|"In this maze called life if we view it as it is viewed from the top...All will be well."|
Hello there my people. How are you? I am blessed and highly favored in the Lord, and proud of it. So much is going on where I am. School has let back in for both our grade level systems and our local universities. The temperature is beginning to produce cooler nights and the enthusiasm of politics is definitely in the air. What else is there to want? With band, I mean football season =^) right around the corner I know that the remainder of this year will bring much excitement and opportunity for all those that wish to have it.
Since the beginning of 2012, I can say that I have read more this year than any year previously. Now don't get it mis-understood. Of course I've read more collectively in the other years of my life than just 2012, but on a year by year ratio, I've read more this year than any other single year of reading totals. "The only way to expand the brain is by expanding your surroundings. When you don't have a way to get anywhere from where you are, allow a great book or reading passage to take you there." I've found through reading, many emotions can be centered and several ideas will be developed.
Why do writers write? Why do preachers preach? And why in the world do we go through so much to get somewhere? These have all been questions of my life for quite sometime. Because of wreckless driving, cities have now added speed bumps in communities that at times tear your car up and really keep you from moving smoothly to your destination. Because of terrorist attacks, the screening process to board a plane has extended intensively and many people have grown to feel violated just to travel to a place where going by vehicle would be obsolete. But what about the people who suffer simply because they are in the situation? Where is the justification to that?
Many of us can reflect on times in grade school where the teacher would tell us that the good have to suffer with the bad. As a young child it was very difficult for me to gather a reason to why I had to be punished for the mis-actions of my fellow peers. As I have gotten older, I understand that I have a responsibility as well and if I don't do my part...there is room for error that will effect everyone that is involved.
People so often forget that the motives of humans are derived from our emotions. How we act towards others, how we execute our initiatives, how we create and develop relationships, and simply how we govern our everyday lives is based on emotions. "By failing to be one with our emotions, we will succumb to the happenings of earth." Reggie what does that mean you ask? Well let me tell you...Each day we are placed in situations through the course of life. In those situations we deal with personal circumstances. God and Satan work through others to amplify or deplenish our feelings. How we react emotionally is how we will function as an individual. Got it?
People if you didn't know that we are used in both lights, you better get on board and understand. Let's examine this...Many times you will be going through something in life and have no idea where you will get the answer from, but because you humbled yourself to the incident you opened a door to receive humility in the same light. When this happens your answer will come from anywhere but from where you expected. I find myself so many times confused about what I should do about a particular situation, but because I humble myself...whether it be through a friend, a stranger, a commercial, a song that happens to come on, or even someones conversation I get my answer. Whereas when I'm in a situation and allow the situation to get the best of me, I find myself being surrounded by everything but positivity and a solution.
We must understand, as I have written several times before, that the seeds we sow will definitely reap. And often that reaping is way sooner than you think. By exposing an ill attitude you attract an ill attitude. By exposing sincerity and joy, you become surrounded by the same. Now does this mean that everything will be perfect because you are doing well? No, but it does mean that what you reap from being positive in a negative atmosphere will be more impactful than your dreaded experience, which righteously could have gotten the best of you!
We must learn to find a resting place in our emotions. We must learn to sit still in the midst of our daily storms and we also must learn that you have to get hit in order to be able to withstand getting hit! If there is anything that you should remember from the blog today...Understand that you can't have a testimony without a test! You have to go through something to truly get somewhere. Take on life as a judgement process, but don't be distracted by the judges of the earth who really don't matter. Listen to the voice that will guide you into lights of harmony and peace. Work alongside others, so that when you go through...it won't be as bad, you'll have someone there with you. "Going Through to Get Through"...a very simple statement with such powerful meaning. Keep pushing my people and you will reach your destinations. Make yourself last, but put yourself first. Think about that...It will set in one day. Peace...