Think about this: Whatever space you find yourself in that feels like Trouble to you—whether it’s a draining relationship, a state of lack, a struggle with depression, or a battle with ailing health—you are more familiar with your Trouble scenarios than you are with your High Places possibilities. In other words, your Trouble has become something of a comfort zone/home for you.
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Just for a moment or two, stop thinking about your Trouble and begin to think about your High Places. Your High Places.
Who are you on your High Places?
What do you do there?
What do you think about?
Who are you as your Highest Self?
What is your purpose, and what is your passion?
Do you have courage? Are you a bold woman, saying what you truly think and owning your true feelings?
Do you have convictions? (What are you certain of?)
And do you have integrity?
Do you walk in the grace of God . . . living your days by faith . . . and your nights?
Are you focused and clear and passionate about living your life?
Have you been stirred to a gentle excitement about what it really means to be alive?
Can you see yourself on your High Places?
Now, here’s the real question:
Are you, yet, ready to leave your Trouble for your High Places?
Excerpt from From Trouble to High Places: Meditations for Women Who Are So Ready to Cross the Bridges that lead to Joy! Copyright 2009 Esther Davis-Thompson