I remember feeling stuck. Stuck in a destructive cycle of compromise. I didn’t like where I was, and I didn’t want to stay there. I just didn’t know how to get out. God spoke to my heart one night with a challenge. I knew it wouldn’t be easy if I said yes, but at the same time I felt the power and grace to go for it. Call it a window of mercy. And it worked. It wasn’t instantaneous. It meant I had to be vulnerable with God and with trusted friends. But I can look back now, and see that it changed the course of my life.