Here you are, finding yourself among 7 billion people. Each and everyone is made up of flesh and blood but with different characters, beliefs, talents… facing reality from different perspectives.
In this post, I will share with you some mind-blowing harsh truths in life. The truth hurts, but it is one major thing that can set you free from your fears and illusions. Reality is sometimes hard to embrace. Like Thanos in Marvel movies who could hardly agree to his death hence redefining reality by snapping the ‘reality stone‘ to reappear.
The truth may sound bitter, but it liberates you from lies, disappointment, and other mind-control schemes. More importantly, the truth is natural and since you can’t cheat nature, you have to embrace it.
Painful Harsh Truths In Life To Educate You
What are some harsh truths in life? There are a lot that present to us the reality of life and how together with nature affects our journey here ok earth.
1. You Are So Ignorant About Your Conception
As you live today, you did not choose to look the way you are. Your complexion, height, DNA, total appearance etc,
You played no role in that beautiful face you see in the mirror. You have a Zero idea you were going to stay on a planet called earth till you started growing and acknowledging your presence on earth. After feeling your own presence, you ought to know your purpose.
Someone gifted you with all the wonderful appearances you move around with. God gave it to you free of charge. He has said, he weaved you wonderfully and fearfully in your mother’s womb. This is the more reason why you must be grateful to God.
2. Nothing Is A Coincidence
This very point raises a compelling argument but it doesn’t change the fact. What do you think then?
Many believe certain incidences happen around them coincidentally. But today, I tell you the truth; Everything happens for a reason. It is one of the disturbing harsh truths in life and we can’t deny that under broad daylight.
How do I go about that to justify my claims? Look, this world has a lot more stuff moving in and out. I mean things you cannot see with your naked eyes, things you cannot use your finite mind to understand.
Often, people meet longtime friends at a particular moment or place they never expected to meet. What comes to mind is; “what a coincidence?”
Are you trying to tell me there is no reason for you guys meeting up? Sure, there MUST be a reason. Don’t be too curious to understand everything behind whatever happens. Certain things are mysteries. God did not give us the ability to understand everything happening around us. Especially things about the spiritual world. Spiritual forces can foresee what will happen in the future.
You may not know the exact reason you lose someone you love, you may not know the reason why you look the way you are, you may not understand why you failed in your exams, business ventures, marriage, etc.
There are reasons, but you will not know it all. Humans have finite minds and so cannot fathom everything in nature. Just embrace it and do the best you can to make every situation beautiful.
People sometimes go too extreme to understand things beyond their reasoning. In an attempt to understand something mysterious, they consult Spiritualists and other mediums like fortune tellers.
It’s quite common in Africa to see someone bewildered by an incident and try to understand by any means necessary. For instance, a necromancer might be needed to find the reason behind the death of a loved one, a spiritualist to find out the truth behind a theft issue…
All these things are real but God forbids his Children to consult spiritual mediums to understand certain things. I believe you get exactly what I am talking about. There is nothing like a coincidence. Let’s face the truth. I know it sounds too harsh but it’s for our own good.
3. Death Will One Day Lay Its Icy Hand On You
The next thing which is one of the harsh truths in life is death. Don’t be scared, it’s very natural and reasonable. The saddest side is how people die prematurely. Don’t be a fool to dig your own grave before it is your turn to go.
At least we all know about death, right?. It’s inevitable. There is an African Proverb that says:
“If You Don’t Know Death, Have A Look At The Graveyard.”
Again, a certain Native-American proverb says anytime the sun rises from the East and sets in the West — it takes part of your life. One day you will be in the grave. And a living dog will even be better than you. Stay humble before death humbles you.
However, every one of us must know that death awaits to befriend us someday. Yes, death will one day pick you up with its forklift. Very few people live up to 100 years today. You can’t live for thousands of years, my friend you are not immortal.
As you move about on your daily activities, bear in mind that, one day you will die. But the harsh truth is; you don’t know the hour, day, or the moment you will die. The Bible says tomorrow is not promised to anyone. That’s a heartbreaking truth in life. You might not be available in the next few minutes… So be humble and fear God.
And then again, you don’t know how you will die but someone knows it all. Who? He has said, ” your days are numbered.”
Many people think about death and become afraid. This trauma, when it becomes continuous is called “thanatophobia.” My friend, just fill your mind with some positive thoughts and enjoy your normal life.
4. You Will Break Down Emotionally
Before you presume I am going to talk about broken-heart, let me take you straight to what is the most painful and inevitable thing in life —”death” and its anxieties on the bereaved.
If you don’t understand this, then I think you haven’t lost someone you love dearly before. That’s life reality with a harsh truth.
