Saturday, November 10, 2007

As I sit here in the silence, I feel actually relieved. Life is loud. Life is fast. Life is always going. Sometimes I feel that when you slow down, when you take time to see things, then you truly can appreciate what's in front of you.
Personally, I have always been a forward thinker. One to plan things accordingly and if they didn't go that way then it's a lost cause. As of late, I've been feeling God slowly whisper to my soul to take things slow. In my relationships, in my walk with Him, in life in general.
A wise man once told me "the days are long, but the years are fast." If you take a second and think about it, there is so much truth in just that little statement. We live our days as get up, go to school, get work done, play some sports, come home, eat sleep shower and do it all over again. When you think of the day at hand before you do it it's like how am i going to do this, then you blink and it's all over. Things don't need to be fast or rushed, life shouldn't be like that.
More than ever I've come to appreciate the time that's there to make things grow. In my growing with someone personally, I have found that God takes care of those who wait patiently for His hand in it. It's been amazing.
I want to enjoy being 20. I want to remember these days. I want to live them in an upright and passionate way so that everything I do shouts the praises of God. Never do I want to look back and say I just survived but thank God that's over with. I yearn to look back and be like God used me, He put amazing people and amazing situations in my path for a reason. There's a reason for the present, and that is to take hold of it. So that's what I'm going to do.
We are but a moment in the time scale of eternity, but if we are just that moment then let's make it burn bright. Burn as a heart united for something bigger than ourselves, burn for a love that people can actually feel and know personally, burn for a desire to take everything as it's given and be strengthen and encouraged by the people that God has put around us.
As much as I may want things over with because I'm worried about certain situations or events, I have come to realize that in the whole grand scheme of things there's no point in worrying. There's no point in drama where people get stressed. There's no point in all this pain that's so evident in today's society. All we must have in our minds is that faith, hope, and love for the generation today is what calls out. And I hope I never wish for another day gone, because that just means one less day to cherish with God and with people who could experience that love as well......

Michael Tropea

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