"Calgon, take me away!".....Have you ever felt that way? I have! And today was one of those days....just for a few minutes.
I have been in the position a few times in my life where I am the one to have to say the hard thing. When a childhood friend of mine called to gain my support for her divorce, I had to tell her the truth that I couldn't support her decision. I had to remind her that she had three children. I had to tell her what God says on divorce. She got a divorce anyway, for which I was deeply sad, but I knew that I had spoken truth to her.
Then there was the time that a friend of one of my children confided in that child that he was considering suicide. My child came to me to ask for help and I had to make the call to the other one's parent. Talk about a difficult conversation to have! The child did not commit suicide for which I am forever deeply happy.
Then there was this morning. I had to call a friend and say something. I didn't want to say it. I didn't want to pick up the phone. I wanted to run! I wanted to avoid the whole thing. But alas, I could not. I felt God speaking to me to make the call. I could only do one thing. I could only pray, and then pick up the phone, and talk to my friend. Yes, it was difficult. Yes, it was awkward. But I am deeply grateful to have one more time that I have obeyed. I have one more bond with my friend as our friendship will be stronger now. I have one more time of knowing that when doing the hard things, I have seen Jesus come through in His faithfulness and lift me.
So, in the end Calgon did not take me away. I was left to do the hard thing. And I am deeply in love with my Savior for teaching me another lesson.