Posted by : Halima Khait Monday, February 29, 2016

You know how sometimes you can be so used to something, you don't even think about its meaning, until you do then you have your aha moment and immediately feel dumb because you just "discovered" things that had their dots connected long ago? Yeah, I had one of those moments last week.

I was talking to God and asking him to give me the strength to fight my way through this period in my life. It's something I've said at many times in my life, but never thought about what it implied. I was put on this earthy to learn from life and to sometimes enjoy it. But to fight it? That's counterproductive.

So I had to think about the reasoning behind struggle and the feeling of fighting through it. It's to get us to the goal of learning from life, right?

And if my pursuit of a personal relationship with God has taught me anything, it's that I need to trust that he'll guide me through this life with my best interest in mind. It may not be pretty all the time and worst of all, I may not have the strength to keep going all the time, but the best thing about God is that He's like a Dad. Remember when you were really young and could and would fall asleep anywhere because you knew you'd always wake up at home, safe in your bed. It's the same thing, when life is too much, I can fold myself into God and let him carry me.

And it was then that the poem Footprints became more than just pretty words. And it was like "Oh snap, someone already realized this?" And not only did they realize it, but they wrote a poem so the rest of us wouldn't have to figure it out on our own. But my thickskulled self has seen it so much from such an early age, I never really read it in depth.

If you've never read Footprints, or haven't read it in a while, you should take the time to do that. For what it's worth, I just liked the image that's attached to this post, but it's not the full poem. Click the link to see that.

And last, but not least, I made good on my promise from last post and finished a short story to publish on Medium.  It's titled The Talk and is a snapshot glimpse into waking up when you're dealing with depression.  Do me a favor and jump over there to read it, please and thanks.

Until next time...

2 Responses so far.

  1. I love this! It's definitely amazing to read this! I've always seen this picture but never thought about it until seeing it on your blog!!! Amazing and I completely agree!

    Jasmine :)

  2. Thanks so much Jasmine! Glad I could share my aha moment with you. And thanks for stopping by my blog!

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