PT II: What did you do to help you get through your ‘down days’? It’s amazing how the human mind can actually just put things off sometimes. If I’m being completely honest, I think that was my coping mechanism. I’d just put it aside and get through the day, focussing on the moment. Maybe, that’s not necessarily a bad thing at times. Maybe it’s not a bad thing to just bring your focus back to here-and-now, and recognise that thinking back, having regrets, and having those thoughts may not actually be healthy. So, sometimes, that’s how I got through; focusing on the current moments and those ahead. I wish I could say that there was a nice verse that I used to cling closer to God, but if I’m being completely honest, that’s really how I got through it. Maybe that experience would’ve been easier if I had clung more to Christ, but I was young. I was still a teen and that wasn’t how I thought at the time. Sometimes I wish it was.
Honestly, I think that everything happens for a reason, and, in hindsight, you can see those blessings that are hidden in all those horrible experiences. I learned to appreciate my family so much more and, as hard as it is, we shouldn’t fear death. I recognised that, to a degree, you really have no control, and that’s one of the ideas I still really struggle with… anything can kill you! It really makes you think that, if your life can be taken so easily, there has to be something more than this fleeting world and the short time lived here. So I’m constantly reminding myself – yes, enjoy this life that you’re given and appreciate those people who mean so much to you, but also look for something more and make sure your focus is always on what’s next and what’s to come, because that’s eternity. It’s not just a single moment that can be taken away from you at any minute. It’s forever... So be prepared.
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