When you get in a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. – Harriet Beecher Stowe
How many times have you been in that tight place, ready to throw in the towel and quit ? I know I’ve been there more than once but I’ve learned that although it is darkest before dawn the sun will rise.
I had always put Myself in those “tight places”. No one else did. I could play the blame game and be the victim. “He/She/You MADE me do it. It’s all YOUR fault. Poor me. Look at the mess I’m in”. My part in it wouldn’t come up because I was in such great denial. “How dare you suggest I had any part in the predicament!”
I have spent a lot of time looking at how I reacted when I was in those situations. I was angry, resentful and fearful. My escapes turned into insanity. My insanity created chaos which in turn would cause other situations to arise and the game continued, got worse. I liked to play with fire and finally fell into a Hell of my own making. Fortunately, I finally experienced and embraced a “moment of clarity”. GOD showed me the stairway and I became to climb out.
I know today that Nobody can make me do anything if I’m uncomfortable with it. I don’t have to surrender to any kind of pressure. I can say NO. Being happy, joyous and free means more to me than anything else in this world.