How Many Times will I Learn This? Quite possibly the most obscene comparison i've ever made.
How many times will I learn this? When will solitude and loneliness no longer catch me off guard even though I prepare against it? To me, it seems that I have revisited this feeling far to often.
Miley Cyrus definitely had the “came in like a wrecking ball” thing so right. The most disturbing part about watching that video is knowing that she is riding a wrecking ball into a wall with nearly any clothes on at all. I’m just saying, if I am gonna ride a wrecking ball into wall…I’m gonna be wearing a snow suit at least. I mean how foolish, right? Miley, get a grip and put some dang clothes on. Maybe it wouldn’t have hurt so much if you would have just made sure you had the proper attire on. The wrecking ball would not have the power over you that you’re giving it. Right?
Well, maybe I am a little bit like Miley too. Maybe I see loneliness coming every time. I try my best to prepare. I try everything in my earthly mind to come to grips with the fact that I will have no roommate, or don’t understand why I was called to my job this semester, or not be able to perform as well in school as I would like. I try to talk about it a lot so it feels like i’m dealing with it. I ignore it and hope that I forget it was ever an insecurity so I can continue living my life happily.
What did I not do? What did I totally miss every time? Well, the same thing Miley missed. Clothes. Now bear with me. Should I have not, this entire time been clothing myself with the Word? After clothing myself in the Truth and righteousness of the Word, should I have not been totally drenching myself and all of these situations in the hope and peace of our God?
I’m not saying that any of this will be easy. In fact, it seems like a lot of work. But is it worth it to wake up every morning not feeling hopeless but instead hopeful? To go to bed not feeling like my day was wasted but instead like I have invested time into the kingdom and understanding it better?