Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Margi Starr Springfield, Ohio, USA

Posted: 2016-06-28

Chapter 3—Faith

 

It’s easy to have FAITH when you are in a room of thousands of distributors at a conference and the
lights are bright, and the music is loud, and the energy in the room is super charged.

 

But life is not always bright lights, loud music and super charged.

 

Sometimes it’s lived in the trenches of being a Caregiver. 

 

Like when you call the squad at 3 AM because your mom is vomiting again and you realize you were
completely wrong in thinking it was a simple stomach virus.

 

When you sit hour after hour in a hospital room watching monitors and waiting on doctors to give you answers. 

 

Waiting and waiting…

 

You start breathing again when you get your mom home after a very long week...

 

And then 10 days later you are jolted out of a deep sleep in the middle of the night.  3 AM again.
This time it was chest pains (Where's the aspirin?...)... and it's a raging storm outside (Oh great!...)

 

You call 9-1-1 again and repeat the above. 

 

This lesson is not about my challenging month of June. There are many who face far more difficult situations on
a daily basis.

 

This lesson is about having FAITH in the midst of the storms of life that seek to sidetrack you from
your dreams. It’s knowing deep in your heart that even though you can’t see the path, you know that
you're still on the path. Even if it's the edge.

 

Today I am a Caregiver.  I am impatient and often irritable. I am exhausted and sometimes frustrated.
 


FAITH keeps me on the path.  It washes away my impatience and gives me perspective.

 

I have PEACE in the middle of the storm and all the medical equipment that has overtaken my house.

 

There are lots of things of really IMPORTANT, WORLD-CHANGING things I’d rather be doing.

 

However, when I asked God what He wants me to do, His answer was clear.

 

“You are doing it.”

 

Margi Starr

Springfield, Ohio