LIFE AND ALL IT’S CHALLENGES’

I LOVE BEING IN THE PLACE I AM TODAY

I’VE OVERCOME MANY OBSTACLE’S THAT STOOD IN MY WAY

ALTHOUGH LIFE HAD A PLAN, GOD HAD A BETTER PLAN

A PLAN TO PROSPER ME AND GIVE ME HOPE, PEACE, LOVE AND JOY

YES THERE WERE MANY CHALLENGES THAT STOOD IN MY WAY

AND THERE ARE STILL THINGS I WISH I HAD ACCOMPLISHED

BUT GOD HAD A BETTER WAY, A WAY OF ENDURANCE, GRACE & MERCY

A WAY OF LIFE EVERLASTING, AND PEACE THAT’S FAR SURPASSING

AND YES THERE ARE DAYS’ I SLIP INTO COMPARING MY LIFE WITH THE LIFE OF OTHER’S

BUT THEN I REMEMBER WE ARE ALL DESTINED TO REIGN IN OUR OWN CALLED DOMAIN

WHAT SEEMS’ LIKE SUCCESS TO OTHER’S MAY BE FAILURE EVEN TO THE ONE WHO IS SUCCESSFUL

AND WHAT SEEMS’ LIKE FAILURE TO OTHER’S IS SUCCESS TO THE ONE WHO HAD TO FIGHT EACH DAY JUST TO STAY ALIVE

YES LIFE HAS IT’S STRANGE TWISTS’ AND TURNS’, BUT TO THE ONE’S WHO HAVE WALKED THEIR OWN PATH

AND HAVE LIVED ANOTHER DAY TO TELL THEIR STORY, LIFE IS GRAND WITH ALL OF IT’S TAPESTRIES’ OF UP’S AND DOWN’S

AS WE APPROACH OUR GOLDEN YEAR’S AND ARE PREPARING TO THROW DOWN THE GAUNTLET ONE MORE TIME

WE LEARN TO VALUE EVEN THE SMALLEST GIFTS’ AND ACCOMPLISH AND APPRECIATE BOTH THE GOOD TIMES AND THE BAD

FOR BETWEEN EACH PORTRAIT LINE OF GLORY, PAIN AND GLADNESS THERE IS A GOLDEN THREAD LACED IN RED

AND THAT GOLDEN THREAD LACED IN RED REMINDS US THAT WITH EACH CHALLENGE OF LIFE THAT WE HAVE FACED

GOD WAS RIGHT THERE TO GIVE US MORE GRACE THAT WE WOULD ENDURE TO THE END TO RECEIVE THE GREATEST

VICTORY OF ALL, THE CROWN OF LIFE AND TO SHINE WITH HIM FOREVERMORE.

A NEW BEGINNING

LIFE IS WONDERFUL EVEN WITH THE HEARTACHES THAT CAN ABOUND IN OUR LIVES, IT SEEMS THE SUN SHINES IT BRIGHTEST RIGHT AFTER A STORM AND EVEN IN THE WAKE OF THE RUBBLE LEFT BEHIND WE REFLECT ON THE BEAUTY THAT ONCE WAS. IT’S FUNNY BECAUSE MANY OF THE THE THINGS WE TREASURE ANEW AND LONG FOR ARE THE VERY THINGS WE TOOK FOR GRANTED AS LONG AS ALL WAS WELL. BUT AFTER THE STORM WE REALIZE WHAT WE’VE LOST AND ALTHOUGH OUR EMOTIONS’ ARE ON A THE ROLLER COASTER RIDE OF OUR LIVES WE SEEM TO FORGOT ALL OF THE REASONS WHY WE HELD ONTO GRUDGES AND ANGER AGAINST A LOVED ONE AND LONG TO FIND JUST THE PICTURE OF THEM THAT WE HAD TUCKED AWAY IN SOME DARK CLOSET BECAUSE WE VOWED WE NEVER WANTED TO SEE THEM AGAIN. YES THE STORMS OF LIFE CAN BRING ABOUT CHANGE AND A NEW BEGINNING, EVEN A SHIFT IN OUR THINKING AND EMOTIONS. SO ALTHOUGH STORMS ARE QUITE SHATTERING, THEY ARE NECESSARY TO BRING ABOUT A CHANGE AND A NEW BEGINNING.