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hand in the Hand.

In the beginning, consuming the shadows, we abandon privilege as well as restraint. We kick and cluck in the dust for nights on end, believing ourselves pioneers. With nothing new under the sun, dawn reveals the shackles as we are slaves to our own pride. Fight to keep away from the light so as not to examine too closely. But the Sun is hot and it is late.

Thinking myself the cleverest of all, I purposed to lasso the sun. My motivation was fair enough but I miss the mark on it's essence. My steps were not meant to be ordered by Me. A different plan was unfolding and I failed to recognize.

From my view, stubbornness of pride is no reward but inevitably brings one back to the place from which they originated because that was just a practice run. Get ready because it may be twice as hard as it was meant to be this time around.

In His mercy, He does not fail to recognize Whose I am, regardless of my unfaithfulness. Although not that good of a person, I find blessing beyond what I can measure and inexplicable contentment.

We fuss and we fight until we hush and we hear.

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