"If we desire to grow emotionally, psychologically, socially or spiritually, it is going to take place in the context of human relationships. One of the most valuable things a leader can do is develop the habit of assuming that every person with whom you have contact will play a significant role in your life."
Chew on that for awhile.
(In between dancers on SYTYCD.)
Assume every person in my life has a God-given role.
And that role ISN'T to make mehappy. It's to make me holy.
So, just because someone no longer makes me happy, doesn't mean it's time to sever the relationship.
Just because someone drives me crazy, makes me mad, hurts my feelings, pushes my buttons, doesn't agree with me, or has different values; doesn't mean that I need to replace them. Or remove them. Or release them. Or delete them from my life.
It means I need to learn something.
God placed that person on my path. For a reason. And maybe just for a season. Or maybe for forever. What can I learn from her? from him?
I've had my Bible open on desk on the same page for the past few days because this verse is giving me something to think about:
On a good day; enjoy yourself;
On a bad day, examine your conscience.
God arranges for both kinds of days
so that we won't take anything for granted.
God arranges for both kinds of days...
Three things I'm thankful for:
1. THAT appointment is done with. You do not want to have anything to do with this new toy the ultrasound people have invented, believe me. Really.
2. I have a very healthy, lush green lawn right now.