7,000-8,499 SparkPoints 7,848

The anchor’s not to hold you back but to keep you close to Him.

Saturday, February 01, 2014

Stuck. I have been a believer for 40 years, but most of my life I felt stuck in the same stormy waters that kept me from being happy, kept me from losing weight, achieving what I thought I should professionally, even freely giving and getting love. This is the year it changed. I heard a Christian song on the radio in my car and I had a “moment”. I heard my own voice say, What if these turbulent waters have been custom designed? What if God is directing the storm-tossed path I slog through daily? What if it was his plan for me all along? Has there been a God wrought anchor in my waters of despair?
I had to let it sink in, saturate my mind for a while. Even if I believed it, what then? I always wanted to be close to God, closer than I was, right? Be still and know that I am God. Be still. When I finally stood still in the muck long enough, somehow I knew the anchor wasn’t there to hold me back but to keep me close to Him. The things that caused me the most pain have been my through-lines to Him! The whole time I was dragging myself through muck to escape, praying for change, he’d been holding me there, building my character.
I can’t explain it all or the cascade of events after that intimate insight into who God is and how much he loves me. I was offered the pearl of great price and this time I’ve sold everything to keep it. And now somehow, stuck no more, I am happy, free to go where he leads.
Crazy ,huh? Crazy cool.
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
    As someone who is still in the muck, this gives me great encouragement that he has a plan and will lift me up in his time. Thank you for sharing!
    2332 days ago
  • BJMC01
    Crazy cool! Yeah!
    bev emoticon

    2371 days ago
    Wow, Laurie. This is really awesome.
    2378 days ago
    Crazy cool indeed! Loved this Blog. Thank you!
    2379 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.