My personal motivation to you
Your'e going under. You feel the weight and pressure upon you. It's so intense your ears want to explode, your head is spinning, and your feeling of joy has now turned to a numb, bitter memory. You just need a breather, but breathing isn't an option anymore. You want to scream, but you know no one will hear or if they do they won't help. You sink into prideful thoughts of negativity. Your mind races for desperation. You feel like dying is better than this painful overwhelming agony. Your'e gasping for air, looking frantically around for some sign of life or help, but you are alone. You are too deep, and you are coming to the point of being lifeless. You are dead.
They say drowning, is the most peaceful death, but I'd disagree. It sounds awful to me! The feeling of choking, searching for air that isn't there, and using all your strength to not allow your lungs to collapse does not come to me as peaceful. It sounds scary to me. Life can be like that sometimes. Have you ever felt like you were drowning in your thoughts? Have you ever felt like you were drowning in an overwhelming burden in your life? Have you ever felt numb to the world around you because you drowned in too much pain and decided to throw away your emotions?
We live in an imperfect world that's is full of sorrow. Come to the realization that your expectations of the "perfect, happy life" will never come. I don't mean that to discourage you. If you keep racing for a finish line that isn't there, are you gonna make it? Set goals that are possible. Don't dive deep into life's waters searching for the pearl of perfection if it's not there. You might find some treasures that will satisfy you for a moment, but it won't last. You know it won't last. It's gonna get old, and lead to devastation. Your going to choke yourself out; you wonder why your exhausted. Your'e running around searching for something, thinking you found it, and then crushing your dreams when you realize you didn't.
Go into life prepared. Knowing that life on this earth doesn't supply what you long for, look somewhere else. Look to the one who created you; the God of you, me, and this life knows better. Instead of jumping into these muddied waters we call life alone, ask God to prepare you for what's coming. There is going to be a lot of pain, trials, pressure, temptation, and sin that will fill your life. God can help you take those burdens. Without God, we might be able to go through life, swim up for air when we need it, and find things that satisfies our hurts so we don't have to think about our pain; but once the burdens pile on, and the load becomes too heavy to carry alone, we sink. We sink and sink and sink leading us to more sinful choices, more pain, and more burdens. The deeper we go into the sin, the muddier and darker the waters get. Life will hold you down until you suffocate in your pain.
When you come to that moment, when you realize you need help, don't neglect the choice of asking for God's help. Cry out, from the bottom of life's abyss, to the God of salvation! He will snatch you up and give you the help you need. God will love you, save you, and prepare you for the trials your future holds. Your burdens will become light with God's strength. He will teach you to swim against the current, push back on life's anguish, and come up for the breather you need. God will you show you how to have joy through suffering. He makes living life a totally different experience. Find a new life in God. Let him bring you to the surface, take a deep breath, and overcome the struggles that life is full of.
Matthew 11:28-29 English Standard Version (ESV)
28 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
2 Corinthians 12:10 English Standard Version (ESV)
10 For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
Hi, I am Michael Jaymes. I am only 18, but I've decided to start to write. I feel a burden on my heart that I have much to say, so why not share it? I want to be heard and I want to touch the lives of others. What is a better way than through the internet? I have made my life motto, "I just want to be a blessing." It's time for me to live it out.