Archive for September, 2017

Long Distance Relations

Christian Living, Encouragement, Something Different | Posted by Inpulse1
Sep 17 2017

 

There’s something lacking, or even wanting about long distance relationships. I should know. I have been in one for about a decade or two now. The friendship started out locally, and I was in 7th heaven. Even though I couldn’t believe it, actually refused to believe it, I knew it was the first and last, solid relationship I would ever be in. How did I know? Because from the very beginning I cried every time I laid my eyes on her. It was, and is, a journey of ups and downs, misunderstandings, and growth. So it has run almost the full spectrum of emotions. 

However it quickly unraveled. They say that time moves so fast while you are having fun. And within just a short while I saw my heart, if not my life, being torn away from me. My love moved away from me, to the other side of the world. Actually she moved from the west to the east coast. But it did, and does, feel like the other side of the world. 

Imagine a loving mother, being suddenly torn away from it’s newborn child. She’s so full of anguished that something that had been growing inside of her the past nine months has suddenly been taken from her. There is a sense of sudden emptiness, fear and shock. I mean, “How could this happen to me?!” More so…”Why did this happen it me?!” Yeah…the emotions run high, the insanity is over the roof. There is a mental breakdown that leaves you gasping for air. Over the next couple of days, weeks, or even months it would seem like you are slowly dying inside. You walk around mostly like a zombie, without feelings, without substance. 

You know there is no replacement for what you have lost. Sure, you have your faith…in the back of your mind, there is a voice screaming that you’ll find something better, something that will cover your heart…but that idea quickly vanishes into the mist, because you know it’s a lie. You know that what you have lost will never be again. 

And that changes you. It stops you from allowing anybody, or anything back in. You end up putting up walls. Of course, the wall is not complete. You realize that you left out a small cornerstone. But that cornerstone turns out to be the weakest point in the whole system. Yeah, that cornerstone can still fit it. It can be fashioned and created to fit perfectly into your walls. It’s a strong one though, and unknown to you at the moment, it serves a dual purpose: it can either keep the walls up, or bring them crashing down around you. 

Walls are meant to keep things out, or keep them in. Most of the time, they accomplish both. But walls can be overcome. You can either always scale them, or bust through them. Yes, they are hard walls, they are high, and you take forever to walk around them. But they aren’t ever meant to be impossible. 

Distance, however, is a totally different thing. Yeah, sometimes it seems like you can love from afar. But you are only going to fool yourself eventually. One or two miles is nothing. Even 200 miles is nothing. You can still manage to do something within that distance. But anything over that and you find that while your heart is still effective, it just starts beating less and less.

The only thing that keeps it going is a word, but that word needs to be a constant thing. It doesn’t need to be repeatable, but it does need to link to a chain that is constantly being pulled on, pulling you closer and closer. The only thing is that you each might pull with all your strength on opposite ends, and yet due to the distance of the chain, you cannot tell if you are making a difference. 

Words of love can never actually grow silent. But due to the distance between two souls, they can often be left unheard.

End of Days and the Walking Dead

Christian Living | Posted by Inpulse1
Sep 13 2017

I’m totally blown away by dates….never followed them at all. When I was in the cult system they were under the impression that their days were numbered…meaning any moment now. They basically closed their doors to any outsiders, and just waited it out. The days came and went…and nothing happened.

I’m sorry to throw a wrench into the theological end days systematic outlook, but I fully believe that each of us has his/her own end day. The “rapture” happens every single day, hundreds if not thousands perhaps meet Jesus “in the sky” every day.  

These same people, these Christians, have been through trials and tribulations. We know this because the Bible tells us that every Christian will go through them. It’s simply a fact that not all of us will go through the same exact trials and tribulations. Although I must admit, the trials are always of faith, and the tribulations are always ongoing and consistent.

Death happens every day and night, it knows no boundaries.

Yes, there are even the walking dead among us. Their lives have turned meaningless and they truly have no souls. Why? I don’t know…perhaps a lack of faith, or a denial of God’s existence. 

Just my thoughts today.

Please keep praying for the Hurricane Survivors in the East Coast, and always remember if you are nearby and able, everyone of those souls needs a light of hope!