Life requires us to make decisions very often. However, once you have made a life-changing decision, stick with it. Hold on to it and pursue it in spite of how you feel. As I experienced my personal issues a few years ago, I quickly learned that my feelings could not dictate my life if I was going to make a great change. Again, Zamperini had so many valid reasons to remain a victim but he chose different; he resolved within himself that he’d press on anyway. You must do the same. Allow God to mend your brokenness in spite of your current condition. Zamperini pursued change, even in spite of himself and his life circumstances. Don’t forget, he became an alcoholic after God answered his prayer. When he decided that enough was enough, he opened himself to God’s healing hands and was never the same. We now know him as Mr. UnBroken.
Have you ever thought about your purpose for attending church each week? Many of us attend regularly but why? I asked myself this very question when I was going through a difficult time in my life. I went to church on a regular basis, however, my spiritual condition remained in need of intensive care. In my book, Thank You Hurt…I’m Better Sense I Faced You!, I speak very openly about my experience. My life was in such turmoil that I was desperate to find out how to make it better. Ironically, I lived in a terrible emotional and spiritual place under the roof of a sanctuary every week. Sadly, I sank lower and lower with each passing service.
I struggled to really accept God’s genuine love in my life. I had a hard time believing that a man so perfect could love someone like me – an imperfect mess of a girl. I just could not see how this was going to work. It did not make sense to me. I had issues on top of issues so I decided that I would give church a try, not God, but church. Now, I know that my personal issues were my own to work out but I was not ready for church at all. Is anyone every really ready for church? I dare not touch that topic now but I do know that I was caught off guard by my experiences. I genuinely thought that if I surrounded myself by other church-goers that I’d get the help I needed for life. I thought I made the right decision because I felt that my life was missing something.