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The Times It Made Sense

When I was a kid I used to think a lot about my future. When I got a little older I read somewhere that the future changes every time you look at it. Now I believe that I must have thought of all the fun and exciting futures, and that it’s the reason why I’m stuck with this one. And when I was kid, I thought that the definition of a martyr was someone who easily accepts defeat. Later on, I found out that a martyr is a victim. Now I’m not sure they are any different because people tell me that I, alone, is in charge of my destiny.

My mother dragged me to church last Sunday, and despite my disposition, I was saved. The pastor said that the inflictions dealt by life are our devils. He said that an addiction is a devil; a financial shortcoming is a devil; an illness is a devil. He says name your devil and the Almighty will rid you of it. I got down on my knees that night to pray and when the Good Lord ask me to name my devil, I told him that my devil was me.

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Comments

  • LauraBroussard
    LauraBroussardalmost 3 years ago

    I can relate…. you put to words, the way I feel.
    Great write, bloorain xx

  • Thanks, Laura. In fighting yourself, you win or lose depending on how you look at it

    – bloorain

  • autumnwind
    autumnwindalmost 3 years ago

    wow.

  • Big smile Thanks for faving!

    – bloorain

  • Arco Iris  R
    Arco Iris Ralmost 3 years ago

    I have to agree with Shar. WOW!!!! Very profound thinking and your conclusion really hit me. Great one.

  • Thank you :) It’s a release to share

    – bloorain

  • Kirstine Dieckmann
    Kirstine Dieck...almost 3 years ago

    I can relate to this very well.
    And that last line broke my heart, in fact this whole piece did. It’s so very true.
    But, I guess, if we can be our own devils, we can be our own angels too.

  • Kirstine, I really want to believe that. The one thing I want (we all do, I suppose) is to be at peace with myself :)

    – bloorain

  • IzzyGumbo
    IzzyGumboover 2 years ago

    yeah, I gave that devil my name too but like you…
    I’m still here also… xo

  • :) We’ll figure it out. Thx for the fav!

    – bloorain

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