One day it’s 12:27 am, and you’re sad. Not because of how life is treating you or anything, it’s just because you want someone next to you. Someone who at the end of the day will look at you and smile, asking what you want to have for dinner. You’ll realize that you are longing for love, a comfortable and simple love, one that gives you a reason to shut off the computer, and just have a conversation. You want a companion who will be there, who will be willing to give you space, and who will also keep you close. It’s hard, because as you think, the clock slowly turns to 12:30am, and you are just tired of trying, and you just want it to happen. But it will, and you’ll look back at these late nights, and smile; wishing you could tell your single self that it’s going to be okay, that all the “no’s” were leading you to a beautiful yes. So, as it gets later, you just need to remember that your sadness will be replaced with an overwhelming gratitude that you are loved; and that will be better than all the missed opportunities, and made up dreams that you had.
T.B. LaBerge // It’s 12:34 am and I’m a little sad (via tblaberge
'Before I knew the gospel I gathered up a heterogeneous mass of all kinds of knowledge from here, there, and everywhere; a bit of chemistry, a bit of botany, a bit of astronomy, and a bit of this, that, and the other. I put them all together, in one great confused chaos. When I learned the gospel, I got a shelf in my head to put everything away upon just where it should be. It seemed to me as if, when I had discovered Christ and him crucified, I had got the center of the system, so that I could see every other science revolving around in order.'
Some of the most powerful words in the Bible are “I will be with you.”
Don’t be so aware of your guilt, that you are unaware of your freedom! Therefore, there is now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit (Romans 8:1). Sometimes we can become so riddled with guilt that we lose all sense of freedom. You have to forgive yourself and let it go. Don’t incarcerate yourself with your own guilt. Forgiveness is the key that sets the captives free. Once you repent, God forgives you, and so should you. There is liberty in Christ Jesus! —Stand firm therefore in the liberty that Christ has made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. (Galatians 5:1)
You will find that it is necessary to let things go; simply for the reason that they are heavy. So let them go, let go of them. I tie no weights to my ankles.
You will love being single, you will love not having to talk to anyone or do anything for a day, that you can do whatever you want because you are the master of your own life. But one day, you will realize that you want to be unselfish for someone, that you would rather have a lifetime with another soul than without; and that desire of being “free” that you so long held dear, will become a prison. Loving someone will start to be a freedom for you, and you will break all the chains of solitude that you once loved, just so you can experience the breathing process of loving another; this is when you know, that something within you has changed, and that you will never be the same.
T.B. LaBerge // Things I’m still learning at 25 (via tblaberge