I used to be an extreme idealist (well maybe idealism is an extreme) and optimist. But I just got the 411 on life.
Knowing that life itself is a journey at once complex and simple; that life is filled with roses as well as thorns; that life by itself it isn’t all beautiful; that there are hills as well as valleys; mornings as well as nights…and so on and so forth, gives me the power to decide what my experience is going to be. 😀
I was truly confused about what my expectations of life should be, and I asked my Heavenly Father to help me understand. He did. He simply did. The truth is I feel like this knowledge is common knowledge and I’m the last one to know😞 But! I do now! 😀 This is for every idealist out there. You know who you are…😀
Life can truly suck. What I mean to say is that life has a great capacity for SUCK-AGE(I have poetic license to use that word). Being armed with this plain fact just simplifies everything. It’s like you wake up in the morning knowing that life would be life, but you get to be YOU! Isn’t that amazing?!😃
You get to be YOU. Life doesn’t have any control over that. YOU do. I think that’s beautiful because it means we are constantly presented with choices, and it means we are empowered to make choices irrespective of what life dishes out to us. “When life gives you lemons…”
I know now that I can truly depend on God to use me in this life, and use the circumstances of life to accomplish His purpose. It really doesn’t matter what life gives.
“In this world, you will have troubles. But be at peace, for I have overcome the world.” -Jesus Christ
Thank You LORD! Thank you for the life you’ve given to me. I can’t wait to simply live it, knowing that You are the constant, and that You are more than able to come into my circumstances and work in and through them in a way that only You can do! Whoop-whoop! 😄