Wednesday, January 25, 2006
I am 25. A life lived almost to the full in such few years, but I know there is more to see and do and love and learn. Through the ups and downs, what has remained?......
friends...no, not really. This place is a testament to the fact we all grow apart and then are amazed when we find each other again.
family....no, not really. Families are great, but you eventually realize at some point your parents and siblings can't figure out their own lives much less yours too.
gf/bf....definately not. Even I know a man won't make me happy if I can't figure out how to do it myself.
spouses....now, this one is tricky. If you get married for the right reasons and walk into it with the right perspective, this relationship (for lack of a better word) is the closest thing to permanent we have in this world. BUT...if you get married and realize you weren't prepared or find out you didn't know the person you were so really MADLY in love with afterall....well we all know where that goes.
money....are you kidding? Most people don't even have a paycheck in their hands before it's spent in 14 different ways.
possessions....once again, are you kidding? You can't take all that crap with you when you die. And why would you want to? It was meaningless here, and only our inflated senses of accomplishment made feel like it was worth anything.
So what does that leave us with in the end when it all falls apart?
God. That's it. Only him. And, man, this world is in desperate need of a reality check if we think we don't need to figure this fundamental part of existance out. I'm not so sure why I wrote this other than I needed to hear it myself. I guess what I'm trying to say is....it's not too late to turn this whole thing around.
If you don't know Christ, it's okay. Today is the day. Don't put it off. We are not promised another dawn. Take advantage of the brain HE gave you and start the only relationship designed to meet ALL the needs, wants, desires, and dreams you have and could ever have. Understand you are a sinner because we all are. Say you are sorry and mean it this time. Ask Him to be in control, and really let go of all the pain, shame and torment of trying to live up to the world's crappy expectations. I promise it will make the world of difference in your life because it did and continues to in my life.
If you have questions or just want to rant at me for having the audacity to post this in a public place, please feel free to have at me for it. Believe me, I welcome anything anyone has to say.