I cannot think of any stronger times, any times when I saw God more clearly than when people failed me. Like most people, I spent the majority of my life looking for someone who would see my value. But what value could they see if I couldn't even see it without their validation?
After many heart conditions (breaks and aches), I discovered that I need to be up sometimes and then I must come down for a bit. I need good friends, but I also need enemies. I need the yeses, but I must also appreciate each no. I want to be loved, but I must also be hated. And somehow in this seesaw process, I must not lose myself. I must learn from it all, growing better and wiser, not bitter and worn-out. I must grow hopeful instead of hopeless. Be encouraged.
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