|(FYI, my photos are from some recent home school field trips, and don't really relate. I just liked them.)|
Fact: It's usually the one thing you're secretly pretending doesn't need to be given, that's going to be required. The one thing I couldn't let go of, seemed to be the only thing God wanted. Hence, the hurt. (Somehow this took me by surprise.)
Feeling: When you hit breaking point, life ceases to go on.
Fact: The reality is, when you hit breaking point, life just keeps going, because breaking point doesn't really exist. If it did, there would be nothing after that. Which is why we have prayer, girlfriends, and dark chocolate. (Pretty much in that exact order, too.)
Feeling: When God is silent, it must mean that He doesn't care about what you're going through.
Fact: His silence is intentional, and can't be interpreted by our finite minds. So don't try. You'll just hit breaking point a lot sooner, and need more prayer, girlfriends, and dark chocolate.
Feeling: If I'm willing to jump in faith- the most rock bottom of faith I can imagine- that will most assuredly motivate God to move on my behalf.
Fact: God does His own thing when He wants to. He isn't on anyone else's timetable, and He doesn't need motivation from me to do what I want Him to do. Let me say that again: He does what He wants, when He wants. Learning that early, might save me a lot of breaking points in my future.
Do you tend to go by feelings or facts? Can you relate to any of the feelings I've struggled with?
...The journey continues. Come along with me while I get a good pruning from the Master pruner.