I’m going to be honest…I did it again. A couple days of slogging through my life as a writer left me in the familiar comparison mode.
As I spent the last couple days putting words on paper, I found myself crying out to God, “Is this making a difference? Is it worth it? Is there any eternal kingdom value in what I’m doing? Or are you done using me?”
That might have been okay, but I did what I know better than to do…compare. “God, so and so is doing such and such. Look at the impact they are having for the kingdom. Why aren’t you using me like that?” and on and on I went. It was a slippery slope down to feelings of inferiority, doubt, and frustration.
Never underestimate the reason God has your path cross another’s. Sometimes it’s for you. Sometimes it’s for them. But He always has His reasons.
Some who cross our paths will make an impression that lasts a lifetime. Make sure you tell them. Don’t wait–you never know when it will be too late.
I look back on my life’s darkest days, the days I walked in the valley of depression and was convinced I had seen a glimpse of hell; the days I cared for my husband and my mother during their cancer journeys; the days as a teenager after losing my father prematurely to a massive fatal heart attack, and I felt isolated, misunderstood, and unaccepted. [more]
Can I let you in on a little secret?
I’m not perfect! And, I already know you aren’t either.
So how about if we both stop trying to live behind the mask and take the pressure off ourselves, and just be real? Wouldn’t that feel better? [more]
To someone who is going through hardship or heartache, two of the most comforting words anyone can say is “Me too!”
“Me too” welcomes you in to a community. It breathes life back into a sagging soul. It breeds acceptance where feelings of rejection were pronounced. It kicks isolation to the curb. It gives you a hand to hold and a heart to beat with you. [more]