Johnny Simmons

“Untitled” By; Johnny Simmons

Failure is the greatest opportunity to know who I really am. We must be willing to get comfortable with the journey of our lives, and quit waiting for life to begin when we reach a certain destination. Even the failed choices and the wrong turns in our lives can be redeemed by God if we’re willing to let Him.The Apostle Paul knew about this process of going through the fog; he wrote:When I was a child, I spoke as a child,I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. For now we see in a mirrow, dimly,but then face to face.Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known. {1Cor.13:11-12} Paul’s phrase “when I became a man” indicates someone who endured a process, and became comfortable in his own skin. Someone who was in touch with himself,his personality,his needs, and desires. His strengths, flaws, his sexuality, and his fears. A man who knows that accepting himself is just as important as improving himself, is a wise man.You may wonder, what do we do to get to know ourselves at an intimate level that isn’t external approval or perceptions of others? To become a man , as Paul indicates here ,we men must be willing to stop thinking as a child,to wrestle with our thoughts, acknowledge them,and learn to accept who we are. “As a man thinks in his heart, so is he”.{Proverbs 23:7}we are to take responsibility for the direction our lives has taken; only we have the power to change it! I learned that the unexamined life falls short of who we could be,and what God has enpowered us to do,and makes it a tragedy–a life wasted! May the blessings of the Lord falls upon the readers. Johnny Simmons#309632 R.L.C.C. Hope B-1 1630 Prison Rd. Cottonport. La. 71327

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