Stripping away the rose colored glasses of denial concerning my reality. Getting in touch with truth. Reaching out to others in empathy concerning their reality and their walk to truth.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Against the wall

My life is a bit tangled.The old plate is full but you know that means nothing. Just like watching a baseball game; batter up, strikes out; another batter, another strike out, and on it goes. Some times you win and some times you get a lesson.

I chose the photo of the bright starfish against a rock wall. You might know the phrase I'm referring to: "I'm between a rock and a hard place" ? And like a criminal caught in a spot light, he/she throws the body up against the wall in surrender. Yep, surrender.

Have you ever felt you were up against a wall, and your only choice was to surrender? A minister friend of mine once told me: "If it's a decision you need to make, flip a coin; if it comes a up 'heads' but you'd rather it come up 'tails', then there's your answer. Go with 'tails'. Could it really be that simple?

I guess most of you know by now that I pray concerning decisions I have no answers to. Therein lies the continuance of my faith: knowing my God is always there with the answer, before I even finish asking. I stand by in faith knowing he will lift me up and above the issues I have on my plate. Still I just needed to post this, and am really uncertain why.  Maybe someone out there has experience and advice that would assist me. If not, it's okay; enjoy the photo from Cousin Kathy.


  1. I'm not sure about surrender but I remember reading - many years ago - about a 'Law of Non-resistance'. As the saying goes 'one's ships come in over a calm sea'.

  2. One of my favorite quotes is,

    "Prayer is not asking for what you think you want, but asking to be changed in ways you can't imagine."
    - Kathleen Norris

  3. Okay, Mike, I think I'll research that. Thanks so much :)

  4. Cheerful Monk, that's a nice quote. Makes sense when I apply it to my situation...because I may not even know 'what' I want... much less what I need. But I do need change. Thank you :)

  5. Your faith and surrendering goes hand in hand because in your prayers, you are allowing God to lead you and it will be His way, His timing and His will for you.

  6. Thanks Paul. 'Normally' a verse comes to my mind and more or less settles things, but not this time. I wondered if I was still trying to force my will. You know, like trying to jump off of a horse while still holding the reins?! Ouch.


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