I struggle with the patience side of things a lot. But therein lies my issue, I realize.
I often find myself waiting on what has been prepared for me when my heart and mind aren’t wholly in the relationship. Just like any other relationship, the reward has more impact when the relationship is the focus and not the reward.
The reward is actually an indication that the relationship is going well. It isn’t merely part of a cause and effect process.
When I was bullied as a teen, I recited this toxic mantra day after day after day. Sometimes in my head, sometimes out loud, sometimes from behind a smile and sometimes through tears. I wish I knew then what I know now.
As stress blocks developed in my head, I repeated this phrase in my head in a way that resembled banging my head off a brick wall. In the end, I came out alright. For others, the outcome hasn’t been so great. Some haven’t seen their outcomes. They aren’t here anymore…
Be careful with your words. Speak life and Love wherever you can, whenever you can. In the end, we will all be judged, for every idle word that leaves our mouths…
To love will always be a risk. Yet, it is in those intense moments of vulnerability that real Love manifests itself. It’s not the easiest of journeys but it is the most rewarding.
I came across this article and it got me thinking about how I used to give water and food to some of the homeless guys in Philadelphia, when I was Uber driving. I started to think about how we actually help people to stay in their current situation.
For example, giving a homeless person water, while they beg at the traffic lights, only serves to keep them cool and hydrated while they continue to beg. Wisdom, regarding strangers, will always prevail. However, what a homeless person really needs is hospitality. Someone that gives them a home to stay in, that can serve as a foothold while they re-introduce themselves back into society. Something that is actually expected of us as Christians…
You can read the article HERE…
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