It's time to let out a dirty little secret divorced people try to ignore or cover up. There is a huge problem happening in the world today, and it's all our fault.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
I'm back to save the world from more propaganda. This time I'm fighting against what I like to call the "get out of jail free" cards. Not sure what I'm talking about? Let me throw out a couple of examples:
So, strong people leave their spouse, but weak people stay to work it out? I'm pretty offended by that. I stayed two years, trust me, that made me tough as nails.
Thursday, February 2, 2017
Well, I'm in here to say enough! I can't take it anymore! Memes, or inspirational quotes like 'you are enough' , 'you're stronger than you think you are,' 'you're going to get through this,' 'you're beautiful,' 'you're needed.' They're great, but they're not giving us the right information. All they're doing is telling us that we need to be self-reliant, that everything we need is within us and there's nothing we can't handle on our own. Then, when a hard time comes, we melt into a puddle of worthlessness on the floor because we tried to do it on our own and failed. It's not our fault, the world told us we could do it. Ugh!!! People, this life is HARD! And guess what? We CAN'T do it on our own. But the good news is, we don't have to!
I wish someone would make a beautiful picture that says:
You can't do this on your own, you need Jesus.
Oh wait, I have one of those handy dandy little meme generators and a picture of the Guadelupe River I took last Sunday, I'll just make one myself...
The point is, even Christians these days are falling for all the self-reliant mumbo jumbo, and then when they hit hard times they fall to pieces because they are being taught that "they are enough" when in reality they're not.
Listen to this:
-We are not beautiful, we are full of ugly sin
We need to be taken down a notch or two and humbled. However, there is an upside.
-We are important to the Lord
We are all these things with the Lord, and we are nothing without the Lord.
So my suggestion is this, we need to stop trying to build each other up with empty compliments that fade away in a short time, and remind each other that Jesus loves us, and that we need to rely on Him every minute of our lives. He is our friend always. Whether we are going through highs or lows, He needs to be called upon, praised and thanked in abundance.
Kind readers, I alone am not enough. I need Jesus.
And I'm sorry, you are not enough either. You need Jesus too. We all do. Now let's try to not be so self-reliant, and do what we're supposed to do - Rely on the Lord.