It’s March! I wanted to start off the new month with a good ol’ ramble! I hope it helps someone out there. It sure is helping me, getting it out of my system.
I know, I know. I’ve spoken about these kind of things before – when we go through things, remember that we can make it through. But this has a different spin on it. We are very reactive beings. When things happen to us, everything can change. Our health, moods, decisions, direction, even our diets. We react. That’s just how we’ve been made. We aren’t statues or robots. Sometimes we get hurt. Also, some are stronger than others, which is why it is good to allow yourself to be surrounded by friends and family. You need them.
“…a threefold cord is not quickly broken.” Ecclesiastes 4:12. This verse is so simple but true. You are stronger when you are bunched up with fellow companions. Isolation = disaster, always. I learnt this the hard way myself some time ago. I was going through crazy things but I kept it all in, thinking I could deal with it all on my own. But I was kidding myself. You just end up crumbling inside. Life is an amazing thing – why let it go to waste? I honestly don’t know where I would be without the people I have around me. Would rather not think about it actually… It’s not always about being really popular and standing in the middle of a crowd. You don’t need to have a specific amount of friends for your life to mean anything. It’s about the quality of each relationship and is never about the quantity. You can have 1,000 friends but can you actually trust and open up to all of them? Do they understand you as a person? I would rather have 5 that I can trust without a doubt. When you have real people around you, your light is less susceptible to being completely darkened by life’s obstacles.
“7 billion people in the world. Don’t let one ruin things.” I love that quote. It really puts things in perspective. I’m not saying it’s possible for a human being to be completely invincible to the actions of other people. Just don’t let them or anything rob you of your joy, your freedom, your relationships. If you let them, it’s harder to get it back. Cling to it with all the grip you have, because you are a lot stronger than you think. Trust me. Sometimes it may feel as though the world is against you, but that really isn’t the case. Don’t live your life trying to prove people wrong. I know that God is fighting for me. He’s proven it time and time again. I have to keep reminding myself of everything He’s done for me. You may not believe in God. I’m not saying I’ve always found it easy to believe – we all go through things. But He’s pulled me through too much for me to just throw in the towel.
Even if people do horrible things to you and to those you love. Refuse to let it dim your light. Be strong.