In October last year I went on a women’s retreat with for the ladies in my church. It was really quite an amazing experience for me and led to some good bonding with some of he girls my age. All the different activities, worship time and messages were terrific. It was the first time I had been to a retreat like that and I hope it won’t be the last.
I sat there thinking to myself “It got itself in there in the first place, so why couldn’t it just get itself out?” Each time it tried to detach itself from the branch it just kept getting itself stuck further in, trying to reach the berries that had drawn it there in the first place while at the same time trying to get free of its cage. After a few more moments of struggling it finally reached those illusive berries and with a few flaps of its wings it broke free and flew away towards something better.
All I know now is, with having God in my life I have been a heck of a lot happier! It’s so much easier when you can just hand your problems over to someone who is more capable at doing that, and that is what God does for me. Now all I feel like I have to do is search for my word, just like Julia Robert’s character Liz Gilbert in ‘Eat, Pray, Love.’