Don’t Waste The Pain

Pain is inevitable. It comes in many different forms and almost always at the worst times. It can be quick and sharp or dull and lingering. Whatever the pain may be, we all have to face it sooner or later. Every painful experience leaves us with a choice about how to handle it. We either let it be a catalyst for growth or a black hole that drains us.

I made the decision to go back to college to get my master’s degree and not even a month in, my grandma got diagnosed with colon cancer. The weeks I spent besides her hospital bed I did not even think about school. But after she passed I let myself stay stuck in my hurt. I gave up on school, slipped in and out of depression and caused chaos to those around me. But conviction kept rising in me and I decided I could not let the cycle of pain continue.

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I Owe God An Apology

This blog post should’ve been published 2 years ago but disobedience kept it, and many more, in my notebook, draft folder, mind, … or ¬†wherever else I could safely stow them away for no one else to see. Because why bother? Why bother starting a blog when there’s so many better ones already thriving? Why bother putting my personal testimony out there and risk getting judged for it? Why bother using my time to write posts that no one will ever read? Why bother proclaiming His name to strangers when I can’t even get my family to accept Him? Oh the excuses are plentiful but the answer to them is simple: because God is asking me to!

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