It drives Sweetman absolutely crazy with a capital K when he sees me turning down the corners of a page, in a book or magazine. “Why don’t you just take a picture with your phone?”, he asks, as if I’m pinching him. “That’s so low-tech!”
He’s cute, but sometimes…
I love nothing more than picking up a book I’ve read and seeing lots of corners turned down. Those corners tell me to that there are treasures tucked within. Things I want to remember. Things I know I’ll forget as soon as I slide that book back onto a bookshelf.
Can I get an amen?
And sometimes, I need to turn a corner in life, too. For all of the same reasons.
Health, is one corner I’ve been working on turning, lately. Now, I’ve worn down the edges of that particular curb, because, HELLO! I’ve been around it a time or ten.
But, this last six weeks have given me a greater desire to than I’ve ever had before. The mysterious ER visit last month, not-withstanding, I believe God is making it very clear that my beloved devil dogs, though permissible, are so not beneficial.
And so, I’m choosing the courageous route to change. Again. Because, I don’t know about you, but I find that wonderful things take place when I finally do make the turns of change.
Shedding of the old.
Shifts in perspective.
Appreciation for the journey.
It’s a process, turning a corner. When I put my turn indicator on, while driving, it’s not so that I can hear that annoying little clickety-clack over and over.
It’s to alert the drivers around me of my intention. I’m letting them know that I intend to turn this car to the right (or left).
And, I’ve been flashing more than a few “turn indicators” in my life, lately. They haven’t all been met with acceptance or encouragement, either. And, that makes turning a corner all the harder.
But still worth the effort.
And I don’t have to do it alone.
I’m going be courageous and turn corners by grabbing hold of God’s unwavering strength.
Those little turned down corners, in things that I’ve read, remind me that something great happened on that page. And, I’m just sure that the turned corners in my health journey will prove to be just as significant.
Are you a corner turner, too? What corners have you been turning down lately? In books or in life!
This is my final week of studying “Made To Crave” by Lysa TerKeurst over at Proverbs 31 Ministries Online Bible Studies. I have been changed by reading this book. And although I’m probably going to be “in process” for a while about the deeply buried issues that have been dug up during this study time, I am forever grateful. The opportunity to study amidst this community of Overcomers, 45,000 PLUS strong? A gift from God, Himself! We begin our next study of Wendy Blight’s “Living So That” on April 6th. Want to see what it’s all about?, Click here to do just that! And to see what some of the other final reflections were on this study, click the button below.