Every Face

Every face has a story.

Every face has an origin.

Every face has a life to be lived.

Every face has struggle. Pain. Questions.

Every face has happiness. Joy. Something to give.

Every face has worth.

Every face has knowledge.

Every face has beauty.

Every face has an end.

Every face has a story. You get to write your story.  You get to share your story.

Distracted?

What is the purpose of life?  Why am I here?  Why are you here?  We live in a time like no other.  The speed at which our culture is moving and developing is unprecedented!  We are moving at a speed that is uncontrollable, unmanageable.  Definitely, unhealthy!  Each day we are inundated with information over-load, technology over-load.  We are inundated with so much temptation and distraction.  Distraction.  You are distracted.  I am distracted.  We are distracted.  We have so much, yet so little.  With all of the availability to information, education, medicine, technology, etc.  Our country as a whole, is the sickest, unhealthiest, and most uneducated it has ever been.  We are literally killing ourselves!  Imploding!  We are completely DISTRACTED!  We have lost touch, lost sight of reality.  We think we know, BUT, we don’t.  We think we have it all together, all figured out, BUT, we don’t.  We think we know what’s best for us, for our kids, BUT, we don’t.  We are lost.  Lost in pride.  Lost in the sea of distractions.  We are caught up in ourselves.  Caught up in our families.  Our careers.  Our “guilty” pleasures.  Caught up in the “next big thing.”  Caught up in distractions.  We are dieing.  We are losing.  We are being deceived.  What is the purpose of life?  Why are you here?  You don’t know, because you are distracted.

Struggle

We all struggle.  We all have struggles, and go through struggles throughout our life here on this earth.  We all go through periods of great joy and satisfaction.  We all go through periods of great sorrow and pain.  No matter who you are, where you are from, or what color of skin you have, you struggle.  I struggle.  We ALL struggle.  This social-media culture we are living in is not reality.  It does not portray reality.  It is a mere highlight reel of people’s lives.  We only present the good, happy, and exciting occurrences within our lives.  We only post and allow the world to see what we want it to see.  What we want the world to know about us.  Very rarely, if ever, do we allow the world to see our struggle.  Our hurt.  Our pain.  Our anxieties.  Our fears.  Reality is, our lives are full of struggle.  Full of frustrations.  Full of questions.  Full of searching.  Whether we admit it or not, reality is reality.  We struggle.  We ALL have struggles, go through struggles.  We are human.  We are NOT perfect.  No one has it ALL figured out.  All put together.  Don’t be afraid to share.  Don’t be afraid to share your struggles.  Don’t be afraid to share your hurt.  Your pain.  Your anxieties.  Your fears.  Don’t be afraid to be real.  The real you.  The authentic you.  As you share your struggle, your story, others will relate.  Others will understand, they will be moved, inspired.  Your story may positively and powerfully impact someone else.  You never know.  You will never know if you don’t share.  Whatever you are going through today, don’t allow yourself to be overwhelmed.  Don’t allow the struggle to snuff out your light, your joy, or your passion.  This to shall pass.  The end will come.  Keep going.  Keep stepping.  Continue to share.  One day at a time.  Allow your struggles to teach you.  Allow them to grow you, mature you.  Change you for the better.  Always remember, you are NOT alone.  You are NOT the first person, the only person, going through what you are going through right now.  There are others.  People are available to help, even when it seems like they are too busy.  People are available.  People actually want to help, long to help.  But YOU, you have to be willing to share, to be real, to let go of the pain.