It’s time to persevere and break through. Sometimes it’s the tears and the sadness that holds you back. It all turns to anger on the inside. The words of love and care go by the way side as a few well-meaning folks do their best to console you during the hard times. Ultimately, it’s all turned into fear.
You freeze up and stand still. The price of freezing up is one you cannot afford. For if you’re not growing, you’re dying and soon you cannot even recognize your own face in the mirror. Your life is just motionless. You cannot even fake it anymore.
The words of comfort are often; “you’re stronger than you think you are. It’s not near as bad as you think it is. You can get through this. Hang tough! Keep your chin up! Don’t let it get you down. There are people a lot worse off than you. You don’t have to let this take you out!”
They are all true and they are all good things to say and help a friend or loved one when they are down.
Maybe the most valuable thing I have found is listening to someone else and getting out of my own head for a while. You can look all over and find the one who has a lot of the answers. I have come to tell you this one thing.
No matter what we each believe, no matter who that person is or how strong they are, we each have our own kryptonite.
I was walking in my side walk to the front porch of my apartment today and my legs were so swollen and so heavy. I kind of screamed out I needed help and I told God I can’t do this alone! I was in tears and it’s like I heard Him say, “No you can’t do it alone.”
Every human being I have met has something in their past they are not proud of. If you need specifics, please talk to my family. I am sure they have more than enough stories to fill itching ears with, about me.
I haven’t always been the most upright person. I have not always been loving, truthful, conscientious, respectful, or even likeable. When they get tired of talking, I am sure they will send you on your way and you will have more than enough ammunition to try and hit me with.
Let me just say one more thing about my family. My mom would wonder why you need this information. She would offer to pray with you and tell you, I am not the same as I was back then.
You want to find out my sins and character defects go ahead. I’ll list what I can. If you talk about maybe, you’ll leave the next guy alone. If you want me to try and live perfectly you better move on.
All I can do is give you my best and that changes daily and moment to moment. I won’t try to be a perfectionist for you or be a robot and live up to what you think I should be. I can’t even do that for myself.
In the past I’ve talked about only trusting authority type figures who admit life is hard and they struggle. I love pastors who walk with a limp. I love them when they say life is hard. Its not that I love that they struggle, its I love them because they are being real. Yeah, I yelled at the wife, slammed the door, and cussed someone out.
Maybe someone was fasting and someone else didn’t put something back right in the fridge. When the blood sugar got too low and they needed that item and they are about to lose it and scream at everyone until they found the orange juice and cheese.
Here’s the reality. We don’t need to be gossiping about one another. Like it or not, we all fall in at some point, oh but we have our cover for it. We are all just trying to make it through the present twenty-four hours with out the extra added stress.
Anytime we gossip about another we are letting others know a bit more about us and if we are willing to gossip to someone about someone else that just they are next in line and you’ve given them the heads up. It’s definitely not cool.
So, let’s take each other’s hand and walk past all the monsters that once were and go on home. Together we can do it!
Thanks for reading!