“Yeah, yeah. I’m doing great. Really excited to be here.”
Today I lied to my friend. I looked her in the eyes, smiled nice and wide, and told her a complete lie.
Then I had one of those moments - you know the ones - where time slows down.
And I continued to look her in the eyes, and I knew, I KNEW, that “I’m doing great” was the biggest load of crap.
But I made my choice. I committed to that lie.
And then we had some pleasant small-talk. It was nice. (Really and truly)
Please take this as a confession, rather than a cry for help. I have no desire for pity.
Yes, this is a hard season in my life right now. But God’s been doing some really amazing things in my life - things I’ve wanted for a long time. Big things. Powerful things. Restorative things. Freeing things.
And so tonight I will practice this:
“Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.”
1 Thessalonians 5:18
I am thankful for the opportunity to build character during an incredibly trying season of life.
I am thankful for the opportunity to learn from my mistakes as a leader, and do better in the future.
I am thankful for the opportunity of tomorrow, to start fresh, and to try again.