We might look at someone else's life and wish you were them. You focus on all that person or all the things they do have in life. You can not see all things that they have been through in life or even know what goes on inside one head. Just maybe, you wouldn't want to be that person if you had to go through what they did in life. You were never created to be someone else, you are unique and have the ability to make your life better every day.
The Bible speaks of this journey of life and you were designed to be you!
Ephesians 2:10 New Living Translation (NLT)For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.
When I was a kid, I would hear this from my mom, "If you could walk a mile in my shoes, then you would understand". I wasn't sure the depth of that statement or even why I would walk a mile in her shoes. I realize now it wasn't about walking but about things she had gone through. I was talking to someone the other day about how generations of people have changed. My mom would keep some of her favorite food in her extra bedroom. She lived through the depression and knew hards times. She thought ahead in case she couldn't get to the store. I didn't understand that when I was growing up, but I totally get it now. The fear of less and knowing that hard times can suddenly hit.
Things that change our world ~
Nobody gets the depth of your story, but God and you!
When somethings seem to come to an end, it's only the beginning of something new. Even the hardest things of our lives can grow us. Steps to say yes to God and allow him time to mend us. Healing takes take and we are not alone. Each day is a another chance to become a stronger person. Somethings we never get over, but we learn to deal with in a better way.
John 5:30 New International Version (NIV)
By myself I can do nothing; I judge only as I hear, and my judgment is just, for I seek not to please myself but him who sent me.
STRONG ~ IN GOD
You never know how strong you are really are in life, until strong is all you have!
Don't forget that God created you to do amazing things. I write through brokenness of life. I write from the middle of my heart and I realize that not everybody reads this. But guess what? You are reading this now and it's either for you or someone you know. You can pass it on because each of us face situations that are hard and tears of wonder happen. We also face good times and love from family and friends. Never forget that you are important and so is your story.
I'll go back now to my mom's statement when I was a kid: "If you could walk a mile in my shoes, then you would understand". Just a quick look into my past, kids made fun of me in grade school, I never fit in groups in middle school or most of high school. It was my last year of high school that I remember being the best.
As I became an adult, I would try to fit into groups of people I never quite fit. I still struggled with real friendships of others. Maybe I was never suppose to fit into a group but to stand out by being me. My story is what connects me to others through the power of God. My world changed when I realized who I was in him. People will not always understand you or what you do in life. Keep it real with God and keep pressing forward. God has a way of connecting your life to people who truly care and will be there for you. I feel like I'm a living example of that now.
YOU ARE IMPORTANT and I CARE ~
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends!