Hey friends, it’s been awhile.
I promise you haven’t missed much. All the same thoughts and feelings are here. Not a whole lot has changed since the last few posts; some days are easier than others and some days are harder than others. Regardless, I do not want this post to be a total repeat of the last few posts I’ve written so allow me to tell you a story.
This morning I was scrolling through my Twitter, laughing and smiling at the funny things I’ve posted and liked throughout the year. I decided to tune up my profile a little bit so I changed the profile and cover photos, but of course that meant I needed to change my bio too. Hey if you’re going to change one thing, might as well change everything.
Anyway, for the first time in a very very very long time, I decided to read my pinned tweet which was posted December 31, 2016. It reads:
Part of me looks at that tweet and thinks, “Kira, you’re absolutely right. It’s these hard times that shape you and this is a huge growing opportunity for you.” The other part reads that and thinks, “Kira, you basically asked for this. What did you get yourself into?” Of course, all jokes aside, tweeting this did not lead to this season of my life, but it is quite ironic and almost humorous.
As 2017 comes to a close (that’s a crazy thought) somewhat soon, let me tell you my “wish” definitely came through. I’m dealing with a lot in this crazy life right now. I am definitely being challenged.
Two questions, one, what do I want to takeaway from this post? Two, what do I want you to remember from reading this post?
I’m right about what I said. It’s the challenges and the struggles that shape me. I need to be challenged because that’s how I learn. As much as I wish everything could suddenly go right, right now, I wouldn’t gain anything from that “perfect” experience.
You know honesty matters to me and to be honest, even after finishing this post and knowing that this season I’m going through will help me grow in the end, I will still continue to struggle, physically and mentally. But I promise you, I will work on it. I promise you I will continue to keep that in mind and to realize that I am simply going through a tough season.
This is what I want you to understand too. It really is a crazy, hard & amazing life. It’s the challenges and the struggles that will shape you. If I can do this, you can too, we got this.
For the Lord will not cast off forever, but, though he cause grief, he will have compassion according to the abundance of his steadfast love; for he does not afflict from his heart or grieve the children of men.