Discovering what love is one day at a time
So often I find myself creating boundaries for myself that in reality do not exist. They are walls that I lock myself into that create a “safe zone” or a place of false comfort. In reality…that safe zone is a jail that locks me away from opportunity to really see and experience life in its magnificent beauty and full form. When those walls are challenged…I find myself fearful…anxious...and somewhat of a recluse. However, when I really take a look at the boundaries that I have created, and lay them under the Truth of God’s Word…they look like a false brick facade that crumble with the smallest of whispers. I become aware of the prison that really does not exist, and realize that I have surrendered myself to that small space pacing in its confined area. As the Lord leads me out of those places…sometimes I hesitate…retreating in my mind to the excuses that brought me to the prison in the first place. And yet, when I truly follow Him, in my heart, my mind, my soul and my will…the confidence to remain with Him wherever He leads springs up like an ever-flowing fountain; and within its waters it brings peace, overflowing joy, love, patience for the journey, faithfulness, kindness, goodness, gentleness and self-control.
Life begins at the end of your comfort zone…-Neale Donald Walsch
If we are to truly live, and experience the life that God has purposed for us…we must be willing to put to death our idea of our own comfort and completely surrender to His.
I have been married to my wonderful husband for 24 years. We have two young men ages 20 and 15.. This blog is somewhat of a journal and attempt for me to keep a purposeful perspective on life as a whole.