In their dust.
She knew the path of freedom, but she didn't take it. She was too afraid.
So she stayed, bound by chains that were in her mind more tightly than they were around her ankles. Tied by ropes that no one could see.
Sadie was so used to be being down and she was afraid to look up.
But don't judge her. There are times in our lives when we've suffered from the Sadie syndrome.
Times when opportunity knocks, but we're afraid to answer.
Times when a prayer is answered, but we're afraid to recognize it.
Times when a change has come, but we're afraid to embrace it.
I had one of those times recently. I'd been wishing and hoping for something and I got it! But then I wondered if I should take it, and you know what I call that?
I call that crazy!
But I honestly felt like a "Sadie", a woman who was afraid to take a chance on something better. Content to accept the status quo, while secretly knowing that I'm so much better than that.
I'm not Sadie. And neither are you.
What's your Sadie syndrome keeping you from doing or believing?