"I was jogging this morning and I noticed a person about 1/2 a kilometre ahead. I could tell he was running a little slower than me and I thought, good, I shall try to catch him. I had about a kilometre before I needed to turn off. So I started running faster and faster. Every block, I was gaining on him just a little bit. After just a few minutes I was only about 100 metres behind him, so I really picked up the pace and pushed myself. You would have thought I was
running in the last leg of an Olympic competition. I was determined to catch him. Finally, I did it! I caught and passed him. On the inside, I felt so good. "I beat him" Of course, he didn't even know we were racing. After I passed him, I realised I had been so focused on competing against him that I had missed my turn. I had gone nearly six blocks past my turn and I had to turn and go back. Isn't that what happens in life when we focus on competing with co-workers, neighbours, friends, family, trying to outdo
them or trying to prove that we are more successful or more important? We spend our time and energy running after them and we miss out on our own paths to our God-given destinies. The problem with unhealthy competition is that it's a never ending cycle. There will always be somebody ahead of you, someone with a better job, nicer car, more money in the bank, more education, a prettier wife, a more handsome husband, better behaved children, etc. But realise that "You can be the best that
you can be, you are not competing with anyone." Some people are insecure because they pay too much attention to what others are, where others are going, wearing and driving. Take what God has given you, the height, weight and personality. Dress well and wear it proudly, you'll be blessed by it. Stay focused and live a healthy life. There is no competition in Destiny. Run your own race and wish others well!!"
By Pastor Ezekiel
In the previous post I shared my views on love and hurt. Love is truly a beautiful thing when you have someone to share it with. One of the most painful experiences in life is one sided love. Loving someone who doesn't feel the say way about you. Should you give up on that, well it depends on how far you are willing to go for that kind of love. What are you willing to do? What are you willing to invest / sacrifice? How long are you willing to endure. These are questions you must ask yourself. Then you will get the answer.
Now, back to the original topic if you choose to leave, given up, say goodbye, what happens?
Know that you are leaving behind all the feelings you have for that person, because there is no point in trying to move on while feelings for that person still lingers in your heart. You have to leave behind the hurt/guilt. You can't move on when you are still holding unto the anger, fear or guilt those feelings will trap you and you won't be able to get out. Anger is fury's fuel. Let it go. Most importantly you are letting go of someone that was once dear to you. It is like leaving a part of your heart behind. All the time you had spent together all the love you once had. If you love you have to come to point where you acknowledge these things and are truly ready to step forward. One thing you can take with you are the memories. Know that the time spent with that person was not wasted and take it as a learning process.
Its funny how when we fall in love we believe nothing in the world could go wrong. We see through rose tinted glasses, thinking everything is beautiful and that the world is at it's best. Having that constant feeling of falling, deeper and ever more so... it begins to become natural to go with the flow. Trust, faith, joy and peace become your best friend. Knowing that challenges will arise but that "love will conquer" right? Then all of sudden you hit the ground, the bed of roses become a bush of thrones and you wonder where all this betrayal, sadness and constant worry came from. How did they become your company? When did this love become a MY reality. The hormones fade. The chemistry stops and you are left with desicions. Is it me or you? You start to cast blame on your lover and vice versa. What did I do wrong? When did it all start. Why didn't I notice this before? Or why did I ignore the signs. The blaming game begins... Why are they like this. When did thy become like this. Who really are they? Feelings fade to the background, it is now time for the heart and head to work together and take the lead. "Stay?" or " Go?". "Love" or "infatuation"
If you stay, then you know that without a doubt, you are in it for the love. No hormonal spikes are clouding your judgement. You decided to love.
If you leave.....we will talk about that in the next post.
Do you agree? Comment down below.
Dare || be
So guys it's another year. It's my new year resolution to post something at least weekly, it might become a daily thing eventually....who knows?
Happy new years guys. My quote for you lovies this year is DARE TO BE. Dare to you be you, Dare to be brave, Dare to standout, Dare to inspire and be inspired. I love you guys vxvx.
Word for the day
"For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." 2 Timothy 1:7.
Hi. Welcome to this page. This journal (blog) is an insight into my journey through life with God.
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