But turning timid does not seem to be the answer either. And I have no desire to look like a victim to any one at any time. So, how do I find the proper middle ground?
As odd as it may sound, living in a family dealing with addition has been instructional in a positive way. I learned that there are no easy answers. I learned that the truth can be spoken with gentleness. I learned that when I build a solid foundation for my life, my relationships with others are less often colored by fear, anger and ego. I learned that God is reliable when I ask for help.
Most of all I have learned that doing a thing with passion and enthusiasm works best when I trust God with the timing.
"Every time you find work to do, do it the best you can." Ecclesiastes 9:10