Obsession

I woke this morning with a thousand words running through my head. The very same words from my pillows bed. These words. These ramblings. They’re like a run-away train. Sometimes this world seems so insane.

Thinking beyond the scope of these pages, I am seized with an overwhelming feeling as my thoughts manifest. 

My heart can only feel what my mind is able to comprehend. My mind can only see what my thoughts allow to hear. 

The world is much bigger than the space in my head. And my head can only hold so many words. So, I write.

I write these words of rumination. A manifestation of life’s destination. Mere questions of truth and foundation. You have permission to do the same, with your own narration of interpretation.

And so, I ask…

Did you ever light a match to watch it burn? How close did it come to the point of no return?

Did you ever draw a line daring yourself to cross over? Did you stare it down? Or step across with composure? 

Is it better to face consequences or never knowing right from wrong?

Are you stronger when a rebel? Or does your strength come from within when you don’t think you’re very strong?

Who is more lonely? Those you want to belong or those who don’t?

Which is valued more? A penny for your thoughts or a penny for the poor?

Have you ever wished you were someone else? And what would that resolve? 

Have you ever thought you deserved much more? How would you feel if you really got what you deserved? 

Is God someone you’ve come to learn or a two syllable word you’ve learned to say? 

Have you ever ignored what should have been heard? Or listened to what should not have been said? 

Have you ever felt sorry for yourself but not for others? 

Have you ever fought for a cause but not for the truth? 

Are mistakes inevitable? Does that make it okay? 

Would you rather be a walking dead man?  Or a dead man risen? Do you even know the difference? 

Is failing ever a good thing? 

Have you ever been the judge? Yet, not want to be judged? 

Which is worse? Not praying at all or praying in vain? 

If you knew you only had twenty four hours left to live, would you do anything different? And would it really be sincere? 

If you had to choose between happiness and joy, which would you choose? Did you know there is a difference between the two? 

How do you distinguish the difference in politically correct and spiritually correct? 

Which is worse? Reading this post and not caring or “liking” but not reading? 

Is anything ever just black and white?

And the question remains of how to see from another’s perspective …or can we? A world of aggravation and lack of discretion….Such is life with our many obsessions.

I pray I always have eyes that see the best in another, a heart that forgives the worst, a resolve that forgets the hurt and a soul that never loses faith in God!

If you’re here, right now, this very moment…please share your thoughts. I’d love to chat.

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8 Replies to “Obsession”

  1. artistinsociety – Author and illustrator. Champion of the expressive personality. Writing and art tutor. Founder of ArtPals group for art-loving girls ages 9 to 13. CEO of myhighimpacttutoring.
    artistinsociety says:

    Hi there, I benefited from the question: If you knew you only had 24 hours to live, would you do anything different?” It also led me to relief about some decisions I have made recently which I wasn’t sure about, where compassion led me to deny practical considerations. Sometimes, we need to see with “spiritual eyes,” and when I can shut out all the well-meaning advice of friends and family and support the people I love who have “messed up” so many times in the past, and continually believe in them, I feel they can then believe in themselves. So glad I did this, with only 24 hours left to live….LOL.

    1. Laura – Knoxville, Tennessee – Hey Friend, Welcome to a part of my small world. Because this is called the "About Me" Page, I probably should say a few things about me. Right? Here goes.... I was a Certified Child Development Specialist for over twenty years, while working with infants, toddlers, Pre-K and Head Start..... I am now a Certified (Christian) Breakthrough Life Coach through Life Breakthrough Academy. I could say so much more between the dot, dot, dots...but I'll spare you the boredom. LOL I am the founder of -Her Journey Towards Change- for women who are (for whatever reason) on their journey towards change. I believe everyone needs that 'go to' person in facilitating change. But, sadly, not everyone does. I know what it's like trying to figure life out but can't seem to get past the 'stuck' mindset. The first step to becoming 'unstuck' is being truthful with yourself. Believe me...I know. This is why I started 'Her Journey Towards Change.' I have a passion and purpose for serving God and for serving women. My hope is to provide you with a valuable service in finding clarity in your struggles, accountability in reaching your goals, assisting with strategies through guidance and support, focus on your God-given talents and unique skills, offer positive insights and new perspectives and eliminate the negativity that might be pulling you down. I truly believe God has given women a uniqueness like nothing else in this world. I also believe when we, as women, understand our identity in Christ, we can know our purpose. And in spite of our challenges, we can live in faith with the hope and joy God desires for us. ~Born and raised as a coal miner's daughter in North Central West Virginia is what keeps me humble. My influence as a Christian, wife, mother and grandmother gives me purpose. Living my life to the fullest and making each day count is what keeps me fulfilled. Using my God-given talents for others simply makes me happy...and living for God is what makes me whole.~
      Laura says:

      Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts. And yes, I love how you share about seeing with spiritual eyes. It’s the only way that gives truth for me. It’s so hard to imagine only having 24 hours to live until something tragic happens and we see things from a different perspective, and then… it’s sometimes temporary and then we go back to our normal thought precess of living with no thought of the future. Appreciate your comments. Hope you visit here again.

  2. Some very deep and thought-provoking questions here Laura. Thank you! The one re: happiness and joy reminds me of a lesson I learned in well over a decade’s time. Like a lot of things, something I didn’t learn in a formal classroom. I’ll take joy… it’s there for the long-haul, if I allow it to be.

