Peace as a side dish

It seems like I’m always waiting for something. I don’t even know what it is, but life has become a perpetual waiting room.

I never live in the moment. I’m always thinking about what I want to do next, what I need to do tomorrow or next week, where I want to be in ten years. I have all these goals for the future, but I keep asking myself, “When are you going to start working towards them?”. My life could very well be half over at this point, and I don’t feel that I’ve accomplished half of what I wanted to.

I would like to have a child at some point. I would like to be able to get married to my partner. I want to travel more, make more friends, find answers to a few of those nagging questions in my mind.

Does God exist, and if so, does He love me as I am? If I could find the answer to those two questions, I think I could find peace in every other part of my life. I would know that everything was okay, and there was no need to worry. Imagine the relief of knowing that you are who and what you were meant to be.

Sitting back and waiting for things or answers is futile, but that’s what I seem to be doing. The funny thing is I feel happy and contented most of the time. I believe I’ve found the person that I’m supposed to be with, but even that brings fear. The fear of losing what you treasure most, never knowing when life or death will separate you.

I’m tired of being scared of life and the future. I want to embrace the moment, live in the moment, and enjoy it for what it is. It doesn’t matter how successful that I become or where I live, as long as I am at peace with myself and I have people in my life that I love.

I want to exude love like Jesus did. I can feel it sometimes; a deep, warm sensation in my soul that makes me weep for humanity and temporarily calms the storm in my head. Those are the short, sweet moments that I live for, but they are few and far between.

It makes me feel greedy and arrogant that I can be so fortunate and still be yearning for something more. I know that I’m blessed beyond comprehension, I just want peace as a side dish.

Author: Brian

Blogger. Bookworm. Michael Jackson fanatic. Lives in Kentucky with partner of 11 years and three fabulous felines.

3 thoughts on “Peace as a side dish”

  1. Hi Brian,

    You do exude love. I’d offer you peace as a main dish :-)

    Do you want to know what I believe?

    I believe that God loves each and every one of us: we are all God’s children. God’s love is pure and limitless, beyond our comprehension.

    By pure, I mean that God’s love is unconditional: I always think the word “unconditional” attached to the concept of “love” is redundant, but it still needs to be said. Hmmm… sometimes the most obvious things are the easiest to overlook. As soon as love becomes conditional it is no longer love; it is merely a bargaining chip in a relationship intended to get beneficial treatment for the person setting the conditions.

    God the Father loves us because of who we are, not because of what we do. However, God the Son showed us how we should treat fellow humans and gave us a few commands that require us to act in response. God the Holy Spirit helps us do that.

    God loves you and me and everyone. God loves us so much that He gives us free choice: we can choose whether to love God or not. I can’t help thinking it breaks His heart when we do not love Him, but that’s a reflection of the extent of His pure love we are dealing with.

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