Friday, July 31, 2009

...there have always been times like these.

Too many of us have the idea that it's wrong to enjoy ourselves while we have problems, we grow up believing that if we can't do anything else, the least we can do is worry, act stressed out and be miserable.
This was very timely for me to read especially at this period: I quit my job a few weeks back, got slam-dunked outta where I was living (read: squatting, I'm about as loaded as a penny with a hole in it, I have to end one of the most important relationships (albeit stagnant) relationships in my life. All in all, life's been a pickle for me.
At times like this, it’s easy for one to fall into self-pity and depression, throw you a pity party, asking all the typical questions like;
"Why me?"
"What if..?"
"What was my crime?"
"Who is doing this to me?"
But then I read my devotional this morning and the memory verse was Isaiah 26 vs. 3; you will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you.... Truth is there have and will always be times like these, afterall nothing is new under the sun. Even the Bible says, 'Many are the afflictions of the righteous but the Lord delivers him out of them all.
Getting oneself in a bind is nothing new, sometimes even, you are left second guessing yourself as to whether you made the right decisions or not. But the question to really ask yourself is; 'Who am I trusting to solve the problems, God or me?' Forget about who/where the problems are coming from. Remember the Bible says 'All (emphasis being on all) things work together for good to them that love the Lord and are the called according to His purpose. Important lesson taught by the scriptures is that when adversity comes, and it will, we must stay in peace, keep your emotions and limitations in check.
I have learned from some wise ones that stuff happens, you get disappointed and even hurt, troubles will come no doubt but the thing to do is to know how you would handle it if/when it does.
As for me, one thing I know is that there remains a rest for the righteous and my expectation will not be cut short. Besides in the words of a great philosopher (i.e.: Shaggy) if things are as bad as they can be, you can be sure there'll be a brighter tomorrow.
Homeless, penniless, hubbyless? Who cares? All I know is it is well.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

In the multitude of words, lies folly.

Think of it as the laws of cause and effect, or as action and consequence, or maybe even the ripple effect. However you want to , just know that everything you do has an effect that is far bigger than you. Someone(s) or something(s) is(are) affected by whatever you do, however minute or inconsequential it may seem to be.
Does it then bequeath me to warn; Watch what you say, you can't take it back. Watch what you do, because someone is looking up to you. Be careful how you live your life, because (contrary to your popular ideology) it's not all about you.
Ironic as it may seem , considering, the world might just revolve around you. So in what direction do you choose to stir it?
Creation is earnestly (eagerly) awaiting the manifestation of the sons of God.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

What a girl wants

I saw this somewhere and thought to share.

Oh, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts or measure words but to pour them all out, just as they are, chaff and grain together, knowing that a faithful hand will take and sift them. Keep what is worth keeping and with the breath of kindness blow the rest away.
George Elliot

And this is not just talking spiritual but the physical comfort of having someone you can be yourself with, someone you can let your hair down in front of, someone that will catch you right before you hit the ground. When you are wearing nothing but some shabby old tee-shirt in front of, you'll still be the most beautiful woman in the world to him. You can just relate naturally and without effort.
You just know it, you just feel it. it just is and it's sooo real.
Can i get an Amen somebody!