Reality

It seems that every day I see more and more people who are not living in reality. People who either live above their means, blame others for their situation, or just get by telling themselves lies. Now when this happens, my flesh responds in an extremely negative fashion. My flesh wants to get angry and point the finger at these individuals. And I admit that in the past, my flesh would have won out. In my personal life I pride myself on being pretty transparent. What you see is what you get. I don’t sugarcoat or tell you what you want to hear. That’s my natural attitude. However, to some that causes negative feelings and the start to negative relationships. And I recognize that isn’t what I want. Although I don’t agree with a lot of what people put out there on social media and in the public for others to see, it’s not up to me to point out the truth. Each person is an individual who can choose to live exactly how they want to, believing what they wish. I have to remind myself that although I am the type to face things head on, others are the type to avoid, dilute, and distort.

These types of situations are one of my weakest points. It is so hard for me to keep my mouth shut. My flesh is screaming for me to shake these people awake. Bring them back down to Earth. To reality.

However, I don’t. I just keep praying and loving. Because my Father tells me that love covers a multitude of sins.

Reality is a very real and present thing. You may not want to be here, but here you are. Deal with it. Deal with your problems, your stresses, your joys, your LIFE. Living in the past, future, or some fantasy world is doing nothing but hurting you and keeping you from the joy that is NOW.

In reality, we all have regrets. Every person wishes there are things we could redo or do differently. However, it is what it is. Nearly 100% of the time, your situation is a product of the choices and decisions you made. Own that. It’s yours. It’s no use trying to backtrack and undo mistakes. Simply move forward and focus on today. Today you have the power to change the future. Tomorrow is too early and yesterday is too late. TODAY is right on time.

In reality, people die, and there is never a right time or good time for it. Ever. It’s always a surprising, painful shock. If someone dies that you didn’t get a chance to make things right with, it’s too late. They are dead. And nothing that you tell yourself is going to make it easier or better. You ran out of time. That’s reality. The best thing for you to do now is pray about it, journal about it, and go out and make amends with the rest of your loved ones so it doesn’t happen again.

Everybody gets mad at one another. That’s reality. But the reality is you can’t let anger control your relationship and therefore your life. You are in control. I urge you, make amends. No matter what it takes. If you have to be the bigger person. If you have to apologize for something you didn’t do. If you have to swallow your pride. Just do it! Because the reality is that person is dying, right now, and you don’t know how much time they have left. That’s reality.

You don’t get but so many hours in a lifetime…think about how many of those you have already wasted on negative feelings and negative actions. You make your own reality. And then you have to live it.