I must admit, it’s been a little disheartening being faced with some of the “not-so-supportive” reactions from some (certainly not all) of the people in my life simply because I turned my heart over to Jesus Christ. It’s not like I’m pulling wings off of flies for Pete’s sake!
I came to the realization that something VERY significant was missing in my life, and it took way longer than I anticipated to find it. Knowing what I know now, I’m pretty sure that in my heart I’ve always known what it was… I was just uncertain as to how to get there! I’m beyond middle-aged now, and my only regret is that I waited more than half of my lifetime to get to where I am.
Here’s the good news though… the GREAT news, actually… it’s NEVER TOO LATE!
If someone had told me six months ago that I would turn my life over to Him and would immediately become so full of joy and peace, I wouldn’t have believed them! I was always so anxious…about EVERYTHING in my life…every minute of every day. Filled with worry and angst…I was a prisoner in my own head. Now? I’m calm, relaxed, and peaceful. I’ve found great comfort in taking some quiet time for reading the bible and journaling every day.
For those that truly know me…they’ve seen the change in me. Most notably, I used to swear…a LOT! I never really thought about it…it was just something that I did. The most amazing thing is that after I became a follower of Christ, I didn’t wake up the next morning and say to myself, “Well, no more swearing for me!” Quite the contrary…I didn’t even have to think about it! And the first time I said, “Oh my Gosh” about something or other, I immediately said out loud, “Oh my ‘Gawd’! Did I just say ‘Oh my Gosh’?” True story.
So for those in my life that don’t quite understand what my journey is all about, please know this…I’m still “me”… except now I’m filled with more love, joy and peace than I ever thought was possible!
Colossians 3:14 ~ “Above all, clothe yourselves with love which binds us all together in perfect harmony.”
~Let love lead the way~TP