In Others’ Words: Strength
I used to hate change.
I was all about things staying the same. Me. The people around me. Life in general — and in specific.
I’d grit my teeth, close my eyes, dig my heels in … pick your clichéd reaction to change and I did it.
Things staying the same seemed safe. I felt safe. I felt strong.
It took longer than you might expect for me to learn that no amount of teeth gritting or eye closing or heel digging stops things or people from changing.
I learned to unclench my fists from all my expectations — and let go.
You know what? I discovered real strength in facing forward with my eyes open, even daring to walk toward whatever was coming my way, instead of weaving and dodging.
It’s only in the letting go that I was able to embrace what God had waiting for me.
In Your Words: When do you feel strong?
It’s time for a little celebrating of my upcoming release of Catch a Falling Star (May 7, 2013). I’m hosting a Rafflecopter giveaway for the next four weeks — giving away four (4) Advance Reader Copies (ARCs) of Catch a Falling Star!
Cryptic Note: Wife of “Wise Guy”: Email me please.
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