This is one of my life’s mantras. I think it often, say it more often and follow it very little.
Well, I take that back. I’ve gotten a lot better at not being hasty. But there are still many things that I am hasty in. One of them is talking too much to other people before there’s really anything to say. If you know what I mean. Let’s frame this in the way of a dating relationship.
A guy likes me. Or better yet, I like a guy. And BLAM I start telling people. Why? Because I’m guy-obsessed. And people love talking about love and dating relationships. It’s something everybody wants. A relationship, someone to take care of and be cared for by.
So I have this knack for speaking my mind about somebody that’s on my heart way too soon. And it gets me into trouble. Because then I have ___ people giving me advice about the potential crush. Some advice is good and godly and helpful. Other advise might seem encouraging but ends up being confusing and unhelpful.
And then there’s my own flip-flop of a heart. That might be the worst adjective I could have chosen to describe my heart because it’s really the action of a flip-flop that I’m referring to. Or I guess the interchanging action of two flip-flops. They’re called flip-flops because when you’re wearing this type of shoe, each step you take seems to make a noise that sounds, I guess, like “flip” and then “flop”. Wow, typing this out seems like one of the most futile ways I’ve ever spent my time.
Hahahaah I love being hyperbolic in my writings. I also love starting a blog post with absolutely no direction and seeing where my thought train takes me (and you, dear reader).
Anyways, back to flip-flops.
I’m from New Hampshire and kids in my high school used to wear flip-flops to school in the wintertime. hahah I did it too sometimes. I guess we thought we were cool or rebellious or a mixture of both. Bada$$ I think. For subjecting ourselves to sickness and slipping all over the ice. Sigh. Who even knows. What I do know is that I think about those times almost every time I put on a pair of flip-flops. It really made an impact on me.
Decisions do that. They really make an impact on your life and the life of those around you. We can’t just do things willy-nilly. Flip-nilly. Willy-flop. hahaha Belly-flop. 😀
The bible says these important words:
“Whatever you do, do all to the glory of God” 1 Cor. 10:31″
Do all to the glory of God.
Every breath I take
Every thought that crosses my mind
Every step I take
Every action I complete
Every choice, whether it be in regards to walking across a room, the order in which I complete a list of tasks, whether or not I’m going to call a friend to talk or make plans, planning trips to the supermarket or out of town, to dance or not to dance, to pray or not pray, to read or write or sleep or go out or stay in or cover my co-workers shift or take on a new responsibility or choose to weep or choose to focus and rejoice or
All things in my life. Every thought, word and deed must be done for the glory of my living, omnipotent Creator, God.
So it’s 6:35pm. I have to go to work soon. How shall I spend my time? Besides finishing this post. Shall I even finish it or post it? I think I will.
I have to pack my clothes for tonight and tomorrow. Toiletries, church attire… books including my sermon notes notebook, bible, reading material. Phone charger. Packing won’t take me long.
I want to finish work by 11:30 and it generally takes two hours so if I arrive by 9:30 I should leave my house at 9:00pm.
That leaves me 2 hours and 23 minutes to pack and leave. So besides 5 minutes of packing, how shall I spend the next 2 hours and 15 minutes?
What would bring glory to my Father?
Reading a book on spiritual disciplines I suppose. Since I’m trying to write a book on disciplines but I can’t stay disciplined enough to finish it. HA I GUESS THAT’S WHY PEOPLE SAY “THOSE WHO CAN’T DO TEACH” LOL
Good news is, I’m feeling a lot better in my spirit right now than I was earlier. Earlier I was freaking out because I’ve been worried about whether or not I should give this dude a chance or not. While I’m reading, I’m going to be praying. Praying for clarity. Praying for patience. Praying for guidance and confirmation.
“Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.” Isaiah 30:21
How will y’all spend your Saturday night?