“I like drinking coffee alone and reading alone. I like riding the bus alone and walking home alone. It gives me time to think and set my mind free. I like eating alone and listening to music alone. But when I see a mother with her child, a girl with her lover, or a friend laughing with their best friend, I realize that even though I like being alone, I don’t fancy being lonely. The sky is beautiful, but the people are sad. I just need someone who won’t run away.”
Sometimes I still stare at you, amazed and absolutely enchanted, and even though I’ve held your gaze a thousand times, when you turn to me and give me that silly grin of yours, you still make me blush.
You’re not going to make it through this life pain-free, and you can miss out on a lot of opportunities for joy and personal growth by trying to do so. Instead of falling in love with the highs in life, allow yourself (or train yourself, as the case may be) to fall madly in love with the belief that Jesus will continuously bring you back to those highs after you’ve become low once more. Understand the inevitability of the pain that it may not control you.
Because make no mistake: you will become low once more — and once more after that. Accepting this is the first step; figuring out whether your pain can be used for personal growth or the edification of your fellows is the next.
His name is Emmanuel, it means God is with us, so why do you feel like He has left you? God is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow; Saying that God is distant is like saying a mountain has moved as you drive away. Do not blame God for your fire going out, maybe it’s time you made your way back to the only One who can truly make our hearts whole, maybe it’s time you rediscovered your first Love.
Date someone who meets you half way. Date someone who brings you a glass a water when they get themselves one. Date someone who makes sure you don’t spend money on ridiculous things. Date someone your ex hates and your mom loves. Date someone who’d rather spend a Friday night watching movies, than out with 50 people they barely even talk to. Date someone who sleeps on your chest and leaves a little puddle of drool. Don’t date someone who makes you leave oceans of tears.