The Famine Within
PREPARE YOUR EYES TO READ AND YOUR HEART TO RECEIVE AS YOU TAKE IN THE WORDS THAT LOOK TO CHANGE LIVES, RENEW HEARTS, AND OPEN MINDS.
When you see the word famine, you automatically think of a lack of food, widespread malnutrition, or starvation. Famine is not always associated with food as it could also refer to the lack of or a shortage. What if I told you that we all have a famine somewhere within our lives that is known or unbeknownst.
Can you identify where the famine is in your life? Some of our life famines can be easily identifiable, while some might not be so familiar to us.
Think about the times you tossed and turned in bed worrying about how you would make ends meet, or the days when you sat in the dark crying, or when you felt the weight of the world was upon your shoulders and you contemplated hurting yourself or someone else. Your list could include money, love, relationships, intimacy, family, friends, employment, health, religion, wisdom, knowledge, peace, forgiveness, grace, or mercy issues.
How have you treated these issues in the past? Some people continue to use drugs or alcohol to forget about matters, while others consume themselves in their jobs. Maybe you engage in sexual escapades and continue to look for "love" when all you want is a partner who will listen, value, encourage, and motivate you. I've seen people leave their religion, searching for other things to help bring clarity to their lives.
Many suffer from depression, anxiety, and stress because they don't have the mental capacity to forgive because of a trauma they endured in their past?
We all have famine in our lives. No one is perfect, and no one has everything. The world's wealthiest and poorest person still has wants. Famine doesn't respect creed, religion, age, race, nationality, gender, or physical abilities.
The people who recognize the lack in their lives will do things to cover up by masking their attitude, attire, and mentality while remaining stagnant and continuing to beg, borrow, wallow, and look for pity for their situation.
We all handle life situations based on the experience and wisdom we know. Famines are in our lives as a test to see if you will stand still or press forward. Our actions will determine if we can fill the void. When enough is enough, you will notice these issues will allow you to make your move and stop the self-sabotaging to help you get to the better road in life.
Take the time to identify your famine, and instead of complaining, crying, stressing, and assessing the same old troubles, get away from the people who can't help you or keep you locked in the same place and seek assistance elsewhere.
Breakaway from being comfortable and use this as your instrument to initiate your call to action to find strength, joy, peace, love, affection, and wisdom.#SPEAK2MYHEART
"Your past life is too small to fit you as you mature into your fullness."