There's a pain that hurts,
A pain that strangles;
a pain that kills
A pain that's more like a knife.
There's also a pain that teaches– a pain that makes you grow
A pain that helps release– the heartaches you've once known
A pain that molds and the pain that makes you, you.
Two kinds of pain. Yes.
Two kinds of pain that paints life with two different brushes;
Two types of pain that tells us it's up to us –
whether we hate or we frown,
or we learn the lesson and grow.
In the end, there's always pain.
One you have to live with and one you have to let go.
I will never get this post done, unless I start writing it.
I have spent the past 2 months or so badly wanting to come up with another blog entry, but I felt like my words are just as lifeless as I was already becoming. I have already put up polls more than a month ago on my Instagram Stories to hopefully aid me in a post I wanted to write which was about ministry: what it is, what it is not and touch on its importance in our Christian growth. To be honest, I started writing it, but I could never end it. I could never come up with words to add at least a second paragraph. It's difficult, so difficult when there's emptiness but I still want to pour into others. Slowly, I am losing the glow, the excitement and the fun in blogging-- only to realize that what I perhaps needed was a rest from the ordinary so I can draw nearer to the Extraordinary.
Well, hello to everyone reading this! It has seriously taken so long before I found myself some time to write an entry for The Sunday Currently series. Anyone in here love Easter? I do! I totally love the refreshing feeling that comes along with it that it's as if I've never heard of the Easter story before. This day might be April Fools', but Jesus conquering death is no joke at all! It's one solid truth that we have in Jesus.
Aside from getting to spend it with my church family and relatives, I love how Easter also brings unity in the body of Christ — something that doesn't always happen, but is in fact possible.
That being said, here's an addition to my Sunday Currently entries. Hope y'all like it!
It seems like, in human nature, one of the hardest things we've ever had to deal with is change. Every time we are taken away from our comfort, our natural instinct is to desperately hold on to that thing we feel completes us, our entire being. All of these to say that seasons do change. In one way or another, going through periods of uncertainty, emptiness and brokenness only leads us to a better understanding of what remains certain and unchanging through it all.
Humanly speaking, I cannot think of a foolproof way to deal with the changing seasons in life because of the inevitable pain, anxiety and fear that sometimes come along with it, but I looked up these verses in the Bible that fortunately helped me come up with this post. It has encouraged me, I hope it does for you too.
Into the last day of February! How has your month been? Mine was going steady until this week where things were shaken up a bit; faith was tested but trust and confidence in God surely heightened to new levels.
I live an ordinary life; striving and making it work in the giant sandpit aka Dubai. My life isn't perfect (I wish it was!) But I guess there's something about the imperfection in my journey that makes it worth the write and share. I believe that we don't have to have everything figured out because if we do, a lifetime won't be enough.
Rest if you must, but don't you quit!
The Sunday Currently vol 15 (Easter Sunday)
The changing of seasons and what it teaches us
A season of pruning and refining
3 years into blogging + things I learned and unlearned
The Sunday Currently vol. 14
Louvre Museum, Abu Dhabi
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