When I see the world at war I fear for our world. Terrorists want us to live in fear. I believe in God & His promises but it’s still scary to watch everything that is happening. Sometimes I even feel guilty eating , shopping, sleeping in a warm bed etc. when I know there’s adults & children starving & living in poverty. I stay grateful because I know it can all be taken away in the blink of an eye.
The earliest conversations as a kid in High school with my grandpa went a little like this :
Grandpa: “I don’t believe in God because if He was so good why would he let all these bad things happen”
Me: Give your life to Jesus grandpa it’s the only way,
God sent His only Son into the world to die for the world and to defeat evil. Evil was defeated officially at Christ’s first coming through His death and resurrection (Colossians 2:14, Hebrews 2:14, Ephesians 4:7-12)
Grandpa: Oh nevermind
Yup my grandpa is an atheist but my grandma and mom believed in God. My grandpa & little sister call me a Jesus freak but I don’t care. It is what it is. Everyone is on their own journey & I can respect that.
I’m a sinner, you are a sinner, we all sin in different ways. No one is perfect. Bless those who curse and do evil against you & against the world.
We were given free will. Humans are capable of free choices that bring disease, disaster and death. This is the world in which we live. We all have a choice to be good or evil. Some people don’t even have a choice & it’s what they are born into.
I have been through so many ugly moments in my life & have seen evil but I have never nor will I ever question God. His love is the only thing that can get me & us through it all.
All I can do is pray. That’s all we have. The Father, The Son & the Holy Spirit. Each day is a gift, we are so blessed to have freedom.
He promised us eternal life. I do want to get to Heaven.
Life is short. We will never know how long it will last or what age we will be when have our final curtain call.
We all should be prepared to meet our God at any moment.
Nobody’s invincible, no plan is foolproof. We all must meet our moment of truth
I shall fear no evil for thou art with me. For thou art God, my strength, the mighty counsellor, the Prince of peace, the Father of the age to come. Yea, O Lord our God, spare thy creature and save thy servant from every harm and influence brought about by the evil person and preserve him/her safe above every evil.
God indeed is my savior; I am confident and unafraid. My strength and courage is the Lord, and he has been my savior” (Isaiah 12:2 ).
BUT Marriage & Children do not stunt your career Wendy. She is right to an extent, but there are exceptions, and no one broad stroke is right for everyone! I believe balance is a technique that can be learned thru experience & where can successfully find everything. In my particular situation my husband & I work together and we have found our balance.
I believe each woman is different & everything is not for everybody. And when you have a good man he encourages you to follow your dreams & goals. And when you have a good woman she will encourage you to follow your dreams & goals.
It’s really sad when women judge women I mean why can’t we support & encourage each other? A stay at home mother is not better than a mother who has a career & vice versa.
In My Opinion
It’s okay for women to work & have their family, mom, trusted babysitter to help them out. If a woman says she doesn’t need help with raising her baby she is a liar. Everyone needs help with their baby it is tough & my heart goes out to all the single mothers out there who don’t have the luxury of having family/friends/babysitters to help them.
When you meet a wonderful person and marriage is the next step, you have to be clear about the finances, religious practices, child rearing concepts, and YOUR future individual goals
What is right for one person is not right for another person. We don’t have the same DNA, we are all human yet we are all different.
Women are individuals, starting a family after 30 is a personal choice
There is no way you can judge a stay at home mother
There is no way you can judge a mother who also wants to have her own career
Judging people doesn’t define who they are, It defines who you are