No Purpose, No Point

No Purpose, No Point

The priorities closest to our heart tend to slip further and further away.

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No purpose, no point

You are probably wondering what the heck that even means.

But it is exactly how it sounds.

I had this revelation while I was really sick for a week straight. My days consisted of mostly sleeping, laying on the couch, and watching Netflix obviously. It was all I could do. I felt that death was upon me, and a horrible flu turned into pneumonia. Each and every day, I was hoping I'd feel better, and with each day I wanted to just simply sleep the pain away. For some, this may sound like a dream come true to watch Netflix for that many days straight. But for me, it simply forced myself and my crazy chaotic life to slow the heck down. I had my whole week planned out from morning to night, and getting pneumonia simply turned my plans into a disaster real quick.

Surprisingly, I was not stressed.

It was almost like a relief. Life I had just won the game monopoly and received a free pass to hide from every human being I could possibly know and actually take time to myself for once. Much needed time to myself. FORCED time to myself. I think as human beings we tend to forget to carve out such a special and much needed time as this, and instead we get so wrapped up in keeping ourselves busy and constantly surrounding our life around people to keep our mind off REAL things. Maybe we all need to have a week as this to fully grasp the importance of the priorities in our lives instead of getting caught up in the ways of living in society.

Which is constant busyness.

Since when did choosing alone time over hanging with a group of friends become lame?

Alone time, is actually GOOD thinking time.

I think as human beings it's so easy to get caught up in the way the people around us are living their life. It's so easy to get caught up in the trendy lifestyle we call our culture, and we can become numb to it. I think we are constantly just looking for the next best thing, or becoming too focused on the latest trend- what's in and what's not. And we do this without even realizing it. The priorities closest to our heart tend to slip further and further away, and new things start to take its place. Things that used to be important to us, might not even mean a dang thing anymore.

Becoming SO busy and caught up in this thing we call life:

We tend to forget what's really important to us. We forget the bigger picture.

We tend to live life for other people. Not for ourselves.

We tend to care a little too much about what other people think.

It's time to make the important things a priority again.

It's time to go after the desires in your heart, even if they're crazy.

It's time to be different.

It's time to quit pleasing the one's that don't really matter.

It's time to take a step back and make sure your priorities align with your heart.

And, it's time to find your acceptance within, and not in the ways of the world.

This one is for you. This is for the people that have become so busy, and obsessed with fitting in. This is for someone who needs to do things differently. This is for that one person who is too afraid to take that one step.

This is for the people that have put others before themselves a little too often.

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