They say, "Hindsight is 20/20." The present always seems to present the past with much clearer and sharper imagery, in ways that you see so much more detail than you did in the moments passed. One thing that I've learned over my short 37 years on this planet is that mistakes NEVER approach you as this: "Say blood, you better watch out for me! I'm a mistake!!" No, they rather approach you as viable options, during times of mental, emotional, financial, even physical instability. These are moments of weakness when the predators of failure, forfeit, confusion, selfishness, etc, come out to play and prey.
You know, the 20/20-ness of hindsight also shows me that mistakes are going to be made by us all throughout our lives. It's a part of being human. It's part of growing. The human factor is one of the most missed factors of life, by those who prefer to judge and criticize others. One who is humble enough to accept the human factor and spend more time looking into a mirror, rather than at others, will find that there is not much time to waste on the human factor in others. When I look at all the flaws within my own vessel, I see a LOT of work that still needs doing, in my own mind, heart, and life. Focusing in on the flaws of others means that I am neglecting something of myself that needs more immediate attention.
The happiness in life that God would like for us to seek and to have is LASTING happiness, and NOT the millions of moments of instant gratification that came and went with our last breath. By taking a thing that was meant for a second and trying to live a life by it, only leads to misery, heartache, resentment, disappointment, and all sorts of negative stuff that God NEVER meant for our hearts to endure. The majority of the trials we face in life are trials we, ourselves, opened our doors to. Spend some time thinking about it, and I'm sure you'll see.
Viable....................(and my thoughts run away).
HAPPY FRIDAY Y'ALL!! I LOVE YOU, EACH AND EVERY ONE!!
Bryan Hollomon Williams