Have you ever come across something that you never even realized you lost? I recently came across an old journal that I didn't know was missing until I found it. Reading some of what was written in it so long ago reminded me of a me, whom I have neither seen nor heard from in pretty close to 19 years. It's amazing that what was written in that day, applies to my life today. Remembering that which had a lot to do with who I am today, is key to moving forward throughout this life. The vision I had of my own life back then was so clear and it often baffles me that I didn't just keep my eyes on that prize, knowing in my heart I had seen the light.
It's funny how we get so busy with moving through life, that we often lose ourselves in the hustle and bustle. We compromise what we should never compromise. We make foolish sacrifices, of things we KNOW we should have never placed on the auction block. But think about the lost & found; the ones at school or such places. Are these things truly lost? Somebody found them and simply put them in a location that they hope will be visited by the one who lost them, left them, or forgot about them.
Finding this journal means a lot to me. It has actually forced me to be honest with myself concerning matters of my own heart. In this honesty, my heart has become reacquainted with a freedom and happiness that once fueled my life, my passion, my desires. There are certain things in our lives that should always be, and there are certain things in our lives that should never have been. The writings of this journal have helped me to identify the lefts that should have been rights, the places I should have only visited rather than set up residence, and the things that truly matter most to me, as Bryan Hollomon Williams, the me that God created me to be.
An eagle catches my eye and leads me to an ocean, as it's waves crash upon the shore. In the peace and calm of this scene, my heart simply says, "Listen," and I will.......
Bryan Hollomon Williams