Looking at John 8:36 which says "So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed." got me thinking about this journey I take in faith. A walk people in the world see as torture or no fun. However this is honestly one of the best decisions you can make as a young adult or teenager. There are so many people in full adulthood finding themselves still longing for something to fill the void that they think is on Earth. The only being capable to fully complete you and make you whole is someone who walked on this Earth, died for our sins and debts to paid and took the keys of death from hell so that we would not know it's sting. This indeed is not an easy walk nor is it always pure bliss. There will be times where you feel the weight of the world on your shoulders, but fret not my friend because you have to remember that God is always on your side. In order to have a true testimony you must be tested and when you've been hurt God can turn you from a victim to a victor.
So many times I daydream and see myself in front of a path. I start to walk and notice that the day becomes night and all the light that surrounded me becomes darkness and without realizing it my path becomes dark both in front of me and behind me. All that I had known becomes uncertain, but I still take each step in confidence. Some might ask how is it possible to walk in darkness and be able to walk without being completely petrified and just wait until you see light, but the answer is really quite simple. I am able to keep going because even though I may not be surrounded by light I hold a light within me to go forward and not worry about what I can't see. When you stay where you are in the darkness rather than moving down the path you can hinder the progress rather than help.
In my life I have been through things that have caused me to feel like there was no hope. I have been let down, put away and pushed aside knowing the one thing the keeps me going on my journey of life is definitely my faith and the joy that God has blessed me with. People often say they love that whenever they see me I always have a smile on my face and they know that things might not be going right in my life, but I don't let that completely get me down. I tell them that I smile because I have joy that was a gift and it's something I don't want anyone to take from me. Joy is that component that makes your light shine brighter than anything in your world. So as I make my daydream a reality and walk into dark places I let the light within me shine and the light He gives me be a light for my path, walking by faith and not by sight. I take my light on the journey I call my life wherever I go no matter the situation because I know it's the only thing that will guide me through. I sometimes go off course, but I know going forward the the light will bring me back on track.
I named this post prelude to a journey because every good story and song has a great preset explaining the journey your mind is going to take part in. So where do you go in your days? In the hustle and bustle where does your light take you and who does it shine on? Do you ever feel like you don't matter and no one is impacted by the good you do? I would say never underestimate the light you carry inside of you, for it can help brighten someone else's life and although you might not be on the same path you can help them find their way to move forward. Your impact may be small and everyone might not see it, but it will help the person that needs it the most so secure those walking shoes and keep going.
Multi-Cultural girl who wants to be an encouragement to someone out there that needs it