I've been thinking about this for awhile now. It's actually a big part of the journey I have been on for awhile. Because of this, 'Other Things' are losing their grip on me and in turn, relationships are becoming much healthier.
Once I began to see the other things for what they are, my desire for them just began to look silly. Father didn't rip these things out of my hands. He's not like that. He continued to let me know the choice was mine to make. It was more about what I wanted. Did I want peace and joy or did I want to continuing living the life this world and all it's things produced in me?
To say the choice began to become clear to me is an understatement. I wanted peace and joy and rest. I knew enough to know that these are only found in him. As I continue to walk on this new path with Father, the 'other things' continue to lose their hold on me. I'm breathing much better these days.
I had heard about this pearl of great price my entire life. Knowing about him is not the same thing as Knowing him. I'm finding out that trying to hold on to that other life had so clouded my ability to see. What I am seeing makes letting go of everything else so worth it.
Keep inviting me into new places Father, out of the old places that are nothing but bondage.