Thursday, August 14, 2008
It is Always Darkest Before the Dawn
Just like a tree that bears fruit needs to be pruned back so that the fruit will be sweet, juicy, healthy, and abundant, we also in life experience events and circumstances that leave us feeling as though we have been pruned....Our lives sometimes feel like a pruned tree that looks lifeless, leafless, and almost dead...It is in these times that we need to be fertilized and given time to gather our energy for a re-birth or a transformation...Patience with ourselves is extremely important, we can't live life in warp speed and always expect warp speed results....Just like gourmet cooking and fine wine take time to achieve delectable results, we many times experience what feels like a dead zone in life when we might not realize that this dead zone or depression or financial drought or however our hurdle presents itself, this time is in reality a time when we are being tested, to see if the wonderful, glorious, prosperous, joyful times in life are going to keep coming.....If we give up in this testing time when things seem dark then we never experience the beautiful dawn when the sun cracks the sky, colored hues streaking across, and the sweetness of life comes shining through our windows! Don't give up when your bliss is just around the corner! Remain thankful, grateful, positive, and hopeful......Have faith that God won't let you down now!!! or ever! It is sad when we lose faith and more difficult to get back on the right path, but it can be done!!! All things are possible, they might just take more work! It is always darkest before the dawn, but when your dawn breaks, it is just like new life has filled every corner of your being and nothing can hold you back from jumping with both feet into the glorious sun of you new day!