Okay, I posted about my rut. Now it is time to do something about it. I’m not gonna go read someone else’s version of how to do it, I am going to pray my way through it, and take it one step at a time. Here is where I will start:
- Take some time and just think and pray about it (check, did that today)
- Take some time and write it out (or in my case use Mind Manager to do so, check, I did that today)
- Pick about 3 things to concentrate on this week, continue that each week
- Go back to the first point and do it again!
Seem simple? It is, and it just has to be for me to make any headway on it. I have tried several times to use someone else’s method, and it always seems to feel uncomfortable.
Hmm, seems like a good life statement there. I have to go my way, to get a hold on my life. We each have our own lives, and we can’t try and live it through someone else’s biography. I realized that one in raising my kids. My son is in college now,and I have had much better luck not trying to make him do what I would like, and now realize that this is how I want to be with everyone I know. I have tried too many times to unsuccessfully move people in my direction, without truly considering that it may not be the right one for them. I also have had trouble trying to please others by going their way — it just doesn’t work.
Now I am not proposing that we all live a selfish life, just that we try and celebrate our differences and work more to allow people to be themselves. I did a training session a week or two ago on “acceptance and rejection”. I really want to accept people where they are and help them along THEIR way, not along mine.
Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.
Gonna take a lot of prayer….