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The Loneliness That Follows Letting Go

OK YOU FINALLY LEFT A TOXIC RELATIONSHIP...NOW YOU MAY FEEL LONELY EVEN THOUGH YOUR LIFE IN THAT RELATIONSHIP WAS UNHEALTHY...NOW HOW DO I DEAL WITH IT AND KEEP FROM REPEATING THE SAME MISTAKE?

Sometimes God calls us to take steps we’d rather not. To make decisions that leave us in a lonely place, because it is based on right steps. Sometime He moves our stiff legs to bend in the exact way He desires, and we would otherwise despise.
The bending hurts. The new foot placement is uncomfortable. The straining position between where He wants me to go and where I want to be causes an anxiousness that at moments is overwhelming.
Yet sometimes He calls us to do this alone. He summons our soul to step out – beyond the crowd, beyond the comfort, beyond the familiar, and even beyond the bitterness. As the steps are taken, feelings of loneliness may often increase. Who do I talk to? Who will walk with me or carry me when I am too weak to walk? Who will hear me cry or hold my spinning head still? Who…

Facing Our Fears (part III)

Welcome to a New Year. Here is a wish for all that it be filled with Christ, courage, confidence, and clarity!
Like it or not every person, regardless of age, gender, or position has to confront fear in his or her life. We may face it in different arenas, as in relationships, work, sports, health, or sex. We may fear things in nature, in others, or in ourselves, but no one is immune to it. There are those who have reached the pinnacle of success who are still haunted by the fear of failure, and those comfortable making decisions affecting the lives of thousands that still fear their parents’ disapproval. Fear is everywhere, and there is both good and bad news in this. The bad news is that we can’t avoid it, or we do so at our peril.  Understand this: What we don’t face rules us, most often unconsciously. A life avoiding fear is a life ruled by fear. It will be a life restricted to the known, with self-discovery and creativity as its casualties. It will be focused on safety and security, …