Each of us have a cross we must bare Not all of them are obvious to others or even to ourselves We compare our cross to those of others that we see It doesn't seem right nor does it seem fair When the cross you must carry seems like more than your fair share
But ours is not to judge others burdens as we don't know waht they truly endure Instead we need to turn our eyes inward upon ourselves Don't look at your cross in terms of how much you suffer Or how much you think you've given up Your cross means so much more than that
You think you are living in your own little world Locked up deep inside your hurts Even when we think we are all alone - the world's eyes are upon our lives Our cross is meant to help us grow in many different ways Some are physical, emotional, spiritual or sometimes all of them But just as jesus bore the cross to take away our sins We too must bare our cross for those who are looking in
When you are suffering at your most and want to let loose and scream That's the time to take a step back, breathe for a moment and think about your actions How you react at this critical time can impact so may lives Rather than scream about how unfair life can be This is the time to rise above your misery Put on a smile and look deep inside and somehow you can pull out some good
It may not seem it at the time as you're writhing there in pain But someone is nearby and watching you for what you say and do Your reaction to your circumstances can cause others to question your testimony What a perfect opportunity you have to tell the world of Jesus Jesus, He's the reason that you endure the pain With a smile upon your face and your spirit filled with joy
It doesn't lessen the pain in any way but it helps it to make sense There has to be a reason for our suffering to exist I know without a doubt that when I die here on this earth My broken and decrepit body will rise to heaven and be replaced No longer will I have any pain - just a smile upon my face
So while I am here on earth the crosss that I've been given is something I must bare My job then is to do it in such a way as to bring glory to the Lord If each of us could do this with the cross that we've been given Just imagine how much better this world would be for all the time that we have left for living
So take your cross and place it in the hands of God above And He will help you day by day endure the things that come your way.
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