Let’s Grow Together – Taking the Road Less Traveled

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Harvesting Healing Through Blogging

As humans we have daily struggles and it is our struggles that make us human.

~ Karen Esbenshade

As an imperfect human my growth has been spurred on by a life event, because I chose to ignore my struggles. Instead of choosing to look inward and identify the source of the problem, which was ME, I placed blame on society and the people around me. The end result was to numb my discomfort and quell my anxieties with that one glass of wine. By the grace of God I was able to unearth my flaws and seek forgiveness. Through sharing with others I was able to accept my flawed self and learn I did not need to suffer alone. The result peace, from a loving God, not the spirit in the bottle.

Taking the Road Less Traveled

Eighteen months ago, I decided to take a different road in life, the road less traveled. Years prior, my husband and I discussed forging our own path, parting ways with friends who engaged in alcohol abuse, but we did not have the courage to make the necessary changes.  We remained on the collision course, and I crashed. I lacked the daily maintenance required in life to avoid a breakdown, instead fueling my addiction with alcohol.

The driving force behind my blogging is to instruct my fellow travelers to inspect their rear-view mirror, signaling the hazards which have created roadblocks to finding their inner peace. Exposing the obstacles from their past and identifying their defects, which are warranted by God. And if not addressed will result in a breakdown.

It’s not what you pack…
It’s how we get there.

Encouraging my reader to not be driven by fear, but to trust in God; to avoid the road rage of casting blame but accepting fault; and when they arrive at the fork in the road, follow the light, is what I hope to accomplish.

Along my journey, I will be available to help others during their breakdowns. Offering grace for their human behaviors. Inviting them to travel with me to a brighter tomorrow.

For years I was stuck on the roundabout, sitting in the driver seat, under the influence of life. It took a life-changing event to finally exit the highway which was leading me towards hell. Learning if I get lost on my travels, staying focused on my destination, heaven, I will find eternal peace. Being assured, God as my traveling companion, my journey will be beautiful.

“You can enter God’s Kingdom only through the narrow gate. The highway to hell is broad, and its gate is wide for the many who choose that way.”

Matthew 7:13 NLT

What are you wrestling with today? How can I pray for you?

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