Is there someone in your life who is just plain difficult?
Of course there is!
We all have at least one of those folks lurking around us somewhere.
Some people are SOOOO hard to like!
For years, I was in a “friend” relationship with someone;
someone who truly tested my resolve.
Every time I would have all I could take,
I would think about how much this person needed a true friend
I would continue on.
There was a point that I really came to love them.
But, things unraveled.
Not purposely, but due to life circumstances.
For the past year, we’ve seldom talked.
Caller ID showed a call from them this past week,
so at the nudging of the Holy Spirit this morning,
I picked up my phone and called them back.
We caught up on our lives and enjoyed a pleasant conversation.
That is, until it turned sour.
Seems this person is intent on holding on to past stuff;
stuff better left behind;
stuff that will only cause more hurt if drug back out into the open.
I expressed that sentiment.
It wasn’t well received.
The conversation ended with tension in the air.
I hate tension!
My insides were shaky and my thoughts were screaming.
I had obeyed the leading of the Spirit.
Why did it work out this way?
Many times, life takes a different path than we would desire.
Yet that doesn’t change the need for obedience in our lives.
God instructed me to pick up the phone and make the call.
He will use that obedience in some way.
I don’t know.
That’s the beauty of trusting God.
I don’t have to understand.
All He asks me to do is to just trust Him.
And when I trust Him, I will obey Him,
even when it’s uncomfortable.
Lots of love, Sharon