I have thought a lot lately about my journey in life thus far, and how when I was young and very beautiful, I did not have peace or serenity in my life, or live in harmony with other people. I lived a rather jaded lifestyle, and a careless one if that.
I wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for the power of my mom’s prayers. I didn’t have any concept of danger, and I had the attitude, “Well I am a pastor’s daughter so no one can mess with the anointed.” I used that attitude as a crutch to continue to live recklessly. Then 6 years ago I hit rock bottom and was dead in every way possible – except physically, but if I would have continued on the path that I was on, very soon I would have been in the grave.
Now that I’m older and less attractive, I have more inner peace, serenity, and self-respect I look older because of the careless lifestyle that I once lived. I have come to the realization that beauty on the outside really doesn’t get anyone anywhere, it’s the beauty on the inside that really matters.
Things aren’t always how they seem to be. Someone can be very attractive, but have quite turbulent waters underneath of them. As people in society, we think because someone looks good, or something looks glamorous, then everything is alright. People can put on facades. The question is whether people and things are as glamorous as they seem to be.
I will tell you from my experience that things aren’t always what they seem to be. I was absolutely gorgeous, but my lifestyle was a lot less to be desired.
Karylin Stebbins’ Biography:
Karlyn Kay Stebbins is a guest writer for Morsels Of Bread. She is an addictions counselor and works in a drug rehabilitation center. She has a double major in Sociology and Psychology, and a minor in Communications. She is a convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, having been baptized on 26 March 2011. Her hobbies are reading and writing. She also enjoys spending time with her son and his friends. She is also the Founder of The Conqueror Foundation and has a blog called “Reflection Pays” where she shares her insights.