My comments are based on Ken Kuhlken's book, Writing and the Spirit.
2. Get Real
Becoming the person God created me to be has been fraught with unbelievable obstacles. I don’t know whether it is so with others, but from the time I was a child, I have struggled with being “me.” A broken home at an early age, unrealistic expectations, lack of spiritual truth, insecurity, and a failure to recognize myself as “created in God’s image” kept me on dead end roads for years.
The gumption never to give up in search of truth was God’s gift. His unconditional love has enabled me to overcome the demons from the past, the lies I believed, and the grace to let go of the hurt. Redemption is the reward in this world for a life well-finished in spite of perilous beginnings. And for that I am thankful.