With so many obstacles and barriers coming our way. Many things are being destroyed, lost, stolen, or torn away from our souls and lives. It may be hard for many to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Recognize that the light is always around you because the light lies within. You must recognize that you are the light that makes darkness fearful of you. You should not be fearful of darkness, but recognize that darkness can exist in you if you allow it. Doesn’t make you a bad or a good person but it makes you human. We must begin to recognize the themes of life, where the enemy tends to attack. When you recognize the theme of life and what battles that may come your way. You will become more watchful .
Every day is a gift, whether it is good, bad, or ugly. You must get in a habit to embrace and acknowledge your emotions and not suppress them. Suppress will do more harm than good. If you do not believe me then take a look at self and those around you who are suffering mentally and physically.
There is a solution to every issue but many choose to take matters into their own hands. Sometimes we refuse to walk towards the solution because we have convinced ourselves that we are meant to suffer and not worthy of being saved. This is coming from an individual, who much of her life suppress her emotions but encouraged others to express theirs. I discovered a new way I suppress my emotions. I use to eat my emotions away. I recently discovered I was craving salty food and I tend to stay away from drinking water for some reason. If I did drink water it was not much.
This resulted in me being dehydrated and dealing with the effects of being dehydrated. I was depriving myself of the nutrients I needed. This is symbolic to how I was feeling within. I was also depriving myself of healing, which meant that I needed to feel the hurt in order to move on. I’ve been angry a lot lately and I wasn’t acknowledging it. I did not want to admit to self that I felt this way. I’ve cried so much lately, I just needed a break from my emotions. I realized that it is impossible because emotions are indicators to help you heal. Healing is the everlasting process. Anger was letting me know that it was something within that I needed to let go. I was so angry subconsciously that my chest was warm and my heart was beginning to feel heavy. I knew it was time to do some more releasing.
I have been angry with all the violence going on in my city, nation, and world. My heart hurts for those who are in need. I been angry about families losing their children, where I been asking the question why? I have been angry because I am passionate about people and upset how easy the lives of others have been taken away this year. I was angry because I was trying to convince myself that purpose did not matter because those around me would not appreciate it and it would be wasteful. This is not true, which is definitely self-sabotaging. We like to blame others for their shortcomings. Being honest life will happen to us if we do not control and align our lives according to our life’s purpose. Avoidance does not solve anything. It just adds more fuel to the fire. Ask yourself, do you want to be the action of your life or the reaction? The choice is always yours. I have to practice what I preach also, which is something I currently working on by being aware.
It is best to learn your behavior patterns especially since you have changed within. If a shift has occurred in your life, then your desires, interest, and the way you love and view things have changed. Learning about your behavior patterns long before someone else does is vital because you will always win battles in your life that you were supposed to lose. Sometimes we spend so much time trying to show who we are to others that we forget to remind ourselves who we are. I am guilty. Hearing about others experiencing so much health issues, tiredness, and mental health issues. I am recognizing that many are in the same situation I once was.
Wanting to be in the presence of others because we feel that’s where our worth lies. Not knowing that the worth we need must be proven within. It is all a process, which many will have to go through in order to learn. I’m one of those people. I want to encourage you with everything changing around us, where anxiety is highlighted among society. Many need a pill to calm their nerves. Drugs to produce more creativity, and alcohol to boost the ego. Strive to be your best self and obtain your goals with God.
Stay uplifted through the pain, sorrow, and process. Face your fears and move away from your comfort zone. Everything you want and need exists within you. Everything you need and want in your future is right around the corner. Now is the time to allow yourself to evolve by adapting to new healthy ways of living. Embracing your life purpose and giving yourself time to be unique and vulnerable.
Not vulnerable with telling all your business but choosing to be authentic always whether it is the good, bad, and the ugly. There are blessings in all aspects of life, where just have to continue to find the light in every circumstance that occurs. Life is what we make it be, but many are afraid to step out of their comfort zone because when they did before it didn’t end well. I am here to tell you, don’t take no for an answer, continue to stay prayed up, listen to God’s guidance so you won’t step out of God’s spiritual realm, allow yourself to grow, and do not depend on your own understanding. Be self-sufficient with your mental and emotional abilities. This is something drugs cannot do.
Mark 13:28-31 CEV, “Learn a lesson from a fig tree. When its branches sprout and start putting out leaves, you know summer is near. So when you see all these things happening, you will know that the time has almost come. You can be sure that some of the people of this generation will still be alive when all this happens. The sky and the earth will not last forever, but my words will.”
While so many things are changing around us. We have to learn not to let the external to steal our joy and peace. Many of us do not embrace change, especially where I come from. It is the word of God that will always remind the same. Where everyone will find other alternatives to fulfill their needs. Get in your word to sustain your peace.
At the end of the day, trust God and trust self that you will make the right decisions upon your life for you. Get in the habit of forgiving yourself if you decide to choose otherwise. The love, the peace, joy of God is everlasting when your pursuit God and your life purpose. While we are working progress including myself. We must continue to stay positive and stay in motion.
Learn to be okay with being alone. Choose authenticity over anything else. Be you because you are important and the world needs you. You matter and you are enough! Don’t settle for comfort, but invest in this venture called life. Discover what this life has to offer. Trust that God has a beautiful purpose for your pain even if it is not what you had in mind. You got this! Raise up!