Sheila Walsh is a Christian singer, writer, and former host of The 700 Club. She describes how her disconnected spirituality literally hit a wall.
"One morning I was sitting on national television with my nice suit and inflatable hairdo and that night I was in the locked ward of a psychiatric hospital. The very first day in the hospital, the psychiatrist asked me, "Who are you?"
"I'm the co-host of The 700 Club," replied Sheila.
"That is not what I mean," he said.
"I'm a writer. I'm a singer."
"That is what you do. Who are you?"
"I don't have a clue."
And he replied, "Now that's why you're here."
Sheila goes on: "I measured myself by what other people thought of me. That was slowly killing me. Before I entered the hospital, some of the 700 Club staff said to me, 'Don't do this. You will never regain any kind of platform. If people know you were in a mental institution and on medication, it's over.' I said, 'You know what? It's over anyway. So I can't think about that.'"
"I really thought I had lost everything. My house. My salary. My job. Everything. But I found my life. I discovered at the lowest moment of my life that everything that was true about me, God knew."
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