If you are reading, “Author”, you said that you set out this year to make a difference in peoples lives…..well, in the matter of 1 week, you changed mine. God used you to encourage my life, when I most needed it. Thank you so much!
These words have been a catapult in my life this week, along with the people who have presented them. We will start with “Integrity”………..
In one week, I saw how much integrity that I lacked. I was given a firm, swift and very respectful reminder, that I needed to “cool my jets”, so to speak. I am not afraid to admit that. Ashamed….yes. Disappointed…..yes. I am quite the piece of work in this season of my life. I have heart and it is headed into the right direction, but it is jumping ahead of itself a little bit too much, and getting me into binds. I had to take a seat and uncomfortably watch my lack of virtue and honesty, on a full length screen. I bowed my head as I was humbled and confronted, as my tears cleansed my brokenness. I could not believe how I allowed hurt and pain in my life, inflicted by someone else, shape my character in the most horrible way.
Humbleness was the portrait painted in my entire week. This has to be the one week in my year so far, where I have not had to deal with greed and pride. Humble souls exist, and they are the most lovely and attractive (modestly said) people on the face of this God created earth. They are the most sound individuals in character, but when they speak, they roar and you are evoked to listen. I appreciate so much more because of this.
I was shown what progress was, when I lost a friend. I appreciate this persons integrity when they decided to cut the cords of anyone who would cause them to regress. In this situation, it was me. In a strange way, I am honored to understand the actions of progress so much more in this one week. Progress, “Lets go of”…..when most necessary. I admire that.
The journey of self-worth, love, and truly finding oneself, is a long one. It requires patience and a grand amount of understanding from those you choose to keep in your life. It often means being alone, and being content with just being with, “self”. And quite often, not many people can be on that journey with you.
“Now FAITH is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” (HEBREWS 11:1)