I said: “…because it feeds my ego”
She said: “Until it doesn’t“
“OUCH” That hit me right between the eyes – of my ego. “I” hate it when she does that. “I”, my ego, that is. But there’s another part of me that deeply appreciates the truth of it. That’s why I call them “Tidbits o’Wisdom” That’s why she’s my W.W*.
“UNTIL IT DOESN’T” …work.
That’s true of so many things in life. It works(ed) for a while – it even became a way of life. Then it somehow became an addiction. Then it stopped working. But because it worked – back then, we keep it up.
We keep doing it. Over’n. Over’n. Over’n we keep getting the same results – or not! Habits. Addictions.Hangups.Anger.Codependency.Control. Too much… booze,food,drugs,sex,ice cream.
Insanity: Doing the same things. Over’nOver’nOver. ‘nGetting the same results.
The only way to stop doing the same things Over’nOver’nOv… is to DO SOMETHING ELSE.
DO!!! SOMETHING!!! ELSE!!!
Take a different path. Take a different action. Go to a different place. Take a baby step in the other direction. Talk to a new friend. Go (back) to church. Call a hotline. Call an old friend – one you knew – before. Join a recovery group. Walk around the block. Pray.
Then tomorrow, do it again. Take another baby step. You didn’t get to where you are now in one giant leap or one sudden fall. It was baby step by baby step. To here. But this is not a good place for you anymore.
Start today. Consciously make a move away from where you are. You can’t get to where you want to be a year from now by staying where you are today. You have to move today to where you want to start from tomorrow. Then, tomorrow, move to where you want to start from the next day. By the end of the week, you will be where you want to start from next week.
But all you have to do today is start. With a Baby Step.
DO IT!!! NOW!!! TODAY!!!
“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD.
“They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”
Jeremiah 29:11 (NLT)
Now, how about you? Have you taken any baby steps lately? Did you take a step and fall down? Do it again. You’ll be stronger next time. Ask for help. Share it here. Talk it over. With a friend. Hold their hand. Don’t just lie there, get up and take another (baby) step!
This year (2015) is my year to dial it all back. I am taking (as you say) baby steps toward a new life. I like the words of your WW. Things appeared to be going well, and then they didn’t. I became weary and lost. So, this year I decided to hang up my old way of doing things, scrub away the phony friends, and change my expectations in life. Now, I don’t have any expectations. It feels good to rely solely on the Lord for whatever I receive and wherever I go in life. I am now surrounded by things, events, and people who enhance my life – people like you who are true believers and reach out to others. You are a wonderful writer. Your words help heal. For sure, they are words shared by way of the Lord. I thank you for your obedience and I thank the Lord for you.