Alright, so its time for a change of pace. Many of my past postings have been kinda downers. Yeah, there have been good outcomes and messages and all that jazz, but its starting to feel like the same old story. Boo hoo, blah blah. Maybe its because I’m so critical of my own writing or maybe I just wanna branch out. Anyways, I wanna start posting happier happenings in my life. God’s redemption and grace are both wonderful things. However, I love that He gives us good things as well without needing to walk through fire every step of the way.

Bad things take place all the time, but the positive matters a lot too. I’ve known people, myself included, that can get so hung up on the evil of life that it consumes and cripples them. What a sad existence. Aside from being unhealthily depressed, it drags OTHERS down too! Who wants that? I certainly don’t want to be “that guy” who always hangs his head and makes others feel sorry for me. However, such feelings shouldn’t be regarded as unimportant or wrong.

“There is a time for everything,

and a season for every activity under the heavens:

a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.”

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

Take time for sorrow. Give yourself moments to cope and grieve over loss. Embrace struggle, learn from it, but then move on. I’ve seen that my time on earth is just too short to waste immersing myself in life’s emotional tar pits. Sometimes, sadness is overwhelming and you can’t just pick yourself back up instantly. Other times, all it takes is a choice to not let the situation dominate you. I’ve seen and experienced both instances. I often picture a horrendous scene in my head of how it must be. The Devil’s above me with a bat, breaking me again and again with my mistake or how I was mistreated. And so it goes in circles of guilt and bitterness until I wake up (divine intervention, no doubt), and decide not to take that anymore. Its not worth it. I can’t afford to waste time on it! These are just some of the conclusions I’ve been arriving at in my mind recently while pondering my blogging style. Many of my posts deal with deep things that can be depressing and I’m just wording them differently each time. Its like how many times can I sugarcoat a dog turd? Its all the same. I’m ready for something new. Something happy 🙂