Chapters of our Stories
Every one of us has a story to tell. Each chapter of our story may be different than someone else’s. But there may be some similarities. One chapter that I think we all have in common is titled “It’s Only Temporary, Friend.” Whatever pain you are going through is only temporary. It’s not your whole story and it certainly doesn’t have to be the end. All the stress I went through last year at this time caused me a lot of physical and emotional pain. I know that it was the stress now. I also know that I brought on a lot of that stress myself. Here are some quotes about that subject. “A mind is a terrible thing to waste.” “How do you run away from things that are in your head?” Quotes from Twenty One Pilots songs include: “I’m forced to deal with what I feel.” “Sometimes to stay alive, you gotta kill your mind.” “Petrified of who you are and who you have become, you will hide from everyone, denying you need someone.” “Am I the only one I know? Waging my wars behind my face and above my throat.” And a final quote that means a lot to those who want hope for tomorrow, “The sun will rise, and we will try again.” There’s always a reason to choose hope. I think that if you were to ask a Twenty One Pilots fan what their music meant to them, it would be the longest story that someone could write. It would be about hope in someone’s life. It would be a chapter of their story that was only temporary.
We would all love to skip those painful chapters of our lives and get straight to the more beautiful chapters. But the painful chapters are something that changes us. I heard one of the D.J.’s at Spirit FM say, “The pain disappears when it is done teaching you.” It has certainly drawn me closer to God. I want to read more about Him. I want to experience His love. I want to love and be loved by others. I want to hear testimonies of His power in the songs I hear on Spirit FM. I want to worship His holy name and praise Him through it all.
With this renewed spirit and hope I have, I’m pushing forward. Staying busy. Learning new things. Sharing with others about God more. Trying to keep my head above water. God is worthy of all praise. I dream and He does wonderful things in my life. If it isn’t part of my plan, I know that it is part of His plan for me. It will work out. Since I’ve started moving on and learning new things, letting go of some old thoughts that were killing my mind, I’m keeping positive more. I’m encouraging others to seek God, encouraging to read a certain book, and encouraging them to not give up. A new thing I started is becoming an independent consultant for Jordan Essentials. I absolutely LOVE this chapter of my story. Being a “Jordie” has brought new friends into my life. I love the encouraging words from other consultants. I love that the products are all natural. My skin has fallen in love with the products.
I’m deciding to post on my blog every two weeks about this chapter of my story. I want to share something more about the products every time or something about the training. Anything awesome. I hope that it encourages someone reading my posts to fall in love with the products. But more importantly, I hope to encourage someone to keep the Faith, Hope and Love they have in their heart. It’s there. Just move out of the darkness and into the light that God provides.
In closing, I leave you with one more Twenty One Pilots quote, “Peace will win, and fear will lose.” And as always, a scripture that has touched my heart. Lysa TerKeurst shared a great scripture today on social media: Romans 12:1-2 - “Do not conform to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will."