Wow! The time sure has flown over the last few months!
We had a busy Christmas/New Year's, then back to the old grind-stone with work and school.
I've had a few comments sent in asking if my story was over or if this was the end.
In case you've missed it, the title of my blog is 'My Life Unchained'.
I don't know about you, but I can still feel my heart beating...So I think my life is still goin' strong! :)
Just because I'm not constantly filling you in on my deepest, darkest secrets, doesn't mean I'm done, I'm just very busy. (three children 6 and under, a full-time job, and a life kinda make me busy!)
Living a life unchained doesn't mean that there won't be hardships or even heart break. Leaning and depending on God for all your needs is key when dealing with life.
I heard something today from a friend of mine, 'Pessimists look at a glass as being half empty, while Optimists look at it as half full...How 'bout we just be glad that we have a glass at all?'
I believe that there are too many 'Christians' out there that are looking at things from the wrong perspective.
Are we focusing so much on the negative things going on in our lives, that we ignore reality?
Or are we living in a bit of a dream land instead of actually putting our words to action?
I would associate negativity with pride. I realize that that may be a bit much for some to handle, but keep in mind that every one of us has an issue with pride in one form or another. It is how we handle it that helps us become mature adults.
Are the insults, gossip, and insinuations going to sting? Of course!!
But we have to remind ourselves, that the other person is still a human being. That they may also have a hurting heart, and as hard as it may seem we need to view those that hurt us the way God views them.
I Samuel 16:7
But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.
It's not a sin to ignore those that are hurting you...Pray for them, then move on with your life.
Yes, its one of those things that is easier said than done...But if you try and keep the burden on yourself, it will eat you up and bitterness will creep in.
I know that there are MANY people out there that fully expected my blog to 'hurt' my father, or even close his church down.
That wasn't and is still not my intention.
I am extremely thankful that I have been able to connect with, relate to, and help so many others out there that are hurting.