Blindsided to See Clearly
I’m guest posting at Katie M. Reid today.
Have you ever been blindsided by life?
From out of nowhere, you’re hit with bad news and in an instant it all changes.
- The marriage is over.
- The child’s addicted.
- The job ends.
- The car’s wrecked.
- The money’s gone.
- The diagnosis is pronounced.
And all you can wail is WHY?
I get it. It happened to me, too. I expected that since life went pretty well for me as a WILD CHILD, it would continue to go well for me as a CHURCH GIRL.
See, I didn’t reconcile my differences with Jesus until I was in my 30’s so I had plenty of time to test the boundaries of the law, my moral compass and whatever gods there were. As a Club Dancer, then a Playboy Bunny, I was offered everything a girl could want…in exchange for what every boy wants. I had money, cars and adoration.
Every kind of indulgence was available to me.
When the One True God led me out of that life and into one with Him, I naturally assumed that things would only get better. Wouldn’t you?
And, they did. For a while.