The Lessons of Life Do Have A Purpose

by Terry Watson | September 15th, 2020
Terry Watson - Editor

Terry Watson – Editor

I am not a spring chicken, and what that clearly means is that I have been around the track a few times. That also indicates that I have seen a few things, some good and some bad. My decisions haven’t always been correct, and there have been moments of difficulty where my actions didn’t make any sense to me. But through it all, there is one constant that has never changed; the lessons that only life can provide.

Though I have been battered and bruised along the way, because I am still here, it proves that God has a purpose for my adversity and a reason for my existence. Though it may be hard at times, I have realized that my purpose is attached to those lessons.

There is comfort in taking the easy road in life, but the easy way out doesn’t offer growth. One of the biggest misconceptions is that silence means that everything is alright. That is not always correct because silence can mask hurt, disappointment, confusion, and disconnection. Just because someone doesn’t voice their feelings and opinions, it doesn’t mean they do not have any to say. It could possibly indicate the exact opposite. They could have a whole circus going on the inside and never show it because it has become easier to remain silent and emotionless. However, God desires for us to speak.

In the holy bible, in the book of Psalms 34:1 NLT, it says “I will praise the Lord at all times. I will constantly speak His praises.” This verse offers clear instructions from God on what our responsibilities are as Christians. We can’t stay silent when faced with adversity; we must speak out. Even during difficulties, there is resolve and promise when we call on God.
Living in a world that is filled with so much chaos and misunderstanding, being silent only fuels the problem. When you have an opportunity to speak, you must do so with the love of God in your heart, and on your lips. Though your pain may seem endless, love has the ability to fix a lifetime of brokenness.

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