Does this get you out of your box to find different ways to be a blessing to others? Ok! we are told to be 6ft away from each other. They are calling it social distancing; some are even changing it to physical distancing. Well today I want to talk to you about being isolated from each other. Before I do this, I want to share who I am and why this message is put on my heart today.
My name is Teresa I will start out and let you know I am a child of the most high God (Jesus Christ). That does not make me better then anyone else. It just tells you where I find my identity it is in Christ; I am a person just like you. I am not a perfect person. I am just like you however, if you do not know Jesus Christ or do not follow his word then that is the only different thing from me too you. we all cut and bleed the same red blood. Yes! our color may be different, we come from different families, we even may be of a different culture or may have a disability. Nevertheless, we again cut the same way, we may have the same feeling- thoughts at some time. We need to be here for one another (not only today while we are going through this world crisis). We need to start today if we have not been there for anyone else. no one should ever be alone. As I say this about being alone, I must be real and honest with you. for I will be transparent with you. I cannot say I am a person that hides anything from anyone. As I tell you I will be again, transparent with you. Anyone that knows me at all Knows this is how I am. That is the only way that I am. I do want the best for all. As you read my blog or know me. these are not just words on a page. I am real with anyone. I say all that I say in LOVE. Now to go back to what is going on right now as I am writing this. Tears are falling from my face. I am or have been alone for a while now. I have been having a lot of life issues (trials). That has put me in my home for a lot longer then I want to be and it may last longer. For now we are in a world crisis.
I have been disabled (visually impaired) most of my life however, I am now almost totally blind. So, as I am a strong person. This is the hardest battle that I have ever had to indoor. I do not really know how to be a blind person. I just like you. know what it is like to see the flowers, go for a run, shop for items all by myself but, now that has stopped for, I am now blind and not able to have the beauty of it. It was hard for me before this world crisis hence now it has intensified. I have great faith in the Lord but, I long for someone to help me through it. I also want to help someone else that is going through it as well.
. I do not wish any disability on anyone. I am writing this today for I want you to think outside of your box and call someone who is less fortunate, then you. to really help them if they need help. Being in the dark is the hardest thing I think I will ever go through. No, I must retracked that statement and say. The hardest thing is being alone, being isolated from the world now is so hard for me. again, I know I am a strong person nevertheless, everyone needs someone. Please I do not need you to feel bad for me or sorry for me. I am very smart. I can do anything I sett my mind to do. however, being alone and blind is not something anyone should battle alone. Everyone needs someone. I know a lot of you as you are reading this may be saying “you are so blessed to be alone “I have (insert here). My kids, my work, my parents husband driving me crazy. Yes! Do know what it is like to want to be alone at times again, that is not the same as being alone with no one to help you, listen to you. I wish I had someone to just be hear at times. Thank God! if you do have all those distractions. When you have had enough, you can get in your car and go somewhere. not needing any help from anyone. Go for a run or walk, a cup of coffee, or just go for a drive and look around at all the different beauties of the world. You may even run in to someone that will talk to you for a minute. For when you are blind at least for me and what I am finding. No one stops me to just talk anymore. The above list of items that you can do are so much harder for me (or anyone that is blind).I cannot speak for all blind people; however, I am finding out that what I am going through they do as well. The isolation is the hardest part of it all. Some of you that know me may say “you are just a person that has to talk to everyone” no that is not true I wish for a month the world could go through what I am going through or what any disabled person goes through. I do not like to tell everyone all my life issues. but as I find myself now being in the dark. I just need help and need to share. Believe me I like my privacy as well. With all that is going on believe me I have reached out to different people and churches asking if I could help. However, the answer that I have gotten is more like. No, you are good! I (who ever that person is ) that I am talking to says “ that they need to reach out to others” So I laugh and think what about me! then I tell myself ok Teresa ! there is someone else that needs help more then you. but the tears still run down my face. For I do not want to be alone however, I do sit here alone. Praying to God asking him how I can make a difference in the world. So today I hope to make a difference in the world by telling my story to anyone that will read this. Please find someone less fortunate then you. Please just listen and really listen to what they need. Doing within reason what they may need. What I mean by that is. If they say they can you read or text this to me. do what they say the way they say it. For example. If they say can you text me a number by itself do just that. Do not tell them that you will take a picture of it for them and then they can in large it. For that is not the need. I am sure if they could take a picture of it, they would have. And then enlarge it for them self. just really listen to them and help them. I promise you it only takes a minute more. If you cannot do the thing, they need then be honest and tell them as well.
Today as I write all of this, I know all our lives have changed but, today just know there is someone hurting so much more and is alone. Please help someone today outside of your box. Try to be a blessing to someone else
Dear Heavenly Father,
Please help anyone that is sitting where I am today. I know no matter what is going on in this world. you will always come through for your people. I do feel as I have opened my life to the world to read it you will bring the right people in to help anyone hurting just like me. I know the only way I stay strong in times like this is because your word says I can do all things with you Proverbs 3:14. That all things work together to them who love you and are called for your glory Romans 8:28 I also know as it says in Mathew 6:25-31 that we are not to worry for anything that you will supply all of our needs if you do for the birds and flowers what more will you do for your children. That we also do not have to worry about tomorrow for it has its own worries. there are so many promises that you give to me each day that I am so grateful for it all. However, I do know the world needs to hear what others are going through because if we do not hear someone story how do we help each other out.I just ask for a hedge of protection since I have been so real on the world wide web. Thank you for being such a loving Father no matter what this world brings our way. I know you know what is going on and you will get us all through it. In your timing which will come right on time.
I pray this in your son’s name Jesus Christ amen!