No matter what happens in this lifetime, we are never alone.
One of the things I have learned is that it is best to be truthful with oneself in all situations. I am the first to admit that I’m only human and I make mistakes. God knows what is in my heart and I always try to have a positive outlook on things, but there are times that I feel tired and discouraged. Everyone needs to be loved, acknowledged and validated. As everyone tends to their responsibilities and daily lives, there are times that no one seems to have time for a simple “hello”, whether it be by mail, text, email or phone. There are times that no one has time to answer a text or phone call. While these things may occur unintentionally, it hurts to feel as though one is being ignored. It is also very hurtful when people’s actions demonstrate that you’re the “option” and not a priority in their lives.
Does this sound familiar? Lord knows that I have had my share of pain and rejection. When these things happen, God has an interesting way of bringing my thoughts and focus to Him. God reminds me that we are never alone. I am exactly where I am supposed to be and He has a plan for me.
“I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” —Jeremiah 29:11
While reflecting on these things, I wondered… is this how our Lord feels when no one takes the time to thank Him for His loving sacrifice and endless blessings? Is this how God feels when people fail to acknowledge His presence? God patiently waits every day with open arms for His children to come to Him. We may not have several hours to dedicate to God every day, but a simple and sincere “thank you” from the heart will help maintain that special connection with God and it is a good way to acknowledge God’s presence in one’s life. In fact, why not make a practice of thanking God several times per day? You may be surprised to find that living a life of gratitude will transform your life and way of thinking.
With that being said, remember that yesterday is gone and tomorrow is uncertain. Be thankful every day for all of God’s blessings (even during difficult times) and live in the present. Furthermore, please remember to be truthful with yourself and those around you. While we are far from perfect, it is best to live by the Golden Rule… “do unto others as you would have them do unto you” (Matthew 7:12).
Thank you in advance for accompanying me on this reflection. You are welcome to share your comments below.
Peace and blessings,
Q. M. Herrera
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