I missed the bus.
Not only did I literally miss the early bus home yesterday, I have been missing the bus of success everyday. I pray everyday for God to help me live for Him to be upright, resist temptation and sin not. Everyday the bus drives by me and I am granted the opportunity to get on, meaning I won't tell that lie, I won't judge this person, I won't use foul language. But most days I just let the bus pass me by leaving dust in my face. On my worst days I won't even attempt to catch it.
The more I read the Bible, the more I pray and mean it, the more I make conscience attempts to live for God the more obstacles come my way. I can choose to engage them, jump over them, or ask God to guide me around them.
When I decided to be obedient and read the Bible in three months I knew I was going to be blessed. One of the greatest blessings I have received so far is realizing how much I was already blessed.
My Uncle's funeral is tomorrow. If I am honest I can not say that he was an Uncle that I spent an enormous amount of time with. But I do know that he was an honorable man who loved his family, a mathematical genius, a charismatic speaker, one of the smartest men I ever knew. He suffered pain that I don't want to comprehend, though he may have retreated he never caved to defeat. I have learned so much from his life and I thank God for him.
Marshall David Ellington, now your heart will forever be mended... 1957-2010