A friend is someone who meets you in whatever season you are in,
encourages you to chase after that dream,
challenges you to be the best version of yourself,
and to just love the unlovable.
I learned long ago not to impose anything onto anyone, no matter how true my intentions are. That’s the funny thing. The truer we believe in our intentions, the more justified we think our words are, the harder we push to get through to someone- convinced with the illusion that we have the ability to change someone and ready to swear that our wisdom holds power.
Too often, we fancy the idea of the superman complex, this unhealthy need of saving others. We try numerous things to nourish the less fortunate, to lend out a helping hand, to remedy brokenness, to spread words of wisdom and life changing advice. And as much as we offer, the outcome aren’t always favorable, and we find ourselves in constant disappoint. But why? Perhaps, there isn’t a need of saving. Perhaps, there isn’t a need of an intervention. Instead, maybe there’s just a lack of understanding of one’s definition of the situation.
Everyone just needs a friend, but that may just be the hardest thing to ask of someone.
"The simple believe anything, but the prudent give
thought to their steps.” -Proverbs 14:15
"The proud and arrogant person—"Mocker" is his name—
behaves with insolent fury.” -Proverbs 21:24
"As a dog returns to its vomit, so fools repeat their folly."
How embarrassing not only to admit that I have fallen into all three stages throughout my life, but I can honestly say that my life can be well defined into these three categories. Reviewing the terrible trio, I’ve gotten an opportunity to reflect back on my life and I just simply can’t ignore the fact of how unfailingly faithful God has been, even when I was not.
It makes me think about how quickly I dismiss the naive who lacks a sense of direction in their own lives, the hard headed folks who refuse to lend an ear to an offered word and the dreamers who live their lives on a wish. But, the truth of the matter is, I was once there..and truth be told, for a time too long.
Thank God for second chances.
I don’t know about you, but autumn is a time when I fall back in love…with my first love, photography.
Sobersided- adj: solemn or grave in disposition, attitude, character, etc. serious minded.
It has dawned to me recently how terribly homesick I am. But, no matter how much I know this isn’t my home, I find myself making every corner I turn comfortable. I need more Jesus.