Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Choosing Over "I Can't Help It"
So I'm getting our house ready to sell...cleaning, washing and painting, even. And it keeps coming to me that this is one of those times.
One of those times when I can choose my reactions to my circumstances, my situations and even the results of my own procrastinations(which are usually varied and sundry).
Your whole life changes when you realize you are the queen of your own emotions (or that you can be, anyway). You can choose to be upset and worried and a mess when everyone else you know would also be upset and worried and a mess if they had your problems.
Or not. As in, you can choose to remain calm. You can choose to pray--and then not worry after you have prayed. You can choose to put into practice all those thousands of sermons you sat through at church.
With God's help, you can act nice, when you'd rather slap somebody.
You can forgive and let go, even when you feel you have a right to stay angry and hold on.
You can. Or you can choose to be and act like people who don't even know God exists. And go with the flow (and probably end up downstream with a bunch of other people who are floating around all upset and fearful and biting their nails and munching stomach pills).
Well, anyway, these are my thoughts today, this is my lecture to myself.
This is what I have learned.