I made what I thought was a simple decision, but it provoked an over-reaction from well-meaning people and my intentions taken out of context and thrown back as an accusation.
Please don't make this into something it's not and please don't tear my words apart. Yes, I am a linguist, but no, I am not always perfectly articulate.
I am, to say the least, disappointed.
I am entering a transitional phase of my life, and while I don't expect everybody to understand, I hope that people can maintain good faith in me to make sound decisions.
I need You to believe in me.
I know I sometimes stray from the straight and narrow path that leads to You, but I can never bring myself to walk away, knowing that there's no other way I can take.
Strip me of the frills and thrills, all I want is You Lord.
"We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed...
Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal."