The Amusement Park of Life

 So, life for me has begun to get busy. So, please forgive me for not posting in a while. However, in the midst of all the ups and downs and the floods, this blog was on my mind through it all. I asked myself, what could I possibly talk about? Post about? What would even make sense? After so long, what could possibly catch the attention of my followers? Do I even still have an audience? And in my concluded solution for all these questions, I asked myself, does it even really matter? Time is what you make it. Life is what you make it. Of all the things that has been going on in my life, I was seriously worried about a blog and if anyone would even read it and what their opinions would be. Funny, huh?

So, in this post, I would like to talk about the roller coasters of life. That’s right. The common saying, “Life is like a roller coaster.” is going to be manipulated in the post, often.

Life is like a roller coaster. . . 

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There couldn’t be a more true saying to sum up life. Better yet, life is like an amusement park of roller coasters and you choose which one you want to ride. Ocassionally, the ride you choose turns out to be the outcome you expected. But if you really think about it, the ride you choose is either more than you expected or less than you expected. Either you build yourself up for the ride to be disappointed or you underestimate the ride and it turns out to be more thrilling. In some cases, it can be exactly what you anticipated, making you want to ride it again.

Sometimes, you have to ask yourself, although, is the ride really worth it?

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What rollercoaster out of all the rides in the park is really worth the money for my ticket to ride?

The answer is, my friend, living for God is the best ride of life you can expect back what you put in.

Is it easy? Um, no because God’s ways are bigger than ours. Smarter than ours. BETTER than ours. From afar the ride looks simple but when you get on it , there are going to be twists and turns. The ride might get so intense you might cry a little, pray a little, repent a little or even want to get off. BUT, is it worth it? Very much yes. Why? Because out of all the guessing which ride is going to be satisfactory, God’s comes with a guarantee. A guarantee that at the end we will enter Heaven. In the end, there will be no more worries, stresses, bills, people’s opinions, hurt, depression, fear and the list goes on. In the end, it is GUARANTEED, life abundantly forever with love, joy and most of all God. All those turns and jolts will be worth it. And you will get back what you put in and then some.

So, I encourage you, through this post today to just try Jesus. Don’t underestimate the ride and don’t stop the ride because you’re scared, worried or just plain out tired. Everything we go through for God is more than well worth it in the end. We just have to hold on and stay strong until the ride is over.

Love y’all.

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Life is Like a Box of Chocolate: Full of Different Opportunities

Sitting in our living room, listening to worship music with Crybaby, my thoughts swirl into a cloud of goals in my mind. . .

We all want something out of this life we live. We want to live for something, leave behind something, achieve something or all of the above. We want the absolute best out of this life while we lie it. We want to do incredible things. Things that make our heart leap and our adrenaline fuel our excitement. Although one question ponders my mind; are we going about it the right way?

If God is the center of everything, are we putting Him first in everything we do to succeed? 

That question leads to another one; are we laying too much of our treasures down here on earth rather than in the Heavenly kingdom?

We have to survive someway, somehow. Agreed. But sometimes we get so caught up in our lives that we forget about about our destiny in the life after life or better yet the one who gives us both life here on earth and someday in Heaven.

God never forgets about us but could we honestly say that we never forget about Him?

We wake up daily with our good friends mercy and grace. (Psalms 23:6 KJV) Friends that are unseen to the eye but seen through our first breath in the mornings.

It was God’s blood that shed so that we could live the life we live today. But how often do we take a step back and breathe that in? Thank Him for that? I am as guilty as the next person because we are all human; flesh, but there comes a point in your life that you have to realize that there’s more to this life than what we all see, feel and hear. (Matthew 26:41 KJV) That’s why we have to walk by faith daily and not by our sight. (2 Corinthians 5:7 KJV) Where God leads us, He will always provide.(Isaiah 58:11 KJV) He will always make a way even when we doubt that there is any way for us to go. (Isaiah 43:16 KJV) He will never send you somewhere that He has not already provided a ram in the thicket. (Genesis 22:13 KJV)

Everyday we wake up is a new opportunity to accept God’s perfect will for our lives, to worship Him with our whole heart and to thank Him, even for the things we do not see. (Psalm 95 KJV)

So, tell me, will you seize your grand opportunity today?

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How blessed are you?

Like, really. How blessed are you? I can list some blessings for you. You woke up this morning. You had the privilege to breathe in the morning air and bask in the morning sunshine reminding you of the new day. You most likely took a shower (hopefully), put on clothes (hopefully) and ate some breakfast and drank some coffee. So, with just those few things listed, how blessed are you?

Everyday is a blessing. Everyday is full of blessings. Everything on earth is a blessing. From the trees that provides us with enough oxygen to the fertile grounds that provides us with enough fertility for us to plant our food sources. The butterflies and bees are even blessings as they help pollinate the beautiful flowers we get to enjoy. We just have to sometimes SLOW DOWN and actually take a breath and realize every blessing in our lives.

