That young 18 year old self took on so much after my dad died. I was never suppose to handle life for my mom. She was in her early 40's and just stopped living inside. I look back now and see how heart breaking it was. Yet, it was her choices of life and I know I did my best.
Hebrews 12:1-3 New International Version (NIV)
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, 2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3 Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.
ALIVE RIGHT NOW ~
Run with perseverance the rack marked out for you.
I find that life is truly short. One day your born and others take care of you. Then the end of life comes where many need help to live again. Born to wear diapers and sometimes die in diapers. I don't always understand the circle of life and why we need to leave our loved ones at some point. Sometimes our loved ones leave us. We are left with new normal and we must remember that God is truly the giver of life and death. It's not our choice the day we are born and yet Jeremiah 29:11 plays out. A plan, A promise and a future continues.
Hebrews 4:12-13 New International Version (NIV)
For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. 13 Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.
It's time to live in today!
Isn't it great to see another day. Just to have the gift of life and now that others around us loves us too. I find it best to see the good in a new day and ready for excitement. God is good all the time and all the time God is good. Never lets never forget what God has done for you or what he is doing now. Even though things might seem a little crazy, this too shall pass. Don't miss out on living because of some yesterdays. Press forward and purpose this a good day. Keep the faith and hope alive.
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.