I've been all knotted up inside.
A choice I am about to make will hurt some people. It will cause others to become very uncomfortable.
Bottom line: I will not make everyone happy.
But it's the right one, the wise one, the holiest one. Because it's the one that will set me FREE. FREE to pursue what I am called to without the chains of people-pleasing. FREE to breathe long, slow and deep, welcoming opportunity without the chains of fitting in. FREE to be ME without the chains of trying to pretend anymore that I'm something I am not. This pursuit of FREEDOM is not for the feint of heart. It takes grit. Hard work. Courage. It takes support. Hope. Trust. There is one thing that keeps pushing me and settles me at the same time. One simple thought. As I become FREE, it will grant those around me not only the permission to become FREE themselves, but the very real possibility. I don't want them in chains. I don't want me in chains. I want each and every one of us to be FREE. So pray with me. Cheer me on. Trust with me. I'm taking one faltering step at a time, breaking one chain link at a time and wobbly embracing this wild and wonderful new friend named FREEDOM. I'll let you know how it goes.