“We have so little ability to imagine the consequences of our actions. We act without thinking about where an action will take us. We step out of God’s plan into a world of our own making with our own sad choices and shoddy reasoning. We experience death in a thousand ways each day as we flounder around looking for that place where everything comes together exactly as we think it should. We are still looking for Eden.”
I Blame Eve:Freedom from Perfectionism, Control Issues, & the Tendency to Listen to Talking Snakes bySusanna Foth Aughtmon
Tell Me the How-To
And I will give you a new heart,and I will put a new spirit in you.I will take out your stony, stubborn heartand give you a tender, responsive heart.
The Quiet Power of Not To
My daughter’s text message sparks a frustrated, even angry, reply. But before I hit send, I think, “I could choose not to.”
I’m learning to bite my tongue.
Try Not To —> Want Not To
Has it been easy to “not to”?
When an old “batidude” starts to form, I find myself wanting not to!
- What are your habitual ways of “acting without thinking”?
- In what way is your current situation a “world of your own making”?
- How do you “flounder around looking for that place where everything comes together exactly as we think it should”?
- Anything else on your heart!