It is interesting how many times this question, this thought comes up into my mind. By no means am I thinking about doing any harm to my self. But you have to almost stop and ask your self that question every once and a while. I am not just talking about a physical relationship with someone either, but is there anybody out there in general? Can someone relate to the circumstances I am going through, would anybody even notice if I was not around? Are people willing to take time out of there business of life to help me if they could? Is there a God that really loves me despite what I have done in the past?
The answer to all those questions is a resounding yes! People from all sorts of background can relate to what is going on. But you need to ask the question first am I really ready to be open and learn to trust again? Sometimes that question can be hard to answer, each person will have there own answer for that. The hurt will always be with you, the shame may try and bring up ghosts from the past, but over time you will be able to learn to trust again. Even for some be able to love again, what if it was a parent who broke your trust when you were younger? And you were afraid to trust again due to that, afraid that every person in some way would try and take advantage of the situation? Over time and proper counseling there is even help for that. The past is behind you that does not mean that it will not try and resurface. But the question is are you stronger now then before to confront it? I know rare form of question but there are so many that have gone through that, that they are afraid to love again and see what a beautiful and smart individual they are. And how much they can help others who have been through that.
I know that there are other circumstances out there that may have been the furthest out there. But take anything you can think of death, almost all of us has lost a loved one at one point, some of us have been blessed with extra income what are we doing to help those who may need it? I was in a circumstance like that, and two amazing friends of mine stepped in to help me. Now I am trying to think of a way to pay it forward. But also when was the last time you knew a friend was going through a hard time and you asked to meet them for coffee or just to walk around and talk? We need to be on the lookout for the circumstances like that before our friends and even people we may not even know that well get to that point, and they start to wonder is there anybody out there?
We all have a story to tell, the question is are we sharing that story or are we keeping it to our self? We need to be telling our story regardless of the story. We can all relate to each other in one way or another, we are all part of God’s family, maybe we need to take the focus off our self and start looking around for chances to tell our story. One way to do this is volunteer, see how you can help serve. When you get that inkling to share your story do it even if it is with the waitress or waiter or the coffee shop worker where you always go. In regards to a previous thought near the top God is always there with arms wide open waiting for you to come back home, no matter where we have been no matter what we have done God is still and always willing to forgive us. When He sent Jesus to the earth to live the perfect life, He knew we were not ever going to be perfect. But He choose to have His Son die for us. Why so that we may have eternal life with God forever. Jesus died the ultimate death, so that we could live forever with Him. In heaven one day. It is a free gift that is available to all of us. Even at times when we may not realize it God is still there right beside us.
And other people do care, sometimes we just need to step out of the comfort zone we are all to use to. And take that bold step and ask for the help we have been afraid to ask. Happy Reading, Adam