Guest Writer - Coming up Empty
Mavis Writes: We are officially on our fifth guest writer, and as all things go I must say that I am pleasantly surprised every time I read the blog entries. Almost as though I cannot begin to understand why such great writers are letting sheer talent go untapped into. With so much wisdom, form their own personal journeys, to give. If you are reading this and have a passion for writing, and still have not started blogging, kindly start. I am actually asking, please? Nonetheless, we have Beata who calls herself Betty as our fifth guest writer, a faithful reader who always gives me feedback on my blog entries. Something I appreciate with all my heart. Let's get to know her, shall we?
1. What is the one thing you wish people knew about you?That am a cup full with so much love to give.
2. What motto do you live by?
Surely the sun will shine again.
3. Who inspires you and why?
A lot of women, who go out of their way to give to the needy.
4. What is the hardest lesson life has taught you?
It is never as it seems, because life is simply not black or white.
5. What was your happiest moment
(the first thing that comes to mind)?
Being in his presence of the Lord. "The joy of the Lord is my strength"
Coming up Empty
Being a young adult with hopes and dreams, I believed I had the world at my feet. Well... at least I thought so. I was both educated and oozed of sophistication such that those in my inner circle everybody in my circle looked up to me. The paradox is that they did not know that I struggled with the one thing that most inspired them.
Like many other girls, I hoped to find a prince charming. I wanted to build a world with my significant other. I was he one that the people in my inner circle would come to for relationship advise. Only, I would not apply the said advise into my own life, as the saying goes, "a doctor can't cure himself".
I felt empty, the kind of emptiness nobody was able to fill. This stemmed from having childhood issues as I did not grow up with a mom nor dad. Love would creep in, yet would go as quickly as it came. I was yearning for more, I wanted more. I deserved more. However, with every encounter I had with a man, it simply left me emptier, bitter and lacking.
The only place I looked for comfort, is the very place that deepened my emptiness. All I longed for was warmth, completeness, security, love and fulfillment. My longing to belong turned into my very own nightmare and the void worsened.
I needed saving, but I was the one who was drowning. Having created an atmosphere of having t all together, I found myself alone. I wondered, how was I going to save myself? Every encounter with a man left me in tears, confusion and loss. I had so many questions but no answers. Nothing seemed to go right.
At some point the, I found the light which saved me from drowning. It cam from a verse I now treasure.
"Seek first the kingdom and his righteousness
and all these things will be given to you as well".
That is how I was able to find myself and mold the relationship that was able to fill the void. A relationship with God. I finally found myself. I found myself in Him.
Guest Writer: Beatha Betty Hashali
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love , true love and that was just me, I didn't need another to close the void but self love did it.