This week I wanted to share a small excerpt from my upcoming book: Love Echoed Back. Send me a comment using the link below and tell me what you think!
I would slowly, reluctantly, and tearfully release my status. Over the course of the last several years, I realized how wrapped up my self-image was in my status. For a period, the diplomas on my wall, the ones outlining my steps in life, defining my career, somehow took on a life of their own. They lured me into a false sense of security and safety. They flattered me into believing my success in life depended on them. They dulled my sense of hearing to the Father’s call, and they shifted my focus onto earthly issues, not eternal ones. They pretended to be my life’s work. So disillusioned by the current events surrounding me, I had to separate myself physically from them or risk drowning in their shadow. I removed them from the walls for a better part of two years unable to bear their taunts and misleading promises. Broken, I could now be healed. Crushed, I could now truly begin again. This wasn’t the work of an angry God, but a compassionate Savior saving me from myself. Life redefined, you bet. Thank goodness He holds an eraser.