I went on to explain that more often than not I feel compelled to do the same. That I have to nudge myself to “answer the call.” In those crucial moments of deciding whether I should or shouldn’t hit the "ignore" button I remind myself that by avoiding this call I’m refusing to accept God's wonderful will for me. I affirm that Divine Order is in effect and everyone (and every call) is a link to my greater good. As I do this my perspective elevates from fear and avoidance to faith and enthusiasm. My mood is transformed from dread to curiosity. I think to myself, "I wonder what incredible surprise God has in store for me now?" Each and every time I do this I am blown away by the results. I am never disappointed and usually amazed at the opportunity I almost missed had I pressed "ignore" instead of "accept." By answering the call I am saying, “yes” to more good in my life.
I’ve also come to the humiliating conclusion that isolating is like trying to hide from all your friends at a pool party by sitting at the bottom of the pool holding your breath. All your friends know you’re there and they’re wondering what the hell is going on with you. That’s when a twisted sense of satisfaction and power seems to grow inside you, but there’s a problem with your little game, eventually you have to come up again for air in order to live. Fortunately, in spite of this immature behavior good friends always welcome us back to the party, “Thank God, we were wondering when you were going to resurface.”
All this makes you wonder what the hell we were avoiding in the first place, doesn’t it?