Thursday, October 16, 2008

Revealing the reason

God has been asking me to do this for some time now but I guess you could say that I have been ignoring Him because....I DON'T WANT TO!

You all need to know that there is a reason I am such an advocate for life.....why I HATE abortion and on occasion voice my disgust with it.

My desire has never been to condemn or hurt anyone.... if statistics are correct (1 in 3 women will have an abortion).....some of you have experienced this horrific procedure personally.

I am among those women.

I am ashamed......I wish I could say that I am not.....that I know I am forgiven and forgiveness releases you from the debt of all sin. The shame never goes away....at least it hasn't for me over the past 10 years. The guilt never leaves me. The what-ifs are still there. I am certain the pain will reside in my heart forever.

BUT, God has given me a purpose.

To educate. To inform. To help. I want people to know what all the "pro-choice" people don't tell you and the "pro-life" people likely aren't even aware of. Experience lends perspective.

I have so much to tell you but it deserves far more than one post! Among my usual posts you can expect to see a series of posts about my story. I pray that telling my story will in turn encourage others to share theirs. I also pray that revealing my heart will allow some who are faced with an unwanted pregnancy make a more informed decision.

Part II
Part III
Part IV

5 comments:

Jenna and Mosin Haider said...

This is very bold of you. I have the same situation as you (I've been forgiven, but still feel guilty) about pre-marital sex. Zoey, my oldest, was the result of such, not to mention I was 17 at the time. Try showing up to the youth group you've attended for years, only for them to realize you're pregnant. Yes, abortion crossed my mind. But I also believe that Zoey was a gift that God gave us out of the bad situation. It hasn't been easy, and Moe and I have faced many obstactles. We've managed to beat all the "statistics" for teen pregnancy, and honestly without God I don't think we could have done it. I'll be looking forward to reading future posts on this topic. ((HUGS))

Lindsey said...

Wow Reagan... thank you. I am looking forward to reading your story, and know that the Lord will bless you for your obedience and use your past to change the future for others. Amen girl!

Create Joy Custom Designs said...

That's incredible, Reagan. It inspires me big time that you are sharing your story, and I can't wait to read it! I admire you for coming forward, for allowing God to take a bad situation and use it for His good. Thanks for being so honest, so transparent with us.

Anonymous said...

I think you are going to be amazed at how God is going to use you through this. As passionate as I feel about being pro-life, there are things I will never be able to help others with like you can. Thank you, Reagan. I know that this isn't easy.
Love you,
Misty

Kimberly said...

Reagan,
You never stop amazing me with your courage and strength. God will use your story to help others. You many never know how many you touch with this blog but know that you do good.
Thanks for being so strong for those of us who are weak.

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