~~~~~~~~~ "We are here for only a moment, wanderers and sojourners in the land as our ancestors were before us. Our days on earth are like a passing shadow, gone so soon without a trace." I Chron. 29:15 NLT

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Food for Thought: There's a Hole in My Sidewalk

I'm always thinking I'm too wise at this time in my life to keep repeating my mistakes. But there I go again, at the same time expecting my life to magically change. When tough times come it sometimes takes me awhile to admit that what I'm experiencing are the ups and downs that are the consequences of being a stubborn old fool! Kind of like this...

There's A Hole In My Sidewalk:
In Five Easy Chapters
I walk down a street and there's a big hole. I don't see it and fall into it. It's dark and hopeless and it takes me a long time to find my way out. It's not my fault !
I walk down the same street. There's a big hole and I can see it, but I still fall in. It's dark and hopeless and it takes me a long time to get out. It's still not my fault.
I walk down a street. There's a big hole. I can see it, but I still fall in. It's become a habit. But I keep my eyes open and get out immediately. It is my fault.
I walk down a street. There's a big hole. And I walk around it.
I walk down a different street.
-- Portia Nelson

Nelson's story reminds me that there is hope, for God helps those who can't, or won't, help themselves. "Oh, wretched [woman] that I am! Who will set me free from this body of death? I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, on the one hand I myself with my mind am serving the law of God, but on the other, with my flesh the law of sin. There is therefore no condemation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set me free from the law of sin and of death." Romans 7:24-8:2

Praise God for His love, for a life of hope in Christ, and the guidance of the Holy Spirit! (Praying for a sense of humor to get us through the consequences so we can have a blessed Sunday.)


Betty said...

I am still learning this as well!

Dee said...
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lookuptoday said...

Hi, If you are wondering about the comment deleted by the author, that was me. I forgot i was signed in under a diffrent account. Sorry! I was just commenting that i agree with Betty, that i am also still learning. Also i have a question if you don't mind. I noticed on your side bar the"critique my blog." Did you try this? If you did, would you recommend doing it? Dee

Blue-eyed Blonde said...

Hi Betty and Dee. It's great to know we're not alone on our journey. I can only hope and pray I'm learning from my mistakes.

Dee, no problem with the delete--we women have earned the right to make mistakes and change our minds. I sent the url for my blogspot to the blog critic and haven't hear anythng yet. I keep going to his/her website to read the critiques to see if there's a way I can improve my blogspot. Also, I like to check the "Blogs of Note" tab in dashboard to see what makes a blogspot notable. I guess trying to write something everday helps, and lots of pictures seems to help too. This is more than you probably wanted to know. Have a great day.