When I was a child and I would tell my dad I was bored, he would reply to me,
” I got an idea, go outside and that white line on the side of the road go ahead and follow it and see where it goes.”
I am pretty sure most parents wouldn’t say that to their child, but I was raised to
know better on the things I should do and the things that I shouldn’t have.
I never did go aimlessly follow the white line…
But our lives though, don’t they seem to make us feel like we are just following the side of the road and it just goes on forever…
Its easy to be discouraged when the daily demands seem to become more than the patience you can take. It takes real self-control sometimes to just deal with our own issues, but dealing with others…I think that is when we have to call for back up.
We can’t take on someonelses road too, we can only walk our own.
You are the one walking in your shoes, you KNOW how worn they are, you know how many blisters you have, and only you know how far of a distance you have walked in them shoes.
I had someone have a conversation with me the other day, one that was one I really rather not have discussed,
the subject was too personal for me, and honestly has stayed with me since that day.
That person hasn’t walked in my shoes. It’s hard to just respect that, because they really did some harm without knowing it, but people that havent’ walked the same road you have…they don’t get it. We can’t hold it against them.
I think most people try to be sincere when they ask about our past, or story, what we are about, where we come from etc.
but they fail to realize that they are treading on the same soft spots of the heart that they have, but just in slight different context.
We all have soft spots, we all have things in our lives that have happened that we don’t want to talk about when we are asked right then and there.
I kind of believe within the sincerity that their is also a hint of selfishness too. That person is thinking more so of what they can learn from you, instead of what it could do to you if you were asked about it.
But still, those people will find themselves alongside of our roads. We have to just bite our lip and know that maybe us telling our story would encourage them someday to tell theirs.
Only your friends, and people closest to you should know your story, unless you want someone at your grocery store or whatever knowing it, I would be careful in who you share it with.
However, I do share on this blog that I have walked a rough road, but that my faith in God has been what has kept me going every step of the way. People have come and gone in my life, but God has always been right at my side.
We are going to walk roads that are going to make us stumble to the ground, we are going to find ourselves face flat from our trials, but we have to remember through our trials, that is where the strength inside of us comes from.
How can you know hope if you never been hopelesss?
Anyway, thanks for letting me ramble a little. I know times our rough sometimes, and I know people arent’ always the easiest to deal with, but in the end…
it is all worth it.
2 Corinthians 4:16-18
“Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”