The psychology major tells me that the internet has become the way we are perceived by the world and for some we want others to see us as we truly are, but for others-they already feel connected and seen in real life--so the internet is just a highlight reel. HEY PEOPLE--this is the direct result of that expensive education---makes me happy, happy, happy to have this educated insight. I think she is exactly right.
I cannot help but wonder if we all look at LaLa Land---and say "Why not me?" As I have sat in my cave today and pondered, I decided God has stripped me of almost all that I hold dear--with some important exceptions. I have lost my husband, my home, my hometown, my church, my small group, my running group, and am distanced from my friends. I am now in a small and old apartment that is hot due to lack of insulation and noisy due to the neighbors in the midst of foreign territory and with only a handful of people that I know. I believe God is teaching me to become completely and totally dependent upon Him. He also wants me to share with you where I am and what He has done in my life.
I am reminded of Moses, Job, Ruth, Jonah, Paul, and the list goes on and on. They did not live in LaLa Land by any means and yet they learned the lesson of The One that is faithful and can be depended upon---The Great I Am. When all is stripped away--what is truly important is still there--it can never be taken from you.
"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous.
Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed,
for the Lord your God is with you where ever you go."
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