OK…This is raw and hot off the press of own heart. Some people say that you should guard your heart, not share too much, don’t tell people how it really is, don’t be too vulnerable or even vulnerable at all. Well, whatever is the case for you, then by all means stand by your own convictions. All I know, is that when I read a real gutsy true to the core story written in honesty and humility, I am touched, challenged and motivated to keep on pressing on…After all this is Word PRESS… So I hope it is alright with you if I do just that, and share what is fresh off the press of my own heart. ♥
Resenting the happiness of others… is a phrase that has resounded deeply in my thoughts and affections recently. Did you feel uncomfortable when you read those words? Well to be honest, I didn’t! I felt completely uncomfortable recently when these words floated across the screen of my imagination in brilliant vivid colour.
I did not ask for this test. I did not want to look at the fact that maybe I was guilty of this crime. But in a moment I was undone. Could it be true that I was resentful of the happiness of others? The answer is yes! I stopped everything I was doing. Where did these words come from and why did they arrest my attention so suddenly? The answer is because it was true. I knew it and the God who I surrender my life to daily also knew it.
I won’t describe in detail all the things that I am waiting for in my life. I am sure you have your own list. So think through your list right now. What is first on your agenda? Are you content with how you are handling this ‘holding pattern’ or waiting period? Are you trying with all that is in you to make these dreams become a reality for you and those involved? Only you & God know the answer to these questions. Only you know the reality of your heart.
I wish I could say that I can reveal a huge deep truth here, that will make it easier to come to grips with disappointment. I wish I had an instant cure for handling the waiting room scenarios in our lives, but I cannot. All I can say my friend, is that you are not alone in this season of why’s. You are not the only one who is tempted to look at the lives of others and wish you had what they do. Contemplate this, that when you lower your standards and give way to resentment it will soon turn on you and take your energy, your peace, your joy and contentment. So stamp on it and determine to be grateful for your blessings, even in the ebb and flow of the sea of life. It may appear in your eyes that others have all they desire, but maybe they look at you and would gratefully swap life with you in an instant.
If you knew the journey I have walked even just today, you would better understand the reason I write these words. If I could paint a picture for you I would, but it would take too long. What I can tell you is I am walking through my lessons right now so please know dear reader, whoever you are, that you are not alone in your circumstances. Se sure that there are others who look at your life and call you blessed. It is time for you to do the same. Let it start with a determination to look at what you have and be grateful, learn to treasure and appreciate the gifts in your life, while on the road to where you want to be!
Honest to goodness, I am walking beside you, learning to make the same choice to be grateful, even at a time of questioning!
In complete sensitivity and compassion I say, there is only One who can turn a Boo Hoo into a Woo Hoo!
He stoops to heal the heart that is hurting!
Love Denise ♥♥
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