Michael is the rational thought to all of my irrational emotions. He’s the ground beneath my flightiness and I truly think I’m a better person because he challenges me to be better and follow Christ in every step of my life. I proudly thank him for being my accountability partner.
I’ve been dealing with some personal struggles recently and hadn’t really been practicing full-disclosure with Michael. I wasn’t purposefully hiding anything from him, I just couldn’t put into words what was going on with me and it was just easier to struggle and flounder through daily life than it was to try to hash it all out with him.
But, yesterday I cracked and then split right open and gushed all my irrational thought and emotions, perceived shortcomings and general issues with some things and I’m so glad I did. And you know what? He didn’t turn away – even though I shed far too many tears, he didn’t try to fix it all right then and there and he didn’t get irritated at my inability to properly convey my thoughts.
Even though Michael doesn’t always understand me, he listens and he seems to be able to discern what I sometimes cannot even pin-point for myself. He’s blessed with the gift of rational thought and having a different perspective and I almost always come away from a very emotionally involved discussion with him feeling better and more positive about the situation.
I came away from our discussion yesterday feeling refreshed and energized, with some new strategies to help me in my daily struggles. Michael helped me sort out a new daily schedule and overall routine to try out. He gave me the push forward I needed to rethink my daily quiet time and Bible study and helped me recognize some spiritual issues I’ve been facing.
I am so thankful God placed this man in my life (for SO many more reasons than those I’ve listed here).
This post is linked to Thankful Thursday.