So the two storms today have got me thinking. I was thinking about how there was a storm this morning and it was pretty violent, but then it fined up and the sun was out and it was beautiful. Then another storm has come along and it doesn’t sound like it’s easing off but by morning it will probably be long gone and sun shining or not (I’m not a weather forecaster I don’t actually know). Anyway it got me thinking about in life how we can go through ups and downs. For the sake of this the storms are your downs and the beautiful sun in between is your up. Life would be boring if it was all down or even if it was all up cause then it would just be flat. The fact that I was also working for the majority of the sunny part of the day got me thinking how sometimes the good times can just fly by and you feel like you are always missing them. But the thing is I think people think to much about the past and whats in the future. Thinking about the future can be good but sometimes you just have to live in the now and instead of thinking about whats right, think about whats right now and maybe just maybe it will turn into right. Oh an P.S. I actually love storms. ♥
Sometimes people just don’t get it. Just because it could be worse doesn’t mean its not painful. You don’t tell someone with a broken arm to toughen up and get over it because you know they still have an arm. No! you help them fix the broken bone. Same goes with ‘mental sickness’ Don’t tell people to toughen up cause it could be worse or tell them to get over themselves cause it’s not that bad. When people tell you you’re overreacting you begin to doubt your feelings towards everything.
We all have ideals of what is right and wrong right. People we look up to people we frown upon. Relationships you hold as your idea of what a relationship should be either friendship, family etc. But what happens when those ideals come crashing down. What do you do then…
Bullying is such a serious issue in this day in age. I currently am lucky enough to have my 10 year old and 4 year old cousins over from New Zealand. It breaks my heart to say this but I was talking to the 10 year old whose name is Olivia and she told me that she likes school but she doesn’t like going because she doesn’t have many friends and all the other kids call her a loser. What has gotten into peoples minds that 10 year olds are bullying each other. Where are they learning this behaviour. My cousin has every right to go to school and to be happy while she does it, what right do these other kids have to take that away from her. It breaks my heart even more that whilst talking to the 4 year old whose name is Hollie, she told me that she didn’t want to leave Kindy and go to school next year, because her sister goes to school and she gets called a loser. Something has seriously gone wrong to think that a 4 year old is dreading starting school because she doesn’t want to get bullied. The thing about bullying is that it doesn’t actually matter how old you get, it still hurts and its still not right. Everyone is unique and deserved to be treated kindly, but some people don’t seem to understand this. So all I’m asking you is the next time you see bullying don’t just ignore it, step in do something real. Be-friend the person who is being bullied, it’s not that hard to do but people avoid it because they think it will make them a victim to bullying as well, but all I can say to that is so what! I myself have been bullied countless times and some of the times it’s because I have stepped in to stop someone bullying, and trust me yeah it hurts but you will find that there are other people who are willing to stand up to bullying and as soon as they see someone else do it they pluck up the courage as well. Then before you know it the bullying has stopped. I would like to say this is the case every time, but it’s not but there are ALWAYS other options. Don’t put up with bullying take a stand either against someone bullying you or someone bullying someone else.
Sometimes in life when things get a bit rough we sort of fall to our knees, and just scream out to God, I can’t do this any more, take it away. The good and the bad, I give it all to You. But there are also times in life that we forget that we can give it all to Him. We forget that He is always with us, that Christ alone is our strength, that Christ alone is our wisdom. In these times we tend to give up, we don’t surrender it to Him and instead of admitting that we can’t do it we say we don’t want to do it. We don’t want to keep going back to that destructive relationship or place or person or thing etc. We say we don’t want to do it any more. Really what we need to realise that even if we don’t want to do it any more, we can and we will get through whatever it is as long as we surrender it all and don’t let it overwhelm us.
So the other night I was at church early and I was just thinking and waiting for someone I knew to arrive. I was standing on the steps and I started stepping down one step staying there for a couple of seconds then steeping back up. This went on for a while and I ended up turning around every now and again as well. Anyway so it got me to thinking that even though in life everyone is trying to pull you down and you might feel like you are being pushed around and turned upside down, God is there through it all. He takes every chance to pull you back up a level and turn you back around. So obviously on Friday my final goal once someone I knew showed up was to walk completely up the stairs and be facing the entrance of the church. The step I was stepping down to and the direction I was facing was not my final destination. Similarly, your current postion in life, your current ‘standing’ is not your final destination. God is just waiting for the perfect moment to pull you up a ‘step’ and turn you back around. So don’t lose hope, don’t lose your faith because really it is all about God’s plan for your life and what He thinks is the right moment. Just like Jesus is always walking right beside us where ever we go, ready to catch us if we fall, He is also one step ahead. He knows everything is going to turn out to be right in the end because He has seen it for Himself. Just trust in Him and live for Him. Everything will turn out.