choices and consequences.
I’m happy to be able to see a new day, a new opportunity to determine my future, a new chance at life. Today’s post stems from a dream I had about how one decision can ruin your entire life. I don’t usually share my dreams a lot, but this one is necessary and it taught me so much and it changed my view on life. ACTUAL LIFE AND FREEDOM. Stay tuned until the end, this is an important read.
Sometimes we find ourselves in situations and we think back like “how did I get here?” Sometimes we even find ourselves so deep that we feel like we cannot come out, so we say “it is what it is”. I have seen myself do this way too many times. Honestly, that is the mindset a lot of people out there have and that is why they are where they are right now.
I had a dream last night, that has really changed my whole entire mindset. In my dream I was in a school setting, regular day talking to my friends. It so happened that this girl and I got into a heated discussion. She said something, then I did and so on and so forth. She then went on to saying something about my mother and everyone knows when you talk about people’s mother you crossed the line! Something like the point of no return…I then proceeded to get up out my seat towards her and I pushed her chair. Hard enough so that she then fell to the floor and I walked out the classroom steaming mad. Seems like a regular school altercation right? Do you remember something like this occurring in your childhood days, like something small, seemingly harmless than you did OUT OF ANGER? Think about it.
This dream went further… As I sat outside on the steps trying to calm down, two of my friends came running towards me. I then gave them my attention, coming to find out that the girl who’s chair I pushed, fell head first and was basically having some type of seizure. I began to panic. I began to think of all the worse outcomes. I proceeded to go back upstairs, to then have someone tell me that she was not breathing. The girl was dead. I do not recall any teachers being present, but I began to freak out.
I began to think of my future being crumbled. I instantly wanted my mother. Isn’t it crazy how it’s when we find ourselves in the toughest of situations, we want our parents first? Does not matter the age. I began to think of how my name would be messed up in the court system and how I would be seen/and labeled as a murderer for something so small that turned so big. Imagine the consequences I would face, not ever seeing my loved ones again “freely”. The future I set for myself, everything I worked for would never be a reality because of that one decision to react to what an irrelevant girl said about my mother.
The takeback lesson
This is the life of someone every day. Children who end up in juvie, men/woman who go to prison based on one bad choice they made. No one ever wakes up thinking that’s their last day of freedom.
We cannot let ourselves get to the point of anger and rage that we act on those emotions in a situation where we could just walk away or simply ignore someone. People are faced with real life punishments today because they acted on impulse, not knowing that the outcome would be fatal and detrimental. Today I just want you to remember that life is serious. Take it seriously. Way out all options before making any decision. You work hard to get where you are…and even harder for where you want to be. Do not let one bad decision ruin your entire life.
You control your destiny. Choose the right path.
Words CANNOT hurt you, nor does it define you. Ignore them.
God can give you the strength to resist the urge of responding.
Think before you act.
– “Anger does not solve anything. It builds nothing, but it can destroy everything.”
Thanks for stopping by! xoxo MJ.