Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Positive Post Tuesday

I am so blessed to be on this journey I'm on. It is only by God's grace that I am where I am in my life. If I had continued on the rocky path of addiction, the results could have been more devastating than they were. Now that I have taken my life back, I can see the path much better. Numbing my pain & my mind had me walking through a mine field. That feeling of being all alone, lost, and confused is not something I want to dwell on, but finally recognizing I had a problem was so freeing.
Realizing I was lost, but had not lost the spiritual principles I already knew, was a great relief. Re-connecting with God was an even greater relief. He never left me. He never judged me. He never forgot about me when I had clearly forgotten about Him. His strength and encouragement sometimes overwhelms me. He has sent the most wonderful people into my path in the past 18 months. It brings tears to my eyes to think of all the blessings from those people. People from all walks of life, people from all across the Continental US & HI, people I never would have met had I not fallen.
Does that mean I'm glad I'm an addict in recovery? Not really, but this was and is God's plan for me. I must continue the walk along this path, that only God knows. If I try to venture out alone, He will somehow remind me to get my rear back on the path. He has the map, if I would just quit being so human and ignoring the signs along the way!
I can read the map a whole lot better with the encouragement of others and not on my own. Life is not meant to be a journey alone. Thank goodness for the journey with friends.

4 comments:

Lisa said...

Glad to be along for the journey. Why is it that Tuesdays seem to be my most down day of the week? You'd think all the positive posts would rub off or something.

Paisley said...

I love reading your posts and I feel so blessed to have met you and all the other "slobs" through the MercyMe blog. Which reminds me I really need to start me a blog too.

race_12_1 said...

Living life on our own was never Gods intention! As we walk our path God connects us to those He knows will encourage us the most, and I am glad to have met you! It is so amazing that God can use whatever means he wants to connect His people.

6justmyopinion said...

You are never alone, Missy!!!! We are all in this together. You are open and truthful. Those are great characteristics. thank you so much.
Romans 8:28 all things work together for good. Praise the Lord.

Barb