That integrity and "unhealthy codependency" post written the other night, helped me make a tough, tough decision this week. It's even hard to write tonight because of it.
Ever have a time in your life where you had to discern things to figure out how to take action to change? That was my week. Sometimes, it's just too hard to make a move - this week pushed me to the limit since some unhealthiness was really keeping me from growing, moving on and from God's better life for me. I prayed for strength and dug down deep for determination to take action that I knew was the best course. My entire insides were shaky and doubtful, and I almost didn't take the action, but was finally able to make a decision, and let go of the outcome, by having faith that God would make things work out correctly. That's what faith is, right? Integrity has to win out, thanks to God.
Below is a video of Joel Olsteen talking about "faith in fear vs. faith in God." It hits home. I don't see everything the same way he does in this sermon, but overall he has a good point.
Had some crazy God moments this week, but will only explain one. They are so cool, and I hope they give you faith to see how God is working in our world.
I'm lying in the dentist chair yesterday, getting a cleaning, and my dentist walks in and HAS to tell me a story. He says he was at a going away party for a woman in the dental field. As he's leaving the party, the woman the party was for comes up to him and says, "when you told me a while back about the patient who changed careers into teaching, it changed my life." She is now going into teaching and the story my dentist told her about was mine. He then gave her my book too. He couldn't wait to tell me and we both had goosebumps. Tears in the eyes too. Where do these come from? I think it's God working in the world.
Blessings to you all and Happy 4th weekend. XO