Ever been disillusioned? Someone, or something, turned out to not be what you thought they were? And you'd put trust in them being as advertised? Yeah, me too. Left me feeling betrayed and frustrated. Every time it chips away at my trust reserve.
Talking about being disillusioned with a friend yesterday (Hi, Renee) she told me of a spin a pastor once put on disillusionment for her. He told her disillusionment is a good thing and not to be avoided because it means we're being delivered from illusion. How cool is that? Delivered from illusion.
When I seek to live a truthful life, then the places where things are not as they appear, not truthful, those places are going to glow as if on fire. They should stand out in a landscape of honesty. And often they do, but looking at it full on doesn't always appeal to me. So, I only take glances at it and try to keep it out of my line of sight. And thus I choose to live in illusion.
Now, as you read that didn't you think of someone you know who is doing that very thing? Yeah, me too. Because seeing where others are disillusioned is soooo much easier than looking at myself. But I'm going to try and embrace being dis-illusioned (maybe writing it like that will help.)
I love when a spin on something resonates in me and speaks truth in my life. Thanks, Renee.