Friday, June 11, 2010

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I don't really know what to title this blog (hence the ". . . . ") because I just, u'mm, don't ... ! Anyway, if you haven't noticed it before, I put a quote on my blog at the top. It says:

Sometimes people put up walls,
not to keep others out,
but to see who cares enough to break
them down.

When I first saw that quote I was like "Whoa! That is sooo me!" I've seen it several other places in different wordings (ex. the picture), but its all the same message. To go deeper into it, it basically says that people build "walls" around them. These walls can be anything, really. Like personality, like attitude, like being seclusive, like not coming out the house, etc. And these people have no intention of ever breaking down those walls; they want other people to care enough to break them down for them. Some people don't understand that. They can't see why a person would build a wall and expect them to tear it down. I totally see the "logic" (well, not really logic, but the reason) in that. I'm not exactly a out going person. I don't usually 'go out of my shell' or out of my way to get people to notice me. It hasn't always been easy for me to make friends. Like I said in the trust blog, sometimes its hard to trust people ... that they really will be there for you. So I build walls; a lot of walls. Because I don't want to get hurt. So I build more walls, and I'm not about to break them down, right? If you really want to know me, your gonna have to break them down yourself. Well, this is the way I used to be. Slowly, but surely, those walls are coming down like the walls of Jericho. Those walls are totally self preservation. Selfish really. They protect you. And they keep out all those that want to be in your life and will actually be there for you. So yep, they really need to come down. Its hard for those walls that were there for so long to all of a sudden come down. Well really, its not 'all of a sudden'; it takes time. Sometimes it takes a long time. But they must come down. Because whether you realize it or not, you can't let God in with those walls. He can't be the center of your life when you are surrounded by thick, stony walls. The quote says: not to keep others out, but to see who cares enough to break them down. So no, the point isn't to keep others out, but thats what you end up doing. Because while your waiting for "someone" to come break them down, you pass by others that would be some of the best people in your life because they aren't trying to break anyone's walls down. You may argue that if a person truly loves you that they will break any wall down. Okay, sure ... Thats true ... but what about all the other people that do love you, but don't know how to break down your walls. They may care, but eventually those people move on because they can't get to you. Another thing I want to point out: If you have those walls, God is the only and I mean the only One that can get through and break them down. Because when God breaks them down then others can get through too. So yeahh ... just been thinking ... ( :

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