So Close and Yet Still So Far

Have you ever felt like you are so close to something but yet so far away?  It seems like I am constantly within reach of something I want only to have it yanked away from me, sometimes slowly and sometimes quicker than I can say ‘how did that just happen’.  Some days (like today) it is hard to see that it is all for some rhyme or reason, that God has my best interest at heart.  But because I know and believe that to be true, on those days I just have to resign to look forward to the next day when the reason becomes vaguely clear, and then the day after that when things get even clearer.  

You know how people always ask the old favorite question, ‘why do bad things happen to good people?’ I was reminded today when I was watching (don’t laugh) The Little House on the Prairie earlier today that God doesn’t always protect good people from misfortune, but what he does do is give them the strength and the willpower to come through it stronger and more determined than ever.  

I just have to keep that thought with me throughout all of the road blocks that I will undoubtedly encounter this year.  I may be further away from attaining what I want but I am still certainly closer to it then I was yesterday.  Until tomorrow…You’re closer then you think you are, stay on the path!

Jimmetta Carpenter


The Diary: Succession of Lies (Now Available)

Writing as “Jaycee Durant”


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