Life Stories

My Name Is Pam Parrott

My name is Pam Parrott, and this is a story about how God did something amazing in my life…

A little over a month ago I reached a low point in my life. I felt very discouraged and confused about a lot of things. There have been some things in my past, going back to my childhood, that have had a major impact on my life, relationships, self esteem, and overall outlook on life.

I didn’t know what to do, and I was a breaking point.

So I did something I’ve never really done before…I picked up the phone and contacted Milestone to ask for help. That phone call led me to being in a small group, and in that small group God showed up. I surrendered my life to Jesus two weeks ago at Freedom Weekend and from that moment on SO MUCH has changed!

Ok, so this may sound a little strange, but during Freedom Weekend, I felt like God said something to me. He told me to find a woman that I had seen a glimpse of on Friday night at church, but He didn’t tell me what I was supposed to say or do when I found her.

So all day Saturday I looked EVERYWHERE but never found her. I felt like I had failed. I prayed Saturday, Sunday, and Monday about it. As I was getting ready on Monday morning I was listening to worship music and I just closed my eyes, raised my hands, and started singing.

Then God said, “Open your eyes.”

I ignored it because I don’t really like looking at myself in the mirror, but I heard it again…“Open your eyes.” So this time I did. And there in the mirror was the person I was searching for all day Saturday. I saw a beautiful woman of God standing before me, hands lifted in praise and tears streaming down my face. God is so good and awesome in power!

I was able to let go and see myself how God sees me.

Life may not be perfect, but I can tell you this. I’m overwhelmed with thankfulness. God sees me and He loves me in spite of my past. Not only that, but for the first time in a long time I’m seeing myself and those around the way God does, and I’m so excited for all He has for me!

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  • Caroline
    June 14, 2018 at 4:37 pm

    All the proud tears of joy! You are amazing and strong and I am blessed boyond measure to have you as a friend!

  • Pam
    June 14, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    Your leadership was key and the amazing group of ladies that helped me all along the way!! I was blessed to be placed in your small group ?

  • Sherry Ingle
    June 14, 2018 at 6:07 pm

    Love hearing your story, Pam!! So thankful that I’ve gotten to know you…God has GREAT plans for you!!

  • Amy
    June 14, 2018 at 10:15 pm

    I am so blessed to have been a link in the chain that God used to lead you to that group and to be able to witness all He’s done in such a short time in your beautiful life!

  • Tabitha
    June 15, 2018 at 8:52 am

    I love this verse…it reminds me what is real and how he sees us. You have this quiet and gentle spirit. I’m so glad you found the woman in the mirror! There are great things ahead for you….this has only made you stronger!
    1 Peter 3:3-4
    Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle spirit and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.

  • Diane H
    June 15, 2018 at 11:12 am

    Love this so much. So glad you shared it!

  • Gwen
    June 15, 2018 at 11:19 am

    Love you Pam!!

  • Pastor Ron
    June 18, 2018 at 9:06 am

    So powerful to read this story. God is so good! Excited for you Pam and all that God has for you.

  • Pastor Tim
    June 19, 2018 at 2:46 pm

    I just love this story so much. So grateful for Pam and her willingness to share this incredible story!