When Your Public Image Takes Its Toll on You

Have you been through a lot and don’t even want to leave your house?

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Photo by Serkan Turk on Unsplash
Photo by Serkan Turk on Unsplash

Friends might tell you to be positive. Or “Just forgetaboutit!”

It can be very hard to forget about bad events or broken relationships. It’s almost impossible not to just give up. But don’t!

A change can happen in a moment. But even if it happens over what seems like several long years, still hang on.

Our paths in life are unique. They don’t always match other people’s timelines for achieving success, getting married, or even experiencing daily ordinary happiness. And our purposes in life differ even more. However, this waiting period could be maneuvering you into a better direction.

Being a Bible reader, a lot of related scriptures pop into my mind. One scripture is, from ISAIAH 45:2 “I will go before thee, and make the crooked places straight…” In other words, God monitors the path we are on and when things go in ways we never intended, he can make it right again. We get hit by many obstacles throughout life, some of us more than others. That’s for sure. Some people suffer things that no one can explain away. Injustice exists.

I can only speak about my own experience, my own faith, and my own ability to keep going. This is merely my effort to encourage others who might otherwise want to give up.

I have hit some bad times, more so most recently. I never let go of my lifeline to God and he never dropped me. I’m still here. I’m thankful that I know Him and that I know He loves me. Other people don’t always know what we need or how desperate our situations are. When you can’t depend on people, then depend on God. Reach up!

I can honestly say He’s why I’m still here today. Faith is not invisible nor intangible. If you get close to God, you’ll know that. If you don’t get that, then you aren’t close enough to Him yet. Don’t blame God for your lack of faith. Seek Him out and reach up rather than around to people who are just disappointing you.

You’ll never be at the end of your rope because God is ever-present.

Do you want to follow a thought leader with good teachings?

Then, I’d say to follow Jesus.

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