Hello! My name is Lesly Birkland. Thank you for stopping in for a visit!
I am the owner of Birkland Boutique and author of this blog.
For the first time in a very long time – I see purpose emerging from past hurt.
Years of struggle tarnished with marriage difficulties, financial struggle, utter sadness and disbelief that my life could be such a train wreak… they are proving to be part of a masterpiece I have yet to fully see or understand.
My desire is not to highlight the hard times – but the hope and purpose tucked into each and every season.
All the broken pieces – they aren’t for nothing. If you are walking through a challenge right now know this – it is not for nothing.
God has a way of pulling those pieces together and forming something beautiful that, in the middle of your struggle, you just can’t see yet.
Your story is still being written. This is not were it ends for you. This is a truth I hope you hold on too.
Why does it have to be so hard?!
I remember crying out to God in the middle of one of those painful seasons asking Him “why does everything have to be so hard?”
I was sweeping out the garage trying to sneak a second away from the kids to let the tears fall.
My voice was laced with frustration, anger and maybe even a little bitterness but, God still answered.
He whispered “I am making you stronger.”
“It’s hard God. This is so hard.” I said out loud while wishing and hoping He would take it all way.
“I know,” He said. “trust me.”
The God of the universe spoke to me. He met me where I was and assured me of two very important things that kept me pressing on.
- He saw me, my hurt and my pain and He reached out to comfort me in a moment I truly needed Him.
- All of this was part of something bigger. There was a reason for the heartache – I just couldn’t it see yet.
Developing this jewelry line
This jewelry line, now that I look back, is part of that “bigger plan” I couldn’t see.
God never puts anything to waste, specially our pain. He uses it all and through it – we heal.
This is one my ways of healing. This is one of the ways I step out of the mess and into the divine future God has planned for me. This is one of the ways I pour out, what God has poured into me.
I can not fix whatever difficult situation you are in. But I can offer you hope and encouragement as I point you toward the only one who can – Jesus.
I am not where I want to be in life yet. Apartment living, after selling a dearly loved home, has been anything but easy. It is a challenge we face as a family while we get our feet back underneath us (digging out from under other messes and mistakes) and work to once again own our own home.
(yes I am blonde in this picture and no, it wasn’t that long ago 😉 Ha!
(Danny (9) Eli (5))
I take immense hope in the fact that God is not finished with me yet. Just as He is not finished with you. If you are not where you want to be in life right now, I feel ya!
Let that be your reason to press on! To see what God has in store for you and the blessings that will emerge from the challenges in your life. How God will piece them together and build something bigger and more beautiful than you can imagine! Because He loves you, and because He can.
Can we let go of our ego enough to start. To surrender, to try, to make mistakes. God has done some amazing thing’s with our mistakes.
The most powerful prayer you can pray
The most powerful prayer we can pray is one of surrender. Asking God to come in and fill our lives and take control. I’ve prayed this prayer, read about it here > Jesus take the wheel . And with that surrender God has done amazing things! This business is just one of the blessings I have to show for it.
The song below has helped me open my heart to God and His plan for my life. I pray the lyrics still and often.
Stories are meant to be shared. The way God has worked in my life has given me passion and purpose to share what He is capable of in your life too. I get excited just thinking about it! When we are down to nothing, He is always up to something!
I wondered how I was going to share these stories of hope that God has filled my heart with to the point of overflow – one of the may reasons I journal.
Then God opened a door. Jewelry. Share the stories of hope, peace and joy (available to everyone)… one piece of jewelry at a time.
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