So a few months ago I was talking to my line manager, he was telling me about a funeral he attended. The person that had passed away was only 18 years old. I can’t remember how the person died but as we were talking I started to think and reflect (as I do).
We actually don’t know what’s going to happen tomorrow, only God does. This is why we are told not to worry about the future… therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own (Matthew 6:34). I have heard a lot of people say things like ‘I wish I forgave and made up with so and so before they died’ or ‘I wish I told so and so I was sorry before they died’. Even though we don’t like to think about it death is real. Everyone is going to die eventually. We need to love and appreciate everyone in our lives…rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18). Take time to enjoy life with your loved ones. Forgive easily.
It’s funny I say forgive easily because this year I can’t lie (mastering transparency lol) I haven’t been the best at this. At the beginning of the year my biological Father called me and said he will try harder with me and I was shocked after the conversation but I thought maybe he will keep his promise. It’s October and let’s just say he didn’t really try….. all the emotions I thought I dealt with came back up again. The one thing I really hate with a passion is feeling rejected . Anyways I was planning on living my life and if my Dad calls me I will speak to him and if he didn’t I will not contact him because I am the child and he is supposed to be the parent. But God really spoiled my plans once again. He used someone to speak to me. This person said a lot. They said I have to lead by example, as long as my biological Father is alive I have to try. I have to show the love, the love of Jesus Christ…..and now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love (1 Corinthians 13:13).
I don’t know what you have gone through or still are going through. Friends, family, work colleagues and even your own children can hurt you. In this journey called life, I have realised hurt people hurt people. So if someone has hurt you, think of the reason why they hurt you? And if you can talk to them about it do so. Pray for them and keep on showing love even though it may be hard. But please try not to hold a grudge. It’s not worth it, trust me. You don’t know what can happen tomorrow…
Whoever does not love, does not know God because God is love