“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired and success achieved”- Helen Keller.
Now, when your life is looking some typa way, the last thing you want to be told is that that situation, in hindsight, is what ‘needs’ to be happening for the purpose of making us better people, should we choose not to be bitter.
Like all good advice, quote or scripture, this is easier said than done. The struggle is real. And I acknowledge it. For anyone hurting in ways they never thought was humanly possible, it takes time. If you have to, stash this somewhere at the back of your mind until you’re ready accept that God’s still Good in all this.
Current thoughts: We’re all sore after our elections and some people will be burying their dead this week because Kenyan police… Wah. My prayers for strength and healing go out to those affected. Loi Awat bought #HostRescueKE to my attention. Check it out, but also reach out to your people who live in affected areas. Also, I’m not a counselor but if you know someone who’s willing to offer free counselling services for those who’ve experienced the wrath of the Kenyan Police or protesters, please let me know. I’ll be happy to partner with them for comms related activities.
Call to action: Let’s not justify bad behavior with ‘that’s how things are’. This is specially for those who’ve been taking foolishly on social media and in public. If your words don’t unite, be quiet. There are better ways of bringing our point across without trashing other people’s perceptions, social background or tribe. Please get yourself some moral standards.
If you look at your life and you see that you are nothing like the image of God in which you were created as, work back to the truth of who you are, a reflection of God in Christ. I say in Christ coz he’s the human personification of God on earth.
Feel free to apply that last one to your daily life. And yes, you will fail from time to time, but repent and try again. Loving your neighbor as you love yourself is not a suggestion, it’s a command.