Always

I think you would agree with me if I say we have to be careful with our words. You know as well as I, that words can shape and mold who we are. They can shape our beliefs and they can affect the people around us. But there are certain words that can have an explosive effect on what we personally believe, words like, “never”, “forever”, “completely” and “always”. Nowadays, these absolutes get thrown around like they are weightless, like everything can be an absolute.  You may have heard “never” used in an argument. Like for example, “You never listen to me!” or “I never get to do what I want!” You may have even used these nuggets a time or two. Nevertheless, somewhere along the lines, we have been fed a lie. A lie that often takes root in our hearts during a time of anger, pain, jealousy, sorrow, loneliness, hate, etc. This lie has told us that something that is never meant to last forever all of a sudden “seems” like it is going to be forever.  And putting on this attitude of never ending hopelessness has a tremendous negative effect on our perspective of the situation. Something that may seem trivial at first becomes an overwhelming giant that can never be defeated. And knowing that this warping is happening in your mind is something that is most important to take into account. In what context does this attitude take hold of you? A question that should be asked every time you go through something challenging. And depending on what context you surround your issue with, you will see that the problem can be seen in a number of different ways, perhaps maybe even a better one.

God says that this world is a fleeting whisper, that we are just a breath.  In the grand scope of eternity, the pain and trial we face here is only but for a little while. With this in mind, what ever you are going through, and hear me when I say this… It will not last forever. It will not remain. It will not follow you endlessly. It is very very dangerous for you to believe that the circumstances that you are facing will be permanent. This attitude will bring you down. You will hurt yourself and others around you. That is the truth. But take heart my friends. More specifically, take hold of God’s heart. Consider all that He is and put your faith in Him. For He is the only thing that will last forever. And when he says it, He means it. He IS eternal. He is the only one capable of saying such absolute words. In christ Jesus, He will ALWAYS love you. He will NEVER leave you. He is COMPLETELY yours. And His love will last FOREVER.

I encourage you to put on this faith and see this world in the context of His eternal glory. For in it, your burden can be near impossible to find. Instead you will find hope.

Have a blessed day my friends!

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