Have you ever wished to turn the tides of time? Go back and undo every mistake you made with everybody? Mend the ways with old friends, and be friends again? I know I have. They say the eyes are the window of the beholder, meaning everything you do, you capture with your eyes. Mistakes, birth, death, beauty and darkness. Everything. Those mistakes you made in the past, will always be with you. Those errors you made with some friends, will always haunt you. Those people you see die, will be in your memories forever. No matter what you do, you capture everything with your eyes, your ears and your mouth. James 3 teaches that the tongue is like fire, and what say can hurt people and their character.
And the tongue is a fire, a world of unrighteousness. The tongue is set among our members, staining the whole body, setting on fire the entire course of life, and set on fire by hell. James 3:6
So the things we say can harm others, and ruin friendships too. Something that can make us want to turn back the tides of time and undo; I am trying to deal with this. Now our ears can ruin people too. Why, well James teaches in James 1, that we are suppose to be doers not hearers of the word. Because if we only hear then we end up deceiving ourselves and others around us. Yet another thing we would want to turn the tides of time to undo. Lastly our eyes, and what we see. I know our eyes can behold many things, but what we need to refrain from is the worldly things people and others put in front of us. It maybe homosexual legalization, drug legalization, new clothes, new toys, a boyfriend/girlfriend. Whatever! We look at those things and think its better than buttered popcorn, but what we don’t see is that God is left out of the picture. Only God, our Lord is the reason why we stay clear from those things, the reason why we can forget what we want to undo and move on.
God is our window to a world of glory and righteousness, and without Him we wallow in the things we want to undo, change or fix, so we don’t have to deal with the weight of our mistakes or sin. That window is there for a reason, it’s your choice to whether or not you wish to open it and let Him in. If He chose you to follow Him, then reach out from across the stormy sea and grab his hand, He’ll lead you to the beauty of Him and help you escape your undoings and sins you want to fix. I want to fix a friendship I ruined, but seeing that the other person doesn’t want to fix it, then I am stuck in a bind and need to move on. I hope that I can learn from my mistakes and have my Lord fix it up for me one day at a time. *sighs* The Lord is good no matter what, don’t forget that…
Quote is from The Fault in Our Stars. A book I would recommend anyone to read. I love this book, and I’m not a sucker for romance stuff, but the love and the strength in the book is so amazing, no wonder you have to cry.