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Topic: Illustrate the meaning of “Don’t Try to Walk before You Can Crawl” (without using the actual phrase or literal example). (01/17/08)
TITLE: Steps Toward Healing
By Beckie Stewart
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Nothing ever seems to change. Your life is a mess, and you blame yourself. After all, you were the one that snapped at your friend when she suggested your boyfriend choice was unhealthy for you.
“Just give up.”
“You are worthless.”
“You never do anything right.”
No one is saying it, but nevertheless, you hear it loud and clear. You are pretty sure they think it.
In total despair, you cry out to the Lord. Answers. Direction. Help. You wait and wait for something. In a voice gently spoken within you the solution seems too obvious.
Scared, you pick up the phone. Your friend agrees and off you run to meet her at your favorite Starbucks. She graciously forgives you for your sin as you humbly take responsibility for it.
She helps you locate a Christian counselor and sits with you as you make the call for the appointment. She goes with you to end your relationship with your abusive boyfriend. She picks you up each week for not only your counseling sessions, but for church as well.
In time you realize you must seek forgiveness from your family and she drives you there, but waits in the car. Each week after that, she drops you off at your parent’s home and returns later to bring you back to your apartment.
Finally one Sunday morning you call her up and tell her, “I will meet you at the service. I am going to pick up my family for church today.”
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