………The challenge is the race to make money to make life comfortable for the kids and for yourself. You have to figure out how to tow the line between being there for your kids and being able to make enough money to take care of them to make them happy and to make you happy as well…
“Finding your truth takes time……..A note to myself and all those who may need some direction in their own lives)“
And by the way, what is your truth?
Your truth is the God in you. The way he has chosen to operate or manifest in you, for which reason he has called you into existence. It is your truth that makes you unique.
Sometimes you’ll cry because you wish you are already there. They say it’s a long way to freedom. And personally, my own journey to finding my truth has been one of such long ways. And I still haven’t arrived at my destination. But on this journey, there has been so many discoveries.
Everyday I see a little more light. And sometimes I wonder why we were not born old and then grow young…lol! Because the older you grow, the more you begin to understand why you shouldn’t even have been afraid of the things that terrified you when you were younger.
Usually there are moments when I feel I am almost there. Then there are these other days when I know I must be patient a while longer. And it’s not a very nice feeling. It’s as if I am lagging. Like I am not being able to keep up. Often everything doesn’t make sense at all. So, I have to tell myself to stop thinking; being the analytical overthinking introvert that I am. All the foregoing thought patterns come as a result of listening to the world instead of listening to the God within. And listening to the God within takes unlearning what you have been taught in our growing up ie. Listen to your parents, listen to your elders, listen to your teachers then you personally add for yourself listen to your friends because they tend to tell you things that are more appealing than all the other people you are supposed to be listening to. And then we slowly get stuck in a pattern of listening to everybody else but ourselves. And that is how come the journey to finding our truth takes time and involves a lot of forward and backward movements in tandem.
So, I believe we all come into this world knowing where we are headed, then we meet other humans, beginning with our parents who cause our minds to sway in so many directions. Then by the time we are ready to take off with our own life, we are lost in the ideologies of so many of these people we have encountered since our infancy.
My kind is rare. And gradually I am beginning to accept it. I usually can’t explain it myself, so I am not even surprised when the people around me don’t get it. I am of a special kind because I realize I don’t even fit in properly in most places. Mostly I feel like I must tag along to belong.
But interestingly, I am beginning to love this different me. Initially I thought there was something wrong with me but reading wide, listening to some great women, and having the rare opportunity of meeting some very special people who believe in my own special is making me gradually embrace who I am.
Life is a blessing and all the people we meet are blessings. Yes, both the great people and the people we find difficult to deal with. We are not created to be islands. There is a reason every person we know is in our lives. Personally, when I meet some “crazy” people, I stop and ask God, “why did you bring this person into my life?” My wide reading has brought me to the understanding that every tough person we must deal with is a reflection of some part of us that needs healing. And so, I am beginning to listen to the feelings that emanate from encountering these people and it’s been helpful really.
Today, I started reading the book “Woman Evolve” and this is the conclusion I have come to. Lord, I rest my case. Just take over and take control. And it brings this theme from Teerific tees to mind, “God as my CEO”.
There’s so much noise in this world, especially for introverts like me. Going into ourselves to find our truth is the only way out. Because we are the temple as has been nicely put in the book of 1 Corinthians Chapter 6 verse 19.
You surely know that your body is a temple where the Holy Spirit lives. The Spirit is in you and is a gift from God. You are no longer your own.1 Corinthians 6:19 (Contemporary English Version)
My mission is to help you become aware. To bring you to see the light a little more. OMTs digest will help you in getting there gradually with her step by step guide in her article “How to practise self-love: The 6 steps approach”, https://omtsdigest.com/2021/04/03/how-to-practise-self-love-the-6-steps-approach/
In essence the love of God, begins from the love of yourself. And that is how you will eventually find your truth one day at a time.
About the Writer
Sharon Deladem Mensah is an IT consultant who specializes in project coordination and technical writing. She loves to write, sing and inspire others. She owns a growing business that sells liquid soaps and detergents.
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………Being a dad means you are still a human being who is able to feel, you are able to cry and feel all the things any human being feels..
I have the best memories as a kid eating ice cream. It was a family tradition that I had with my father. It was nice.