Do you live in a small town? What does that mean to you? My attitude is coming full circle about my small town. As I reach out to embrace it, I still sometimes struggle with letting go before I have hold of it, but am committed to embracing it even still! The view on this side of 40 is different. I won’t go into all the details of why I’ve had such a struggle, but I will share one thing that has been painful. Gossip. I’ve been rejected from some circles because of my lack of participation in these sessions. Please don’t get me wrong. I’ve gossiped & painfully regretted it. It’s an ugly word. An ugly concept. A paralyzing strong hold. What is the answer to this problem? Reacting rudely? Being quiet? Isolating yourself? These are not the answers, because I’ve tried them! What is? Loving people? Yes. What does that look like?
My attitude now says, “I love my small town…It’s a great place to be…Thank you, Lord, because I know you hold my world in the palm of your hands…I know I’m where I’m suppose to be…Open the eyes of my heart, Lord.”
What is the name of your small town?