I’ve been thinking about this for the past 2 weeks. I remember when I was much younger, in my early teens, looking at adults and the situations they would sometimes face with amazement, confusion and simply a lack of understanding as to ‘why they make everything so complicated?!’
Fast forward some years on, and I find myself facing some of the same situations I used to look at in bewilderment. I now understand how it is possible for some adults to walk around with immense pain in their hearts so delicate that a slight word or look can set off a reaction from them. I understand why some adults are hard heart-ed about certain things. I see how easily walls can be built up in a person’s heart.
I’ve never been a person to actively run or shout to clear my name when I am misunderstood. It makes me feel uncomfortable and as though I am trying to make excuses and justify myself. I am a firm believer in ‘everything hidden will be revealed‘. We can escape from a lot of things in this life, but one thing we cannot is the truth. Recently, we have heard in the news, of celebrities who at such a prime old age are being sentenced for crimes they committed years ago. The truth always finds you.
Throughout this journey called life, one of my biggest goal is to fight each day, not to allow situations to divert me from the path God has called all of us to walk on, nor to change me into something or someone who God didn’t create me to be. God, I have realised, will interject in situations and relationships which He knows are not a part of His Will for you, especially when you don’t have the strength to do so yourself.
Growing up is not an easy task, but we learn many things along the way. This journey called Life isn’t an easy one, especially when you choose to do things God’s way. We don’t have to try to do things by ourselves, we can depend on Him with our pain, struggles, anger, fears….our everything, and that is what I choose to do. Through painful and joyous moments, I pray I always remember the One to whom I belong and the Truth!