So, it has been a few weeks and I have not been able to post. but I just wanted to take a moment and talk about the blessings in my life. I was lying in bed last night with a million things on my mind and I just started to think about how fortunate I am and how thankful I am to be at this stage in my life. I think all too often I expect success, or my terms of success way too early in mine and Megan's journey.
As we are preparing to go back to Rome to serve on a mission trip, I was thinking about the people we will be working with and how rough there life has been and with no possible solution in sight. Being homeless at such an early age and not really knowing when money or food will show up....Wow...I just cant even really imagine that. I have always had food, I have always had clothes, transportation, safety, clean water to shower....and it's something I have always taken for granted.
I see people around me who deal with broken families way too often and have dealt with splitting time with each parent for years. I see kids who from the moment they were pretty much born have only had one parent present, I see brothers and sisters who hate each other, moms and dads who can't even stand the sight of each other. How fortunate I am to have escaped that and have had an amazing family my entire existence, thank you God.
As the Christmas season is upon us, how great a time of year it is for giving and receiving, as much emphasis is putting on giving, it's also important to allow yourself to receive. I have struggled with this many times, I don't like people spending money on me when it can go to someone else, but one thing I have learned is that people who want to give you something aren't doing it because they feel obligated they are doing because you are important to them and their life. Allow people to bless you and give to you.
I see young couples often who are either stuck in a sexually addicted dating relationship and can't escape, and I see married couples who seem so unhappy. All I have to say about that is "Put God at the Center".....stop fooling yourself. You can't do it without him there I promise!!! I am so thankful that I have the most amazing wife who loves God more than she does me. Who cares for me and cares for others. We are young yes but I believe we are on a good path for a healthy and LONG marriage......probably with multiple children.
So I know this is a very random post but take a moment and really think about the blessings in your life and I would love to hear back. Have a great day!!