I’ve decided to blog as a way of sharing my thoughts and experiences in hopes of connecting with and encouraging others.
So many times in my life I have had struggles and simply wanted to know I wasn’t alone, the only one wrestling with the difficulties of life. Maybe there will be someone who can benefit from having this place to look to find another caring soul who also walks through life trying hard and still grappling with so much of what life presents.
I’m realizing as I enter my fourth decade that life continues to challenge each one of us to grow and to expand, to become more loving, more mature, more understanding, stronger and more courageous. As long as we have breath, we will be challenged by our relationships. We have choices all the way to the end. We can seek wisdom from God and strive to apply it or we can instead turn to our own selfish inclinations. Either way we leave a legacy; either one of love or one of hurt.
Since I was very young, I have questioned why so many people choose to go through life hurting instead of helping, hating instead of loving. I’m still asking those questions and all along the way I endeavor to love. It is not always easy. Surely some people are easier to love than others but when Jesus commanded us to love He didn’t leave anyone out. He simply told us to love, to love Him and to love our neighbors. Isn’t that a challenge when as humans our hearts are easily broken, our feelings crushed, and our hopes trampled? Yet, when we daily seek His wisdom, His strength, and His nature to embrace and wear as our own, then we are lifted up by the knowledge of His Grace and our hopes are renewed, our hearts mend and our feelings restored. Faith is a journey unlike any other and it enlarges the scope of our hopes beyond what seems possible to those who walk without it and gives us an endurance to stand the test of time.