We all have darkness in our life. Just like day gives to night, our good times gives to our bad times, although light will always consume darkness just like it does every mourning. The meaning of a beautiful sunrise is that God is always there for us, He will come when we least expect it.
Light Gives To Darkness
I want to give some advice today. I had some good days about three years ago. I had a good job, friends, and high goals set and then the darkness came. I was terminated from my job due to forgetting a everyday procedure. I got angry, depressed, and felt that all hope was gone. I was wrong.
Reason For Failure
Now I want to explain why I forgot the procedure. I had a stroke a few months prior to the incident. Since then I have had some long term memory loss and have short term memory loss. I requested to be retrained an my employer denied it. My Area Manager tried to keep my co-worker near me to help me out, but he could do only so much.
Light In The Darkness
I felt like I was in a dark time because I did not have the support from my family I needed, I did not live up to my expectations, and I could not foresee anything positive in the near future. But I did have friends that supported me and I went and saw a therapist. My friends made me feel like what I said was significant and worth listening to. My family made me feel like I was insignificant. I took me a while but I realized I had a ray of hope, my friends, and that was all I needed.
I started to remember the good times when we first meet as neighbors and became friends. I always like hanging out with them playing cards, watching NASCAR, and just talking. My mind started to tell me to think positive and get a job. It took positive support from friends to get me going again and I will always appreciate that.
Jesus is the Light:
(A Psalm of David.) The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?2 When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.3 Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.4 One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to enquire in his temple.5 For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.6 And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the LORD.7 Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice: have mercy also upon me, and answer me.8 When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek.9 Hide not thy face far from me; put not thy servant away in anger: thou hast been my help; leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation.10 When my father and my mother forsake me, then the LORD will take me up.11 Teach me thy way, O LORD, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies.12 Deliver me not over unto the will of mine enemies: for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out cruelty.13 I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.14 Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.
Jesus Is The Light And Consumes Darkness
I use to talk to people a long time ago about Jesus being there for you on the darkest day of your life. I can now testify it is true! If I did not know Jesus, have Faith, then I may not be writing this blog today. I have had thought of ending all the pain back in 2014. Jesus spoke to me and let me know He was there and he had plans. There is a time and a place for everything we just have to wait on God to decide. This takes patience and I do not have much of that. God has been teaching me patience my entire life. Now I come to realize that I do not have to put up with things I can change, God gave us free will for a reason. I know realize I am not being selfish by focusing on myself and not my parents or my sister. I need to hold God as number one and myself as number two. Now when trouble, hard times, concerns, or just a helping hand comes into play then kindness is what I need to show, not selfishness.
2 Corinthians 6: 4-10
But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses,5 In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labors, in watchings, in fasting;6 By pureness, by knowledge, by long-suffering, by kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned,7 By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armor of righteousness on the right hand and on the left,8 By honor and dishonor, by evil report and good report: as deceivers, and yet true;9 As unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and, behold, we live; as chastened, and not killed;10 As sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.
My Life Lesson
I have learned not to be self-centered and blame yourself for everything that goes wrong. God always has a plan so we need to always have Faith. When we get lost we need someone to find us and take us home. God is always with us and he will carry us home. He has done so for me, my Faith has grown stronger.
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