Thursday, October 23, 2008

Frustrations of Life

Well, a lot has happened since the last time I wrote, not nearly enough time or room to put it all down. However, I am seeing myself with a whole new light. It has been a really bright light that shows more than I wanted it to, all the haughtiness and self righteousness that I didn't realize was there.
After having a heart felt repentance session with God last night I am turning over a new leaf. Actually I am turning my focus from me myself and I to the world as a whole. Yes, I have issues(no comment needed there!) and I tend to see the world from my point of view down the wrong end of the telescope. Everything seems so far away from me, not effecting me in the slightest. However, I should be seeing everyone else's point of view with a magnifying glass and do what I can through Christ to fix it.

What would happen if every one of us stopped looking at how things effect us and started seeing how they effect everyone else? Instead of seeing what kind of money I can save for myself, see how much money I can save in the grocery store line to have more to give. What if instead of being the first to grab that penny on the ground, I give it to the first person I meet? What if I let the person pulling out of the parking lot get in front of me, instead of making them get behind me? And, the gut wrenching one for me: what if instead of trying to have the last word and be right when my husband and I have a disagreement, I say "Yes, honey, you are right. Please forgive my bad attitude and my words of disrespect. "Like I said, whole new perspective.
Just please Lord, help me do it.

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