Before your own death, you will face the pains of someone’s death. Be prepared to face such kind of painful moment. Whether you like it or not, you will lose someone dearest to you. This person might be your mother, father, children, sister, etc. Take heart and be brave enough to face such kind of life challenges.
The pang of pain will break you down emotionally and make you CRRRRYYYYY!!!. Awww, thinking of such kinds of undeniable truths might scare the hell out of you, but that would be unwise. It’s a natural phenomenon that must be understood and accepted by everyone.
It’s natural. You should learn how to control your emotions. You have the power to transform any
negative emotion into something encouraging and positive.
Embrace this simple fact with a big smile. Studies by experts indicate that people who fear death often die early. Many people fear talking about death and that is funny. It’s gradually catching up with you… From birth to death… There is no escape.
Do you remember the last time you lose a loved one?. No doubt you have already felt this kind of pain before, but it will never end so far as we are just mortal beings with relatively few years to spend on earth.
5. You Will Be Hated By Enemies
There is no single person on earth who does not have enemies. Enemies could be your family members, coworkers, and anyone in your inner circle including strangers. People will hate you for a reason or no reason.
Don’t deceive yourself by saying you have no enemies. It’s one of the disturbing harsh truths in life. Even the sinless man ever to live (Jesus Christ) had enemies.
I guess you already know what enemies could do? Yes, your pains become their joy, your failure becomes their success. They might not show up but work so hard behind back doors to bring you down.
Bear in mind that, this world is more complex than you could ever imagine. Consider the enemies that operate from the dark world. I’m talking about the witches, wizards, and all the dark forces. They wage spiritual wars against us.
They can destroy your life, marriage, job, money, etc. You need to fight back through God, the Creator of heaven and earth. It is a battle that affects you. Fight it well until you take your last breath.
Nobody truly cares about your success, maybe only your mother will genuinely care. Never mind, just work hard on your self to climb the ladder of success. It will be a thorn in the flesh for all those who wish for your downfall.
6. Everything Under The Sun Is Useless
Everything under the sun is useless, says the wisest man ever to live (King Solomon). Think deeply about this. I cannot eliminate this from the hardest truths in life.
We came to this earth naked, so we shall leave it naked. All the wealth and monies we crave would become useless when we die. So, the rich man and the poor man would leave this earth empty-handed.
7. You Will Look Weak And Awkward
Life is a journey of different transitions. A kid looks fresh and beautiful. When he grows, he becomes weak and a little useful.
You will one day lose your beauty or handsomeness. You will one day lose a greater percentage of your energy.
How old are you now?. 16, 20, 30… years. Very soon you will start greying with wrinkled skin. That beauty will fade out.
This is very natural. Look at your grannies. They look less attractive, annoying, and less useful, etc. Grandparents are the real grandmasters of life lessons. Get close to them and learn some of the lessons of the harsh truth in life. Aging gracefully is a beautiful thing.
“He said, “Naked I came out of my mother’s womb, and naked will I return there. Yahweh gave, and Yahweh has taken away. Blessed be Yahweh’s name” (Job 1:21).
“As he came out of his mother’s womb, naked shall he go again as he came, and shall take nothing for his labor, which he may carry away in his hand” (Ecclesiastes 5:15).
It will soon reach your turn ONLY if you don’t die prematurely. So Stay cool and embrace all these harsh truths in life.
Life is beautiful and it all depends on how you handle it. you have the power to live a happy life and even positively influence your destiny.
8. You Can’t Change People
If you ever think you can change someone’s character, then you are lying to yourself. Behavioral patterns are part of our DNA or subconscious mind. You might find someone annoying in so many ways.
Unless the person makes a strong decision to change from certain attitudes — you have no chance of transforming that person. It will take time, self-discipline, and a whole lot of things.
The only person you can change is yourself. It’s your mind, body, and spirit, control them without any difficulties. The other guy over there has the same task to do to change for good. So mind your own business but offer the necessary help needed of you.
In summary, some of the harsh truths in life are:
1. You are clueless about your formation
2. Nothing is coincidence in life
3. Death is inevitable
4. You will break down emotionally
5. You will be hated
6. Everything under the sun is useless
7. One day you will become weak and less useful
8. You can’t change people
Finally “Hell” is real. Be careful so that you do not drink from the cup of God’s wrath. Seek salvation through Christ Jesus while you are alive. Did I just scare you? Uh oh, that is a painful truth that makes many people very uncomfortable.
Now, be very careful about how you treat yourself and others in this world. Everything that goes around comes around. There is nothing new. Just play your part wisely and humbly by facing reality and embracing life’s undeniable harsh truths.