Sunday, January 13, 2013

Finding Purpose

I recently posted this picture on my page on Facebook, because it resonated with me.  I think we all have moments of self doubt  about ourselves, our lives, & our decisions.  There is no one on earth who has escaped the thought of wanting to give up because what we've grown accustomed to has changed.

There are seasons of our lives that seemingly flow without effort, and as we become comfortable in those moments, inevitably the storm clouds begin to form on our horizon.  Everything changes, and as we grasp to hold on to what was comfortable, we begin to realize we can't.  And so, human nature being what it is, we sometimes begin to think that "if I'd done this", or "if I'd said that", things would have remained as we wanted...........we begin to think we are not worthy of everything that was good.

What I have learned through my years, is that everything has it's season.  That when we go through trials, it is not necessarily a punishment for things we did or didn't do or say.........sometimes, it's just time to grow to the next level of maturity.  To improve what is good within is, to become more of what God intended us to be.

It is difficult to lose........it is difficult to admit we were wrong........it is difficult to admit we said things we shouldn't......but in the end all that matters is that we become better......more compassionate to others, more understanding, more willing to accept the changes.......more willing to find good in the little things that truly matter.  Perhaps the trials we all endure, are the shaping blocks that enable us to help someone else........take advantage of those trials......learn, grow, and be the rock for someone else who is suffering.