Your beautiful reflection.


Take a few moments to look in the mirror today. Spend some quiet time reflecting on what you see today. Do not look at the physical reflection…look deep into your own eyes…and notice how amazing you are. So often we get caught up in the daily rush…only looking at ourselves to see the physical reflection that we prepare the world to see. How often do we take the time to reflect on our growth…our strength…our inner beauty that shines so vibrantly? Every single one of us has had to face an overwhelming, seemingly impossible situation in our past. The experiences we have been through in our lives, mold us into who we are today. We can either develop wisdom and integrity from them…or we can hide from them and mask them…pretending they did not happen. Either way, those experiences have shaped your life. You were forced to grow…forced to be an over comer…and eventually rose up and conquered the battle. It’s time to look at yourself in the mirror and acknowledge exactly how amazing you are. Don’t stuff the experience in your back pocket and act like you didn’t go through it. Look at it, analyze it, and commend yourself for it. Even if no one ever knows the details of what you have overcome…you do. Praise yourself, for God has done a mighty work in you. Praise God for carrying you through it. As we open up our eyes to our own triumphs, we see the Glory of God’s work revealed. Recognize His Hand in what you have been able to achieve, and know that no matter what you face in the future…God’s Hand will be on you…guiding you and carrying you through.

Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love Him. JAMES 1:12

So do not throw away your confidence, it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what He has promised. HEBREWS 10:35-36

God is with us.


© Layla Freeman – Author of Layla’s Light 2016
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Layla Freeman

Layla Freeman is a wife, mother, friend, and encourager to all. She is a passionate disciple of Jesus Christ. Layla is the C.E.O. and Founder of the Non-Profit outreach ministry called “Light of Hope”. This is an outreach to help individuals and families who are struggling with addiction and life difficulties. On Christmas Eve 2013, Layla lost her oldest daughter Ashley. Ashley was only 23 years old. There is no greater pain than child loss. Layla attributes her ability to face each day, to the overwhelming love of Jesus, who carries her through. This very difficult journey has given Layla the desire to help those who are facing difficult times and to help people see the hope. Her love for helping others is the passion behind Light of Hope. Light of Hope non-profit ministry has a vast variety of services that encourage, educate, empower and bring change and hope to the lives of those who need restoration and new life. Layla was awarded the Non-Profit “Leading Lady” award of Rogers County in 2018. She was also voted #1 community volunteer “Best of Claremore” in both 2019 & 2020. On June 9, 2020, Layla Freeman was Inducted into the Prestigious Marquis Who’s Who Biographical National Registry, as well as recognized as an “Amazing Oklahoman” in October 2020. Additionally, her non-profit Light of Hope was awarded the "Non-Profit of the Year" in both 2019 & 2020 and is also the winner of the International 2020 Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Community Drug Prevention Award. Layla is also an author. Her first book publication, HOPE IN THE STRUGGLE, offers hope in the midst of dark times. Layla is also the author of the encouragement blog “Layla’s Light,” found on Facebook or on her website, She has been actively writing since 2001. Layla’s personal experience in the extreme difficulties of life gives her a deep understanding of brokenness. Therefore, Layla’s writing and passion behind her desire to help others is empowered by the truth of God’s unconditional love and forgiveness, and the hope we find in God’s promises. Layla is also a Business Owner/Vice President of Asset Industrial, Inc. She and her husband, Randall, work together providing services necessary for the oil refinery industry. She is also a respected Executive Committee Board Member, serving on the State Northeast Oklahoma Workforce Development Board. Layla is a public speaker and enjoys the opportunity to speak and present to groups, schools, churches, organizations, conferences, etc. She has a passion to bring awareness, education, and hope to our society. She believes that working together, and collaboration with others is the key to healthy families and stronger communities. In addition, Layla is a Stephen Minister, Congregational Care Minister, Lay Servant/Speaker, and a volunteer for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. (Layla has two daughters who face Type 1 Diabetes daily).

2 thoughts on “Your beautiful reflection.

  1. I really needed to hear this today. Thank for sharing your knowledge through your experience. Layla your writing is so inspiration to me and many others. I understand God has held my hand threw all my life experiences and never abandoned me. His strength has carried me threw all the challenges in life. As long as I’m faithful to his word and obiedent he will guide me and give me the wisdom I need. I must remember he always has a plan and purpose for our life. I was feeling sad today but without suffering and pain we would never understand true happiness and peace which only comes from my relationship with Jesus Christ. I place my hope in him and his grace is sufficient. I will try standing in the mirror and really looking through my eyes because I know I’m a strong independent woman with many great qualities. God not done working on me however I’m a work in progress and keep growing more each day. I am a Surviors and so are u and many others. Every experience I go through is a stepping stone to prepare for my next challenge. Thank you Layla and may God bless you as you share your gift of writing to help others

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