There was a specific time in my life when I was being tested to the max, mentally and physically. In some ways, one might say I am still recovering from being kicked whilst I was down albeit at my own pace, which is one foot at a time, one day at a time.
One of the simplest things I remember from back then, that gave me some momentary respite from all the heaviness and darkness that was in my heart and soul. I just had to take a picture of that precise moment, as a personal reminder for posterity.
Here is the photo that I took…
This reminded me, to keep on going with the flow however hard it felt to try to stay afloat because the answer one would find would be blowing in the wind.
This frozen moment in time gave me hope, a sense of purpose, and a smile once more in my heart. To try and keep remembering my favourite things but most importantly, to remain patient and to keep the faith.
Today I read something that resonated with me, so much so that I just had to create this post.
The blacksmith would heat the metal to a certain temperature to melt off specific impurities, and then he would raise the temperature higher to melt off other impurities. This process would continue until the original ore was purified.
This provided me with the perfect analogy for what trials and tribulations has been decreed for us all, by God’s will.
Any attributes that does not meet the standard would then be filtered out and those who did, would go on to be tested further within our capabilities, until there was some respite in the form of happiness. We are all subjected to alternative waves of different trials and tribulations to help define who we are.
Any undesirables would then, always have their true colours exposed, be found out and then removed. Filtered.
It is also quite the test of good manners, to be patient with the bad ones.
Hence why I see it as a case of, a survival of the fittest.
Always be the best that you can be and strive to be as righteous as you can be.