Random Thoughts 5/24/2019

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by CJ Peterson

Sometimes I just let my mind wonder, and random thoughts creep in. Sometimes this is a good thing, sometimes it is not.
It was among one of those days, that I ran across the quote at the bottom of this post. Please take a moment to read it before reading on……

This is a very true statement. We run across people every day, without a thought as to what may be going on in their lives. They may have just lost their best friend, or maybe even just won the lottery. My question is, what kind of ‘impression’ are you leaving on those around you. Yes, we all have our bad days, but during those days, don’t you really want to find someone to laugh or cry with, instead of just being cast aside, because ‘she’s in a bad mood’ or ‘that’s just the way he is’. When the shoe is on your foot, and you’ve walked their path, only then may you truly understand them.
Why do people judge others, without taking a few moments to get to know them? Why do they let their own misconceptions or preconceived ideas of them cast a cloud over what could potentially be a terrific friendship? It’s really hard to ‘hate’, ‘dislike’, or ‘talk bad about someone’ when you take some time to get to know who they really are.
God has taken a lot of time to mold, shape, and work on people… if they let Him. He is the One who created you, who has a purpose for you. Are you even looking toward Him to find out what that is, or are you still carrying baggage around, dragging you to the ground, making you too tired to care about other people, let alone yourself.
My challenge to you is to take some time, set that baggage aside, and talk to the One who made you. Ask Him what purpose you are on this planet to do. Maybe it’s to help your neighbor who needs food; or the little boy in your classroom who is dealing with an abusive home situation; or maybe, just maybe, it’s to make someone’s day by showing them a smile or reaching out to them with a hug.


About the Author:

CJ PetersonI was raised in a Christian military home, but it was far from tranquil. Like many young people, I left home as soon as possible, and went my own way, thinking I knew better. To me anything was better than where I was. Unfortunately, some of the choices I made led me away from the Lord, and sometimes that path was a dangerous one.
God is faithful, even when His children are lost and wandering. When I needed Him most, the Lord was there for me. He led me out of that danger and into a new life…a life where I am loved and appreciated. He taught me what ‘real love’ is, and what it’s supposed to look like through my family and wonderful husband.
Who knew that “Prince Charming” actually existed? I hoped and prayed he was out there, and I found him! He is a 24 year Navy veteran and the love of my life! With his encouragement, I rediscovered the creativity I thought I had lost a long time ago, and have begun to publish the books I have written through the years. The words in these books helped me through my struggles, and my prayer is they will help others.
The way in which I write my Christian Books, is unique to say the least. I am a realistic Christian. People are people, they stumble, they fall, they trip, but God continues to dust us off, and set us back on the path again, if we just learn to trust in Him.
The challenges faced in my past give me a perspective on the realities of living the Christian life that some people may never see. There are times we wander away from God…there are times when we draw closer to Him. In our arrogance we think we can make it on our own. However, the One who made this world, and who made you, has the answers, and thankfully, He forgives our impudence and petulance and loves us through it all. God is a God of love, mercy, grace, and guidance. He loves us and only wants the best for us.
Those who have read my books, describe them as encouraging, frustrating, and a wonderful read all at the same time. The same character that could have you crying one minute, will have you cheering the next! One of my editors, stated that ‘she was so into the story, that she forgot to edit, and had to go back to do the editing’.
I pray you will enjoy my books as well!

While the stories are fiction, the journey is real.

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