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It's All About the Comma


It’s all about the comma.


I have to remind myself of this from time to time. OK, not from time to time. It’s been all the time, lately.


Especially now, in the midst of a disease that has put parts of life and goals on hold. It has forced me to be creative in doing what needs to be done, but honestly, there are just some things that can’t be accomplished until the rules are lifted and groups of people can meet in person again.


I find myself wondering what our new “normal” will be?


Does this sound like what you are experiencing? Of course! There are many of us experiencing the same set of circumstances.


It would be easy to stay in victim thinking… I didn’t ask for this to happen. It is being done to me. The government is making laws that are restricting my ability to be successful. I’m feeling stuck. I am a victim of circumstance. Basically, I could just put a period and say “forget it.”


Or, there is another choice…I can put a comma.


I challenge you to find good things that have come from this negative situation.

I am grateful for the opportunity to serve and care for my in-laws. I am grateful for the roof over my head and the food on my table. I am grateful for the sun that rises and sets each day. I am grateful for the air that fills my lungs and the beauty of nature that surrounds me.

Honestly, when I think about it, the list is endless.


I have a CHOICE. I can choose to stay in VICTIM thinking and put a period on the purpose God has planned for me, or I can choose to be a VICTOR, turn to Him and trust in His timing.


I personally think God is asking me to put a comma. To take some time and seek Him. To earnestly pray for His guidance and direction. To ask Him each day to give me an open mind, a humble heart and faithful feet to follow His call.


Even if that means putting a comma and trust in His timing.


And I do trust Him.


With love and joy,


Laura Pedersen

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