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As each year adds to my age by one, I truly believe it brings just that much wisdom. With wisdom comes knowledge. When I was young there were some things of my past I would tell myself I needed to forget, and never remember. As I am older and wiser, I realize that indeed it is important to remember the things that brought pain, shame, and what not along with the good things. It was part of who we were at that moment, in that season of our lives. It is often those things that mold us into what we are NOW. It is difficult to conjure up those feelings, and to deal with them,but the older I get the more I realize how important it is to share those things. There are hurting people out there, those who need guidance, and even those who simply just want to know they are not alone. God is indeed at work in this season of my life, and it is through taking time to remember where I once was, that I appreciate where I am right now. I find contentment through taking time to remember. Just this week, I had to be taken back to realize others who know me now but not then ~ may not understand that I indeed get their struggles. I get how hard it is to purposely sit down and read the Word of God ~ for enjoyment no less! I get how easy it would be to stay snuggled under the covers on a Sunday morning, rather then fighting for a parking spot, and putting on a happy face for church. I have been there! I have been where my kids are so small and busy that we felt lucky to have clean towels and a hot meal!
It is when we REMEMBER, that we allow ourselves to become transparent and real to those who only see a shadow of who we are today.