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Archive for the month “February, 2016”

The Journey of Life

The journey of life is filled with all kinds of situations. There will be trials, troubles, good times and bad. I think that each of these things is there to teach you something. They will be filled with people that will also teach you something as well.

There will be times that things will be smooth sailing and you will wonder how this was missing from your life for so long. The funny thing is that as most Christians will tell you those times come and go. Why? Because you have to have good to get you through the bad. If you don’t have something positive to look back on then you will only have a negative attitude. Some Christians do anyway. They don’t see what is offered to them. They don’t recognize the ebb and flow of life.

In today’s society we often view people and things as disposable. While they have something good, there’s a flaw or something bad that some want to get rid of the offending thing. They forget there is beauty in it. They become obsessed with the flaw or the ugliness.  Jesus spoke of this very thing. Something along the lines of casting stones. Just because something isn’t perfect, that doesn’t mean that it isn’t good. Who among us is perfect? Most of us loved something or someone until we saw that flaw. Did that make that person or thing worthless? No. It made them the same as everyone or everything. Fallible.

Life is not a perfect journey. It is meant to be a learning experience. You should learn about yourself and about others. If you are constantly happy then what is the point of heaven? You would have it here on earth and there would be no point to serve God. You’d be your own God. Instead, you should go through ups and downs in life in order to feel a variety of things. You should turn to God and give all of your heart and soul to Him. You should rely on him. Humans will hurt you every single time. But God can ease that pain and help you through it. He can also help you see why it was necessary.

While it is hard living as a human and dealing with the ups and downs of the journey, it is something we can and should learn from. Trust. Love. Dependence. All hard things, but all necessary.

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