The human mind will not be confined to any limits. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Once you’ve tasted freedom, why put yourself in bondage? I ask myself this question from time to time. I did this very thing. When you know better, how do you conform to the limits, I mean standards, set before you, while maintaining the liberty that you know exists?
I feel like such a hypocrite.
I remind my kids who are now struggling within themselves and each other concerning the standards, where I stand. I uphold them because I am in leadership and this was what was set before me. In my heart, I believe we are missing it! If we focus on what a person does or doesn’t wear. The outward appearance… There’s so much more to God and doing his work than that!
I have asked each of them to seek God for themselves, search the Word for themselves, pray about it for themselves, then let’s regroup and chat. The only help I will give is to guide for certain scriptures I know.
One finds limits by pushing them. Herbert A. Simon
I don’t know what will become of this journey my children are now on. I don’t want to influence them one way or another, and I pray that I accept whatever they decide.
As for me, I suppose I have my own things to figure out. Writing this post, it became evident to me, perhaps this isn’t the home I expected it to be. But then, maybe I’ve known that all along. It’s where my family is. It’s important for the kids, I think. There really are so many positives…
Obstacles are made to be defeated.
When I left the last place, I needed to leave. Looking back, I can see how the only way I could truly forgive was to put some distance between them and me. I have even found it in my heart to forgive the one that I nearly allowed to steal everything from me.
I wanted to walk away, throw in the towel, give up everything. My joy seemed lost, I felt victimized again. I wouldn’t admit to anyone how low I had sunk. I hid my true emotions behind a smile or worse, fury. All the while I was secretly dying.
So, here I find myself, facing another battle. If this is the battle I must face. So be it. Someone once said, “If He brought you to it, He’ll get you through it.” I choose to believe that.
*Original Photo & Quotes without names are mine 😊