No matter how hard I try, it seems like our relationship just doesn’t work. He doesn’t seem as interested in me anymore. We don’t have as much in common as we used to. We aren’t as physical as we once were. We argue and fight over stupid stuff. He’d rather work, go fishing or out with friends, or play on the computer than spend time with me. I feel empty inside…maybe this diet or that new outfit or this drink or that drug will make me feel better. The broken cycle that is now my life repeats and repeats and I feel more and more alone and hopeless. Does any of this sound familiar to you?
Some recovery programs describe it as a hole inside that we try to fill. That’s as good an analogy as any. There is an emptiness that temporarily feels better when we find a new love, buy ourselves something new, or numb out. Then reality hits and we scramble to feel good again through relationships and/or addictions.
My conscious choice many years ago to begin finding help and making a better life for myself has been a slow, amazing, painful, beautiful journey filled with discoveries. The most important thing I can share with you concerns that hole we keep trying to fill. I know now that no good can come from putting people or habits in the space where God belongs!
Rather than the pleasures and pains of that broken cycle, God brings a new Light that gives us deep permanent Peace. We simply know that everything will be alright and that we are loved no matter what happens. This Divine unconditional Love defines us! While the highs are beyond anything we’ve ever experienced, the dark lows are also gone forever. In the moments when things again seem to be shifting out of control, we can look to see what or who we are putting in the space where God belongs. Staying centered through God allows us to finally discover and explore life as our own personal Journey of Possibilities!
Yours in Faith,
Sheryl Sitts, Founder & Chief Inspirational Officer
Journey of Possibilities