So it’s no longer oxymoronic to place the word ‘victors’ next to who we used to be: ‘victims’, because this is the way to defy average, anxiety, and ageing.
You can start — bid all that toxicity farewell, restart — and build true faith to thrive.
Life will continue and your losses will not dominate, you will adjust and you’ll be stronger, you’ll bounce back in life, and you’ll know that there is life beyond death and resurrection happens.
The art of waiting — isn’t it about allowing the waiting to make you, letting the tango of tension to mould you, and sorting your heart so solitude can find you?
And who knows how long we’ve each got.
Or what life will throw at you next?
Who’d tell you that you’re meant to work one day or sleep the next, or that you’re meant to bolt faster than lightning because of that one call that makes you just see how short this life really is?
Time runs faster than feet, and we’re wild to want this spin to stop.
Disappointment can lead you back Home, not astray.
Maybe it’s precisely in the suffering and the seemingly lack of healing that a thousand answers are found, because when we face of our own suffering bravely that we showed the world every answer to every suffering.
Being able to deal well with losses is one of the most important skills to have, as losses are life’s constant companion, and if managed well can offer an opportunity for regrowth and revival.
And when you choose to remember your regrets instead of your redemption, you can live believing you’re wounded and broken when you’re actually whole and redeemed, and born to be bigger than any of your bruises.
Breaking up is always painful.
And you may feel like no one sees you – or understand the depth of the agony you’re going through.
But He does. And His compassion on you will walk you through your hard.
That time isn’t for us to preserve or squander, but to lay down, and give away.
And the thrum of our heartbeat can’t be hoarded, but can be hummed to, by the many impacted by our living, and our loving.
That the only way to thrive and not just survive with any season in life is to learn to flow and not wrangle, to rise and refuse to strive, to praise and not stress, to pray rather than pontificate.
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I have no idea how rapidly time’s elapsed, or how children seem to grow in a blink, but I turned around this morning and saw three wide-smiling faces from the back of the car, chatting away as if they were the best of friends, eating crumbs off their fingers with the least of care in the world …and … Continue reading When Having Children Changes You
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