My friend loves to go to the beach, she loves putting her legs in the waves that roll onto the shore – it’s a thrill for her and sometimes she gets lost in thoughts as she enjoys the water smack her legs and pulls the sand from beneath her. All of these is what calms her, in that space, nothing else matters to her.
I, on the other hand, I’m not a fan of anybody of water that has a wave. No! But you would catch me sometimes put my leg in the water (that’s because she’d insist I walk with her and because I can’t say no to a beautiful lady – my friend or not – I’m a nice guy like that!). What often intrigues me is the wave.
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I have noticed how powerful the wave is sometimes and how mellow it is at other times and I think to myself – Caleb, that’s your life’s journey! A senior friend of mine once told me, “Caleb, life is a wave – ride it”, at that point in my life, I was a wreck because I had so much going on that I had allowed define me. I was depressed and suicidal but hearing him say those words was like resetting my entire life operating system – I was ready to give Caleb a second, third, fourth and as many more chances he would need to ride the wave.
The thing with the wave is that it can either pull you in or push you out. It is then left to you to decide how you want to ride it. I learned to arm myself with ‘hope, faith, and love’. It wasn’t easy but it was worth it in the end. The wave gave me a new song and a story to share with the world.
Today, I can talk to you about ‘life’s curved balls’, the place of patience and hope and faith and love. Life will always give us bitter grapes and sour lemons, it will pitch us against our worst fears and we’ll cry and moan but I have also learned that the wave always fades away. It builds momentum but has no sustaining power. It is called ‘times and seasons’. It is the spice of life that adds flavor to our journey.
Be mindful of your endpoint – see it, focus on it – that’s your faith – it speaks to your tomorrow, it is not bothered by the wave. Hope births endurance and or patience to stay the course, to ride the wave out. Love gives you the courage to see clearly – you need the courage to see beyond the wave – all you get to see in the wave is the pain and shame and your tears but Love births smile and laughter in the wave.
I have learned to sit back and enjoy the moments and seasons I find myself in per time because hope, faith, and love have taught me that the wave will always fade away.
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