Do you ever let things go?
You just live with something because it is easier and you don't even realize how bad it is until you finally get it fixed?
Just look at my glasses.
Not only was the prescription so old I could hardly see out of them anymore, but they were also broken.
Like someone stepped on them broken.
And since they were stepped on, they sat on my face crooked, and made me look kind of ridiculous.
The worst thing though, was the slipping.
They were so crooked and loose that they hardly stayed on.
In fact, every time I looked down they slid right off my face.
I wear my glasses a lot.
I use them for reading and since I am reading something nearly all the time, they are on my face nearly all the time.
So you can imagine how frustrating these glasses were to me.
And yet, I didn't replace them.
There was always a reason: glasses are expensive, no time to do the appointment, who will watch the kids, next month when I can spend the money on that, blah, blah, blah.
But after the glasses fell into the TOILET for the SECOND time, I decided it was time to deal with what was broken.
(for the record, they fell in the toilet when I looked down to wipe my daughter. and it was pee. thank the Lord)
And so, on Thursday, I got these.
When I put them on, I was blown away by how much better I could see.
And I realized how long I had been living with needless difficulties.
It made me think about the other parts of my life that I have been neglecting to deal with.
Parts of my heart that I have just "lived with" because it is easier than facing them and fixing them.
You've been there, right?
But once you get through the hard work, the tears maybe, anger, sorrow, facing head on the things you've been hiding from, there is joy.
I'm working on it.
Maybe you are looking for the courage, the push you need to fix something broken in your life.
You are not alone.
HE is with you.
"Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28
And I gotta tell you, it's really nice not to worry about my glasses falling in the toilet anymore.
Little things and big--I'm here to talk about it all.