Thursday, November 13, 2008

Being Human

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We are all human; are we not? Funny how we can go through this world and somehow carry the world on our shoulders. Friends and acquaintances seem to have a little effect on us.... but yet when someone that we love; or should love us... hurt us so deeply.

Being human we have this image of ourselves and what we are. Sometimes it is hard to visualize how we appear to others. We have these little kinks in our personality that became part of us through no fault of our own. The way our eyes look at others, our body language, our expressions, our language when we express ourselves, loss of words at times, our temper, and our dignity.

What life throws at us is the outcome of who we are and how we respond to life's situations. Most have not had the choice of how they were raised, rich or poor, sickness, handicapped, or how they have to live. We do have a choice in many things. Many times our own choices have determined where we are today and the happenings in our life in the present. Many times we have to stay in the situation that we have gotten ourselves in; simply to protect our children from a worse situation, or being secure.

I did make one choice in life that I will never regret; accepting Jesus as my Lord and Savior. If you have not accepted Him yet, then you have no idea of what I am talking about. Life still throws things my way and I still get hurt by those that I love. How we handle those situations depends on us. We can either let the hurt conquer us or make us stronger .... maybe for harder times that will come our way in life. When someone hurts me I can call on my Lord and He wraps His arms around me. It does not stop all the pain but He never lets me receive more than I can handle. Paul wrote this about the thorn in his side.

Corinthians 12: 9-10)
9 But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. 10 That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

None of us can be perfect. Each of us handle situations in a different way. God told us that there is Faith, Hope, and Charity; but the greatest of all .... Is Love. He commands us to Love One Another. Silence is not a sign of weakness; but rather a sign of strength. It is so hard for me to be silent at times; but words can never be taken back. Out of all that we want in life I feel like all of us; no matter how vile we are, want to be loved.

My prayer for you today is: To feel loved and needed. All of you are in my prayers. God Bless, Janie

26 comments:

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Bless you Janie for those words of wisdom. He is always with us and gave us the greatest gift of all. We can never be thankful enough.
'On Ya'-ma

Heli gunner Tom said...

I just heard that scripture quoted on the Christian radio [from Milwaukee-- WVCY- 107.7 FM] a day ago! The preacher used it to show that we should not feel so depressed and complaining why we can't do something for the Lord, like door to door soul winning.

I like your blog!

Tom S
tschuckman@aol.com
Disabled Vet: 68-70

Lucy said...

Great entry Janie. So true. Got released but I am sore tonight so I am closinjg down and more tomorrow. Big Hugs Lucy

Paula said...

Thank you so much for this reminder.

MISSY said...

This one really makes me think after the week I've had. Thanks Janie. -Missy

Alice said...

Hi Janie. The bad things that happen to us do make us tougher I think :).........

chefkelly25 said...

Wow Janie that is pretty deep in a positive way. Really makes you think about things. kelly

a corgi said...

what a great insightful entry Janie! thank you for your wise words

betty

Kath said...

Wonderful post Janie.Take Care God Bless Kath xx
http://kath-mysimplerhymes2.blogspot.com/

Amanda said...

This is such a wonderufl post Janie! Great Scripture referrence. Great thougths! I am inspired and encouraged!

God bless-
Amanda

sheri said...

Great entry Janie. My sil and I were just talking about the things in life that shape us.
I have been held up by my Lord on more occasions than I can count.
Hugs,
Sheri

Rose said...

This is exactly what I needed to hear today! I am praying for you today!

Lucy said...

I like your blog to Janie and I want to thank you for the Birthday wishes you sent my way. It was a long but good day. Lucy

Lori J said...

Dearest Janie,

Many thanks for your inspired words.

Blessings and hug,s

Alberta LORI

www.lorisletterbox.blogspot.com

Amanda said...

Hope all is well with you... i read this post again and thought it was was as good the second time!!!

Many blessings-
Amanda

MISSY said...

You have an award in my blog:

Stop by to pick it up:

http://learningtoadapt.blogger.com

sheri said...

Just dropping by to say HI..
Hope all is well.
Hugs and Blessings,
Sheri

flossiepumpkin said...

janie, sorry i missed your birthday..so HAPPY BIRTHDAY. roberta

Lisa said...

Janie, I found you again, Bless you, Love Lisa

Alice said...

Hi Janie. I hope you are doing ok. Just popped in to say you can come over to my place and pick up your Marie Antoinette Award when you want to :)........

MISSY said...

Janie, are you doing okay? Let us know that you are alright. -Missy

Karen said...

Amen to that!

chefkelly25 said...

Hi Janie,
Hope all is well and thought I would stop by to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!
Kelly

Rose said...

yes please and happy thanksgiving! xoxo God Bless!

Melissa said...

Janie,
There is something for you over on my journal. ;)

I hope you're ok!

Lucy said...

Janie I see you stopped in to my mixed up blog and commented. Have not heard from you for so long took the chance you might see it. Kelly is wondering where you are and I told her that you had said you had not been on Journals much. So you see you are missed. Hugs, Lucy