Fight Your Way Out
Like most individual I tend to run away from my problems. Instead of facing them, making excuses in my mind hoping that they’ll magically disappear or fix themselves. Postponing every chance I get, but it still there, not going away and the more I prolong ignoring it the more it becomes worse. Imagine a windshield wiper that is starting to worn out , that squeaky annoying noise. Then you wait until it’s totally worn out. You check the weather that day, sunny and clear skies. Out of nowhere a thunderstorm is brewing. The rain is so heavy that you could barely see the road. You realize you should’ve have change your wipers sooner, now you can’t see, you slow down, hoping and praying that you won’t get into a wreck.
Weathers are unpredictable so is life. It is full of surprises. Today you’re up, later you’re down. Everything’s going well in your relationship, suddenly out of nowhere your love one wants to break up with you, on a text message! Nothing is certain. Trouble has always been brewing ever since the creation. It doesn’t discriminate, it could care less how old you are or what status in life you are in. Even the righteous individuals in the Bible have more than their fair share. Talking about fairness, and yet they pulled through it due to the fact that they have that power of choice.
When we are beat down, we cower in surrender not because of cowardice but just sick of all the bad stuff that keeps happening in our lives. Those things we’ve done as a result of our choices and the things that we can’t control. You’re mind starts to wander, “What is my purpose here or is this life what is all about?” We find ourselves withdrawing from the things that we love to do. We shut out our family and friends. Just stay in the room, lock the door, get drunk, watch porn, do drugs, and watch netflix all day long. Anything to keep the pain and reality of life away from you. After all of these, it wears down on you. You find yourself face down on your pillow, saying, “Life sucks.” The cycle keeps going like a broken record. The whole world keeps barreling down on you like a semi on a freeway who happen to lose its break. Unstoppable!!
You’re right, life sucks!! But you know what suck more? You staying there on that pity party. I know, I know I probably hit a nerve on you. You probably want to stop reading now or unsubscribe, hear me out for a minute. I don’t know what you’re going through or what you’ve been through. Maybe you’re life sucks more compare to mine or mine sucks more compare to yours. One thing we could agree on both of our life sucks, but it doesn’t have to stay that way.
With reason and logic, let’s break this down. Life doesn’t care what you do. Whether you do something what’s ailing you or you don’t, life goes on. It’s not constraint to time. Run away or face your problems or fears, life will keep on going. When our breathing stops, life will keep spinning. It’s a fact and a lesson that I learned so hard.
You might ask, “What if I fail again?” Then I’ll ask you this, “Would you rather try and fail or not try at all and live in regret?” You should stop telling yourself that you’re being pick on by God Himself rather ask yourself what could you learn from it and move on from there. We don’t have a lot of time in this world so we have to make the best out of it. Like I said, you have the power of choice. It is up all to you to put it in action. Time’s wasting so get moving. Don’t make an excuse that you have a lot of time because you’re young. You don’t, it’s an illusion.
“But you must not forget, dear fiends, that a day is like a thousand years to the Lord, and a thousand years is like a day (2 Peter 3:8 NLT).”
The younger you are to take corrective actions, the better it’ll be for you. Take note, not any actions but a corrective one. You might ask, what made me to take a corrective action. Simple, I got tired of feeling sorry for myself. I got tired of listening to the lie that was broadcasting in my head 24-7, that life is a mediocrity. The simple fact that the Bible contradicts it completely, that Christ came to give life not just life but an abundance of it, and the other fact that it is manifesting in my life.
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly (John 10:10 NASB).”
Once you’ve decided to take action it won’t be an easy road. You’ll be tested, discourage mock at and laugh at. As Christ surrendered to death on the cross, so you must surrender too in obedience to His words. I could imagine Satan laughing himself off as Christ hangs in there with blood, sweat and tears, forsaken. Little did he know that the Father always turn bad things into good ones. In the end it’ll all be worth it because due to the fact that you decided to take an action. Not any action but an eternal one.
Fight your way out, it’s the only choice you’ve got.
“But the gateway of life is small, and the road is narrow, and only a few ever find it (Matthew 7:14 NLT).”
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