‘How to Be Heard in Heaven’ by Eddie Smith states ‘If you don’t know where you are today in the context of God’s will (His plan for your life), don’t press him for the knowledge of His will. Sometimes the Lord withholds the knowledge to teach us to walk by faith. Just as the pilot listens to the tower operator and places his faith in his or her instructions, so God asks us to do the same at times. Oddly, we may not know where we are, or where we’re going, but we can still stay in the center of His will as we obediently follow His instructions.’
My sister was the one who discovered Skyland Trail for me and instructed me to go. I had tried to kill myself because I thought there wasn’t any hope in my situation and that the pain I was experiencing would not go away. When she told me to go, there was something in the back of my mind that gave me a glimmer of hope. I thought to myself that God could be leading me to a better place. I was skeptical when I arrived at Skyland Trail and told them that they could not “fix” me. But at the same time I kept telling myself, as I slowly started to progress through the program at Skyland Trail, that there is a reason for all of this. Through the year God has revealed to me some reasons why my life has had to change and I am continually being informed day by day. Just how do I fit into the big picture? I hope that I will measure up.