Holidays Ahead… One Word of Caution… Reach Out

Holidays Ahead

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Merry Christmas!!!

It has been awhile since I have blogged. Life has been so busy and hectic (Not in a bad way) Just no time to write.  (Note to self… Make some time)

However, with the Christmas season upon us I am always reminded of the real reason for Christmas.  We joyously celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We also must take into consideration our loved ones whose holidays will never be the same.  There are people going through a grief journey.  You see the smile on their face or the laughter from their mouth and you think they are doing just fine, or maybe you think they should be over this by now, but their reality is…

Some may think “they did not say anything.”  Let me ask you this, when was the last time you were going through something and you just volunteered to your loved ones what you were going through?

Grieving is a journey, a process and sometimes depression is a part of this process.  I will speak for those like myself, who is still processing life after a tremendous loss. When you lose someone close to you, your life will change you very existence shifts. Your future, your plans every aspect of your life changes, especially if you lose a child, parent, spouse, or a sibling.

When people do not truly know you or know your journey, they are quick to criticize and give you unwarranted useless advice and they think that you are doing fine. However, my journey is mine, and your journey is yours!  How I walk it and deal with it is up to the Lord and me.  The Bible tells us that, “Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning!”  NO ONE can tell you how long that night will be, or how long to hurt, to be sad, or how long to grieve. NO ONE can tell you how to live your life… it is yours! It is your journey; it is your time to allow God into your heart to heal you from the inside out.  “Where the Lord leads us, HE will also provide for us.”

As Christians, children of GOD we all have been given the gift of discernment and the power and authority to show grace. We are to love all people. If you know someone is dealing with some difficulties in their life it is our job/responsibility to check in on them.

Now, with all that being said… If you are the one dealing with some difficult situations PLEASE, you need to reach out.  There is someone who care and loves you.  Remember, there is no shame in seeking help or assistance.  I know what can happened when depression tries to take its grip on you. You feel as if you are sinking deeper and deeper in a hole that is continually closing in on you. There is hope, help and a way out of that hole. I prayed and asked God for guidance and loved on me and encouraged me through HIS words.  HE also placed a wonderful therapist in my life and an amazing village I call my family.

Let’s all do better a taking care of each other.  We are to minister help where help is needed.  Sometimes it is just a hug or just to say I care and I am here.  We must show love, grace, and mercy has HE has also shown to us.  We only have this one life to live and we can choose to make a difference, we can save a life.

I am not perfect in anyway, but I love GOD and everyday HE is renewing me as HE leads me.  My love for HIM is NEVER FAILING!!  I am walking in the favor and authority that the LORD has given me, doing HIS will, HIS work, at HIS appointed time!

We  are all a work in progress becaue none of us are THERE yet.  We still being molded by the hands of the MASTER CREATOR!


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