Just call me….
For years now I have been labeled a redneck, hick, country boy…etc. been thinkin about that a lot here lately. And this is what I’ve come up with.
I am! I like all things country. Muddin, fishin, huntin, fixin things, trucks, boots, jeans, cowboy hats, southern girls (married to a REAL Cajun) and country music. I am country to the core!!! I have hard core country values that make me who I am! I love my God, my family, and my country! And I will defend ALL of them with my life if need be.
Bein “country” is who/what I am and I take pride in that. My football and sports teams are ALL from Texas…which is where I live! Call me whatever stereotype you want. But I am COUNTRY and that will NEVER EVER change!!!
Humanity or Divinity?
Why do we care so much about what people think? Is it really that important? Do they lose as much sleep as I do? Do they care what I think about them as much as I care about what they think of me? Do they concern themselves about what concerns me?
There is one answer to ALL of the above questions…NO!!!! They are busy living their lives and aren’t really concerned about yours. ESPECIALLY if you aren’t living YOUR life the way THEY want you to. Friends, family, church folk…they’re ALL guilty of it. There has been so many nights that I have been so hurt and upset because I wasn’t getting the response I wanted to certain things that I had said, done, or accomplished. I thought to myself…”How can they be so cold and hard hearted?” Then it hit me! They really don’t have any real concern for me since I decided to live my life for me. Once I made some major decisions that went against what THEY thought was best for me…they’ve all but wrote me off. Yeah they are still “nice” to me because it’s the “Christian” thing to do. But sometimes I question their “Christianity”. Because that is not how God operates! I know this because he has NEVER left me and I am of his utmost concern. But humanity can’t comprehend his divinity. We can’t comprehend his way of thinking nor understand his ways.
So what I am trying to say is…be less concerned about pleasing humanity and be more concerned with pleasing God. Follow him and you will NEVER be disappointed or let down.
This has got to be a new “motto” to live by!!! People are so fickle. They don’t wanna stand by you when life is beating you down. But when you survive the fight and blessings start to flow…that when they wanna be your friend. Not anymore. You wanna be my friend…then be there for me and be there with me when life is beating the crap outta me as well as when the blessings are flowing!!!
Keep your head up!
It’s at the moment when you ask yourself what did I do? Did I make a major mistake or is this part of the “growing” process. There’s so many times that I have just wanted to tell the world to kiss my grits and walk, or drive at high speeds, away from it all! But then I remember that everything has a purpose and that purpose is part of our destiny. Things are so stinking tough right now with having to start completely over. But God has blessed me beyond measure and definitely more than I deserve. Those blessings are the only thing keeping me going right now. So…I will keep going and keep my head held high so that way I can see what’s headed my way. Keep us in your prayers and we will keep you in ours.