So many times in the past I have looked at events as being a "good" thing or a "bad" thing. Neither is really true. It is simply an event that turns your life in another direction.
I fell and broke my arm over a year ago. I thought that was a bad thing. I couldn't do my job, it was a big inconvenience. It was also a wake up call for me.
That event, coupled with a few other mortifying happenings led me down a path to recovery. I had to sit up and take notice. If I didn't change I was on a path of quick destruction.
I can look back over my life and remember countless occurrences I thought would kill me. Those same events, brought about changes for the better. By the time I broke my arm, etc... I knew I had to have faith that if I followed God's leading I would be better off. I didn't know how and I didn't worry about it.
Today I am 13 months sober, my job is going very well, my family is at peace with me and I am too. I won't tell you it wasn't hard as hell, because it was, for everyone involved. It was also a time of profound enlightenment and change.
I will continue to learn and grow. I can thank the good Lord for letting me fall and fall hard. I can also thank Him for being there to pick me up. So, if and when you find yourself in one of these situations, cast your care on the Lord and watch the wonders He performs.
Fantasizing freedom from mind altering substances and anxiety.