Yesterday, I was talking to this wise lady I know (who by God’s grace happens to be my mother) and she had a powerful message for me concerning associations:
“If negativity and lack is the song you are singing, I don’t want to hear it!”
-My Wise Mother
Like most teenagers, I have a desire be active socially and interact with other people my age outside of school. I have attended a few camps and even went to a few birthday parties, but there were always lingering thoughts in my head like, “How much longer do I have to be here?” and the infamous one, “When is a good time to slip out, unnoticed?”
It wasn’t that the camps were boring or that I felt uncomfortable at the parties, but it was something much more simpler…perspective.
Life can only be viewed, generally speaking, through two lenses, positive or negative. When the smoke clears, one is either drinking lemonade with their life or eating the bitter lemons of their circumstances. The way in which we see life infiltrates our day-to-day conversations and ultimately, determines the company we keep.
The older I get, the more I see the following:
- It is okay to walk alone with God for a few miles in the journey of life.
- Everyone is not meant to be with you on the voyage of life.
- Life and people are like busy roads and raging waters, forever changing.
God, on the other hand is constant, whether our table is full or empty, His seat is eternally filled! When it pertains relationships of various types (platonic, romantic or professional) I am a firm believer that God is an ample supplier of wisdom and discernment. After all, He knows us better than we know ourselves…
P.S. Tuesday, the 13th is 8 months for AD’s existence, which could not be a better time to make up for missing Thursday a few weeks ago 🙂