be replaced but in the same instance we must never allow others to mistreat us repeatedly just to have a relationship. Naomi had lost both of her sons as well as her husband, yet she went on with her life. From that story we can see the hope of moving forward and reaching out to the promises of God for our lives. Naomi had no idea where the story would end but she was willing to step out in faith. This is a promise I have to rely on daily.
Please finish the sentence: I am a Christian woman who is…
I am a Christian woman who is being used by God to share my story of finding freedom after years and years. Freedom is not necessarily freedom from fear but can be freedom from people-pleasing, food addiction, drug addiction, or many other areas. Freedom in Christ is my hope for every person that reads my blog, reads the other books I have helped write and hopefully, at some point, the book I am writing on my own. God doesn't waste the hurt we face (even though it seems as if I have had more than my fair share of that; I still must keep putting one foot in front of the other). I am not a woman who gives up very easily... I keep moving even if it is only an inch at a time. Move we must. God has called me to reach those who are hurting, afraid, fearful and stuck.
Please finish the sentence: I am a Christian woman who is not…
I am a Christian woman who is not afraid to stand up for the poor, lost, lonely, mistreated, hurt or abused. If you want someone in your corner about the world's problems and community problems, this would be me. I hate to see others hurting or feeling as I did for so many years. The look of abandonment reaches into my heart and allows me to share my story as well.
Any final words of encouragement?
As a Christian woman, I have suffered more than my fair share of trials, pain, trauma and loss. Sometimes I have felt like giving up (more than once!) yet I keep connecting my heart to the Word of God while I step out again to trust that He will not only catch me if I fall but, more importantly, help me fly.
I don't know the ways of God but I do know that He loves each of us, wants us to reach out to Him and to listen to His direction as He speaks to us for the walk we are to do daily. That daily walk is where it can become difficult and heart-breaking at times. Believe me, I know. I have no idea why I am still here today because there has been so many times I wanted to throw in the towel, yet God would once again get a hold of my heart to call me back to Him. Even when times are the hardest, there is always something or someone to see as a plus in our lives. Find that place and reach out to Him to help you see the rest of "His Story" for you.
God used a verse in Isaiah 44:20 (with me) which I want to share here:
"He feeds on ashes; a deceived heart has turned him aside, and it cannot deliver his soul. Is there not a lie in my right hand?"
We often feed on the lies the world or others hand to us on a platter instead of listening to God and His Word. Be blessed as you continue this walk.
PS) I would love for you to connect with me through the blog or Twitter at AngieWebb65. I also have written two books:
- Rock Bottom Is A Beautiful Place: Living with a Grateful Heart by Diane Cunningham ( My story is in there)
- Also I helped write a devotional called: The Joy Habit: Secrets to Weaving Joy into the Fabric of Life