The biggest blessing that we can have, although, is LOVE.

  • Love – a four letter love that has so much meaning to it.

It can mean from the way someone looks at you to a small silent gesture that someone gives you.

  • Love is a powerful word. It can breathe life into a lonely person and it can restore someone’s soul.
  • Love. A word of beauty. Often associated with beautiful flowers; roses for example.
  • Love. You can never have too much of love. You can never give too less of love.

This is why we should try to spread love any and every way possible that we can. You never know how much you would brighten up someone’s day if you just give them a small gesture of love. You never know how much a blessing you could be to someone.

God blessed us with Love when He sent his son to die for each and every single one us. (John 3:16 KJV) Despite nationality, race, sex, sexual preferences, our mistakes and many more things that could defer us from the next person. He didn’t judge us when He got up on that cross. Did He really want to die for us, though? No. But He loved us enough to do so. To save our souls from a damned eternity because in His eyes we are worth it.-

Love can be contagious. And it is. When God is practically love and you cannot argue with the truth, love can spread.

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So today, love thy brother. Love thy sister. ( 1 John 4:21 KJV) Do not judge them. (Matthew 7:1-6 KJV) Love them. Because that is the GREATEST blessing you can give someone.

 

 

♥ Love ♥

 

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Ghosts of the Past

You’re not suppose to live in the past.

Yes, I know…

The Bible even says says so.

But what about when the past comes and haunts you every day of your life? Some days are easier than others but. . .  Jeez it can get tiresome. I’m tired of the enemy reminding me where I have been and everything that I have done. But I will tell you this, sometimes it does help me remember where I came from and how I got to where I am now. How I was once lost but now can see sorta thing, ya know? How God took someone who was completely written off by others as a failure and gave them the victory over life.

Most days, I am thankful for the memories, flashbacks, or whatever you would call the past events from a dark past. Some days they can come at the most inconvenient time of my life where I feel that I am in a valley, but that’s okay. Why would the enemy fight us on our up days anyhow when he can just kick us while we are already down?

Luckily, God is in our corner and reminds us through His word that anything is possible through Him. (Philippians 4:13 KJV)

With that in mind, we can only take the enemies’ kicks for so long before we get back up and fight back with the power of God through prayer, fasting and His word. In a way however, it’s the fights like these that prepares us for the bigger battles in life.

So, when the enemy comes in like a complete flood, reminding you of who you use to be and what you use to do. Remember, the key words are USED TO BE. When you are a child of God, the use to be does not matter anymore. For any person and/or spirit of the enemy that tries to remind you of your “Used to Be”.

Just simply smile, nod and explain that you are now a child of God through His son Jesus Christ who just so happened to looked past your “used to be” and into your heart and found you worthy enough to love and die on the cross for and now you receive daily mercy and grace through His blood.

Then just simply carry on with your life.

SN: Also, out of billions and billions of people in the world, DO NOT let one person get you down. And certainly put that spirit under your feet with gentle prayer.

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A Wounded Soul

Have you ever been so hurt by someone that you want to hate them but the love of God in your heart won’t let you?

Yeah, I think at some point in everyone’s life they have had that moment. And if you’ve been through any mess like the next person, you would know what it feels like to still love them and care about them.  You also try not to think about that person but  sometimes, every corner you turn, someone is asking you about that person or better yet, something reminds you of that person. Ya know? Like “Oh, my day was doing so great until you asked me that question. Not like I’m hurting or anything. It’s absolutely no problem!” or “Why does that pizza have to remind me of the late night movies we use to watch and the jokes we use to share?”

Hm, so what do you do?

It’s simple. You heal. You still smile. You still pray for that person. Above all, you still love and care for that person because it is a completely normal thing to do. I mean, it is scripture, right?

Don’t carry around loads of luggage for someone else’s mistakes. Let God deal with that battle. Speaking of which, last but not least. Focus on God because like previously stated, it’s not your battle. That person has a mind of their complete own. If they know better with some sense in their head, don’t worry about their view or opinion of yourself.

♥ God’s love is what reflects who you are. ♥

Even when we don’t see it in ourselves and the enemy tries to point out the flaws. You are what God says you are. No ifs, ands or buts about it. He saw something in your heart to choose YOU. And mind you, many are called but FEW are chosen. (Matthew 22:14 KJV) He loved you then and He certainly loves you now. So, focus on God when the enemy is shooting arrows your way. If Peter never would have took his eyes off of Jesus while walking on the water, he wouldn’t have almost drowned. And even then, God picked him up out of the water.(Matthew 14:22-33 KJV) So, heal. In your own time. But don’t forget, you will heal so much better with the help of Jesus.

Pick up the pieces and keep living. Keep loving.

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