Why am I so stubborn to find comfort in the flesh when it is my soul crying out?
Hey yall, I haven’t posted anything written from my soul on tumblr for everyone to see. I’ve been storing my thoughts into a private tumblr because it’s mainly just repetitive, redundant doo-dah’s that I didn’t quite feel comfortable sharing but now I finally collected my doo-dah’s into a cohesive thought to share. Nonelikejesus (follow her if you haven’t because she’s very inspirational and I love her tumblr!) has mentioned how a lot of us girls are struggling to find happiness in our single lives. It’s amazing how true it is! I have definitely been struggling with this since I was in a relationship for nearly three years and now being single is so strange and foreign to me. I realized that seeking comfort in another human being isn’t going to make me stronger because it’s my soul calling out for help. You can’t nurture the spirit with the flesh! My body is just a body and is nothing without my soul. What my soul needs is Jesus. It’s hard! It’s so hard because I keep forgetting that I can’t handle this on my own! I’m at that point where I’m thinking “I don’t have anyone to turn to when I’m sad at the middle of the night,” and every time I think that, mid-way I always think “Jesus.” I am guilty of disregarding God when the going gets tough in certain aspects of my life. I do have someone, I’m just being stubborn and defiant. I don’t want what I need; I want what Ithink I need. (Meat & Milk reference anyone?) What I love so much about tumblr though is that it’s a hot spot for inspiration and motivation! A place where people can support each other either through reblogging, liking, or commenting on a post! It’s like that virtual back rub you get at an altar call! Struggling, struggling, struggling; but I’m not struggling alone. Thanks for struggling with me and reminding me to turn to God. :)
A father's rule for finding fulfillment.
Be courteous, be punctual, always say please and thank you, and be sure to hold your knife and fork properly. Others take their cue on how to treat you from your manners.
Be kind, considerate and compassionate when others are in trouble, even if you have problems of your own. Others will admire your selflessness and will help you in due course.
Show moral courage. Do what is right, even if that makes you unpopular. I always thought it important to be able to look at myself in the shaving mirror every morning and not feel guilt or remorse. I depart this world with a pretty clear conscience.
Show humility. Stand your ground but pause to reflect on what the other side are saying, and back off when you know you are wrong. Never worry about losing face. That only happens when you are pig-headed.
Learn from your mistakes. You will make plenty so use them as a learning tool. If you keep making the same mistake or run into a problem, you’re doing something wrong.
Avoid disparaging someone to a third party; it is only you who will look bad. If you have a problem with someone, tell them face to face.
Hold fire! If someone crosses you, don’t react immediately. Once you say something it can never be taken back, and most people deserve a second chance.
Have fun. If this involves taking risks, so be it. If you get caught, hold your hands up.
Give to charity and help those who are less fortunate than yourselves: it’s easy and so rewarding.
Always look on the upside! The glass is half full, never half empty. Every adversity has a silver lining if you seek it out.
Make it your instinct always to say ‘yes’. Look for reasons to do something, not reasons to say no. Your friends will cherish you for that.
Be canny: you will get more of what you want if you can give someone more of what they desire. Compromise can be king.
Always accept a party invitation. You may not want to go, but they want you there. Show them courtesy and respect.
Never ever let a friend down. I would bury bodies for my friends, if they asked me to . . . which is why I have chosen them carefully.
Always tip for good service. It shows respect. But never reward poor service. Poor service is insulting.
Always treat those you meet as your social equal, whether they are above or below your station in life. For those above you, show due deference, but don’t be a sycophant.
Always respect age, as age equals wisdom.