It’s Wednesday and the last day of the “Ten Day Writing Prompt Challenge“. I started yesterday’s post but life happened. Soooo…day ten will actually be a combo of days nine and 10.
Yesterday’s word was Mistake today’s word is Clear.
I have a very hard time saying no. Even when I am dog tired and everything in me says NO…I utter yes. Come to me with a problem and I will respond like Vanilla Ice.
While solving everyone else’s problems, I often make the mistake of neglecting my own needs. This starts a vicious cycle of over-functioning and then feeling entitled to appreciation and love.
Entitlement is the belief that we inherently deserve privileges or special treatments. It’s feeling like I have a “right” to something.
In reality, I don’t have a “right” to anything from anyone.
I repress my desires and do whatever needs to be done and then become angry and resentful when other people do not do the same.
Lord, please forgive me.
How do I move on from here?
King David’s actions after the death of his and Bathsheba’s son provide an excellent example of what to do after you make a mistake. David recognized his sin, repented, accepted his consequence, and moved forward.
David got up from the floor, washed his face and combed his hair, put on a fresh change of clothes, then went into the sanctuary and worshiped. Then he came home and asked for something to eat. They set it before him and he ate. 2 Samuel 12:20
Just to be clear, this means… keep Dancing.
Take ownership of your actions, make necessary adjustments and live!
Some of my best fitness classes have been those where I forgot about half of a routine. When I forget, I usually make a face and pat my heart to signify the mistake was on me. My front row “divas” gently remind me of the correct steps and we keep dancing.
As this ten day writing challenge draws to a close, I am so thankful for all the truths God revealed to me. Being more clear with choosing my best yes and prioritizing my needs are my necessary adjustments.
Do you need to make any life adjustments?