Boy, do I have issues!
Once I was in the hospital in NYC and my roomate was Gladys First. I think Miss Gladys was probably in her 90's and she kept telling stories. She would always start them by saying "When I was Gladys First, I would walk down 5th Avenue in my fur coat." Or, "When I was Gladys First" and on she would go about what she would do. My sister and I thought that was so odd and kind of funny. Finally though - years later - we get it. Sometimes I look at myself in the mirror and I wonder who that person is looking back at me. Where did Sally Hall go? Yep, now I talk about when I was Sally Hall and think of Miss Gladys everytime. I have issues and I'm not talking about my graying hair, aging skin or apple shape. Those issues are nothing compared to the issues way down deep in my heart. God has been true to His Word in that He has been searching my heart, certainly knows my heart and has been trying me with the everyday pressures of life. There are things in my heart I don't understand. There are things in my heart that only God can change.
I could have sworn there was a verse in the Bible that said out of the heart flow the issues of life. But, I can't find it anywhere. When I was Sally Hall, I didn't get my verses mixed up together. Now, I just have to go to my wonderful Bible program. But it can't find it either. My point is - out of my heart flows my "issues." You know what I mean? How I thank God that He promises to finish the good work that He has began in me! I know that as I continue to surrender and submit to Jesus, my Lord - He will help me work through my issues. The sooner the better. And to that I'm sure my family would say hallelujah! I'm learning in a new way the importantance of watching over my heart with all diligence. Any tips?