Jumping the rut …., and accepting others where they are

Posted: August 22, 2006 in My Life

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.

Romans 15:7:
Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.

Gonna take a lot of prayer….


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