    1. Laura – Knoxville, Tennessee – Hey Friend, Welcome to a part of my small world. Because this is called the "About Me" Page, I probably should say a few things about me. Right? Here goes.... I was a Certified Child Development Specialist for over twenty years, while working with infants, toddlers, Pre-K and Head Start..... I am now a Certified (Christian) Breakthrough Life Coach through Life Breakthrough Academy. I could say so much more between the dot, dot, dots...but I'll spare you the boredom. LOL I am the founder of -Her Journey Towards Change- for women who are (for whatever reason) on their journey towards change. I believe everyone needs that 'go to' person in facilitating change. But, sadly, not everyone does. I know what it's like trying to figure life out but can't seem to get past the 'stuck' mindset. The first step to becoming 'unstuck' is being truthful with yourself. Believe me...I know. This is why I started 'Her Journey Towards Change.' I have a passion and purpose for serving God and for serving women. My hope is to provide you with a valuable service in finding clarity in your struggles, accountability in reaching your goals, assisting with strategies through guidance and support, focus on your God-given talents and unique skills, offer positive insights and new perspectives and eliminate the negativity that might be pulling you down. I truly believe God has given women a uniqueness like nothing else in this world. I also believe when we, as women, understand our identity in Christ, we can know our purpose. And in spite of our challenges, we can live in faith with the hope and joy God desires for us. ~Born and raised as a coal miner's daughter in North Central West Virginia is what keeps me humble. My influence as a Christian, wife, mother and grandmother gives me purpose. Living my life to the fullest and making each day count is what keeps me fulfilled. Using my God-given talents for others simply makes me happy...and living for God is what makes me whole.~
      Laura says:

      Oh yes! Joy is the way to go. That’s one thing that keeps me grounded in this world. Happiness is good but joy life giving. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Look forward to future chats.

  3. I pray I always have eyes that see the best in another, a heart that forgives the worst, a resolve that forgets the hurt and a soul that never loses faith in God!…. so good!

    1. Laura – Knoxville, Tennessee – Hey Friend, Welcome to a part of my small world. Because this is called the "About Me" Page, I probably should say a few things about me. Right? Here goes.... I was a Certified Child Development Specialist for over twenty years, while working with infants, toddlers, Pre-K and Head Start..... I am now a Certified (Christian) Breakthrough Life Coach through Life Breakthrough Academy. I could say so much more between the dot, dot, dots...but I'll spare you the boredom. LOL I am the founder of -Her Journey Towards Change- for women who are (for whatever reason) on their journey towards change. I believe everyone needs that 'go to' person in facilitating change. But, sadly, not everyone does. I know what it's like trying to figure life out but can't seem to get past the 'stuck' mindset. The first step to becoming 'unstuck' is being truthful with yourself. Believe me...I know. This is why I started 'Her Journey Towards Change.' I have a passion and purpose for serving God and for serving women. My hope is to provide you with a valuable service in finding clarity in your struggles, accountability in reaching your goals, assisting with strategies through guidance and support, focus on your God-given talents and unique skills, offer positive insights and new perspectives and eliminate the negativity that might be pulling you down. I truly believe God has given women a uniqueness like nothing else in this world. I also believe when we, as women, understand our identity in Christ, we can know our purpose. And in spite of our challenges, we can live in faith with the hope and joy God desires for us. ~Born and raised as a coal miner's daughter in North Central West Virginia is what keeps me humble. My influence as a Christian, wife, mother and grandmother gives me purpose. Living my life to the fullest and making each day count is what keeps me fulfilled. Using my God-given talents for others simply makes me happy...and living for God is what makes me whole.~
      Laura says:

      Thank you so much. Appreciate you stopping by, reading and commenting.😊

  4. Wow! What a thought-provoking post. The question that provoked the most thoughts in me is: How do you distinguish the difference in politically correct and spiritually correct? My answer: Politically correct is saying the right thing; spiritually correct is being the right person.

    1. Laura – Knoxville, Tennessee – Hey Friend, Welcome to a part of my small world. Because this is called the "About Me" Page, I probably should say a few things about me. Right? Here goes.... I was a Certified Child Development Specialist for over twenty years, while working with infants, toddlers, Pre-K and Head Start..... I am now a Certified (Christian) Breakthrough Life Coach through Life Breakthrough Academy. I could say so much more between the dot, dot, dots...but I'll spare you the boredom. LOL I am the founder of -Her Journey Towards Change- for women who are (for whatever reason) on their journey towards change. I believe everyone needs that 'go to' person in facilitating change. But, sadly, not everyone does. I know what it's like trying to figure life out but can't seem to get past the 'stuck' mindset. The first step to becoming 'unstuck' is being truthful with yourself. Believe me...I know. This is why I started 'Her Journey Towards Change.' I have a passion and purpose for serving God and for serving women. My hope is to provide you with a valuable service in finding clarity in your struggles, accountability in reaching your goals, assisting with strategies through guidance and support, focus on your God-given talents and unique skills, offer positive insights and new perspectives and eliminate the negativity that might be pulling you down. I truly believe God has given women a uniqueness like nothing else in this world. I also believe when we, as women, understand our identity in Christ, we can know our purpose. And in spite of our challenges, we can live in faith with the hope and joy God desires for us. ~Born and raised as a coal miner's daughter in North Central West Virginia is what keeps me humble. My influence as a Christian, wife, mother and grandmother gives me purpose. Living my life to the fullest and making each day count is what keeps me fulfilled. Using my God-given talents for others simply makes me happy...and living for God is what makes me whole.~
      Laura says:

      Dawn, Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts. I appreciate your comments. The two are different separate and apart but so many try to make them one.

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