I am overwhelmed by the amount of responses I received from yesterday's post. I really appreciate it. You should know, that as trying as this has been, I am over the hump and in a really good place.
I don't want you to think that I shared that as a cry for help. I wanted to share it so people who may not be over the hump can see past their situation and know that it is okay.
God interrupts our lives to get our attention and puts us back on track. We can either step back from that life situation and learn from it or we can try and escape.
Escape comes in a lot of different flavors. I know, because I have made the mistake of tasting a few of those.
Whether it's shopping, alcohol, food, work a new relationship...they can all let you forget for a short time about what is happening that made you want to hide in the first place.
Problem is..your "problem" and pattern of thinking is still there. It's just covered up temporarily.
Depending on your escape, you can eventually go into debt, gain weight, and lose friends.
I found that accepting my situation, learning from it, and moving on is the most gratifying. I have no regrets. I am so blessed.
Don't get me wrong, I'm still trying to break free from a dysfunctional, love/hate relationship with two guys named Ben & Jerry.
I just hope the people at the store down my street don't think that I really put away all that ice cream in one sitting. Even though I do. :)