Saturday, March 19th, 2022
I’m not filled with pride writing this blog, it is not my usual energy [BUT] it is authentic and I am not ashamed of that. I am a person created by God for His glory and I am also 100% sinfully-human filled with emotions and shortcomings. Recently, I experienced both physical and emotional distress, it was as if a switch had been flipped and I was instantaneous angry.
My chest was tight, my heart was beating fast, my back began having spasms and my mind overtly actively replaying the moments that lead to these paralysis. My world felt out of sync for a time. Yesterday, an incident happened at work that infuriated me to the point of physical and emotional pain that affected me both inwardly and outwardly. The actual incident details are unimportant to this story, only how it affected me and my outlook. I have become increasingly frustrated with how the office I work in is constantly being dismissed, overlooked and discounted. Admittedly, I have an extremely passionate (to a fault) personality that extends to and through the work I do and the office where I perform my duties. I also have a tendency to be overly protective of the people and things associated with my life; such as my work, my family, my friends, my church and my faith.
Sadly, all too often I find myself staring out into a dark space of mediocracy, it feels cold and lifeless, a place where I do not want to be.
What Would It Be Like To . . .
- Care less
- Feel less
- Be mediocre
- Be content with what is
What If Instead of . . .
- Care less . . . Be Considerate
“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.” ~Philippians 2:3-4 (NIV)
- Feel less . . . Be Kind
“Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.” ~Ephesians 4:32 (NIV)
- Be mediocre . . . Be Fabulous
“The Lord will fulfil his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O Lord, endures for ever. Do not forsake the work of your hands.”
~Psalm 138:8 (NRSVA)
- Be content . . . Be Joyful
“A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.”
~Proverbs 17:22 (ESV)
By choosing to be CONSIDERATE, KIND, FABULOUS and JOYFUL, I do not devalue myself or deflate my passions, I need only to adjust my perspective.
Thank you for reading and I hope you find encouragement from God’s Word. It’s an honor to share my authentic-self with you in hopes that we all can learn and grow together to make this world a better and healthier place for everyone.
“I am confident of this, that the one who began a good work among you will bring it to completion by the day of Jesus Christ.” ~Philippians 1:6 (NRSVA)
~Charlotte, Hope Seeker