Carol Anne continues to peer into the deep recesses of her heart and write what she sees. Thing is, it's my heart, too. Heartaches and disappointments have a way of punching our card for membership into clubs we all would rather not join.
I've touched on this before, but CA goes even deeper. I am grateful for her friendship. (Yep, we're friends IRL; as in meet-for-coffee-and-hash-it-all-out-friends.)
She claims she's a fraidy cat, but she has more courage than I ever did when it comes to her willingness to get the the very essence of her struggles, my struggles. She inspires me to be a better writer, to step out and do whatever it takes, to seek with all my heart the life God created for me, the authentic life.
She probably has no idea she ministers to me in such a way, especially in the midst of her deepest hurt. She's probably reading this and crying, hopefully even laughing a bit.
The questions she asked today deeply resonated with me. I think these are questions we all have, but rarely take the time to root out the answers. Life has a way of getting in the way of the life to which God created us and calls us. We all make poor choices, rarely knowing the lasting effects those decisions have in our lives and the lives of others. Somewhere in the mix, those seemingly small decisions/mistakes/choices end up slowly pulling us away from the path on which God originally put our feet.
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Are you willing to not only ask, but to seek out the answers to, the deepest questions? Are you willing to live the authentic life God has created for you?