Our life is a reflection of what we allow ourselves to see and be.
Nothing we have is truly ours. Not even our lives.
We are mere stewards of these gifts that we receive and so long as we have them, we owe an obligation to use them well.
Sometimes, when I hear people say, ‘it’s my life, therefore, I can live it the way I want,’ I am tempted to remind them that ‘even their life is not truly theirs and that maltreating their lives in the name of living how they want can be likened to a drunken captain who chooses to run his vessel aground because he’s the Captain of the ship, forgetting that someone put him in charge of that vessel.’
If truth be told, none of us can add more time to that which has been assigned to us, it is, therefore, imperative that we use the gift of our life in edifying ways that would bring glory to the giver.
Last week Oneta’s Writer’s quote and her beautiful story made me remember an old song that my mother sang a lot back in the days:
Why worry when you can pray
trust in Jesus and he will guide your way
don’t be a doubting Thomas
just place your trust in Jesus
why worry, worry, worry?
It’s such a simple song but anytime I am inundated with worry and struggling to have my way with certain things, it pops into my head prompting me to offer it up to God and I have learned that prayer is indeed the master key.
For this week’s prompt:
‘my writing is a struggle against inner demons. I use my words to paint my thoughts and win the battle in the recesses of my mind.’ Jacqueline
Jacqueline at http://www.Acookingpotandtwistedtales.com
Oneta at http://www.onetahayes.com
We are continuing the same format here and that is: there are no rules to follow. Either make up your own sayings or use a quote from a famous author that you find gives you inspiration.
Each Thursday, we will post the prompt and all you have to do is participate!
Come and join in the fun.
None, but you
makes my tattered pieces
my broken bits into
He heals the brokenhearted And binds up their wounds. Psalm 147:3
It’s a long journey of discovery. Enjoy being and finding you.
A life spent being fearful of showing your soul is a life not worth living.”
― Shannon L. Alder
How much of your soul do you reveal in posts for your blogs? I think many bloggers blog because it give opportunity to vent about themselves in a way that is at least semi-anonymous.
There seems to be so many people who are trying to “discover” themselves. From my vantage point in age, I say, “Relax, you will not will not be your full self until the day you die.” Every day adds a new layer to the person you are. Even if it is the most boring horrible day of…
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When I saw the haiku prompt ‘twist & shout’ I first thought of dancing, then another seed of thought planted itself in my mind and I went with it.
There’s no need to shout,
or getting your panties in a twist.
You got it all wrong!