Sunday, October 5, 2014

Day 5 - Stuck

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At my church, we have our beloved Bro. Chapman, who has spent many years working with Teen Challenge students who are working through their addictions. Bro. Chapman has a saying, "Don't get stuck on stupid."
I always laugh when I hear him say it; however, there is a lot of truth in those words.  I've also heard it put another way, "insanity is dong the same thing over and over and expecting different results."

Sometime you have to stop and took a hard look at what you have been doing.  If it keeps yielding the same results - results you don't want - then it's time to change.

It doesn't matter if your plan seems to the smartest, easiest best way to do something.  If it is not yielding what you want, it's no good.

Sometimes we have a lot of pride about all the things we do. It's like a badge of honor to say how busy we are all the time.  It's time to realize that often even good things are not the best thing for us.

An example of this is being involved in a lot of hobbies and activities. It's actually good to have outside interests because it expands your horizons and makes you an interesting person. However, if your outside interests takes all your time and you have no time left for your family or for your Lord and Savior, then, for you, those things are wrong. Don't get stuck on insisting on having your own way to the detriment of driving your family away.  You might be crying you are lonely someday when they have no time for you!


I'm preaching to myself because often I think my way to do things is the best way! Do you ever feel the same?  How do you keep from being stuck on stupid?

This post is Day 5 of a series entitled 31 Days of Life on the Journey where I share about my journey as a believer, wife, mom and grandmother.  I invite you to return each day to find the newest link here. Myquillin at The Nester is the creator of the 31 Day Challenge.  I'm linking this post to the category, "Faith and Inspiration." You can also visit Kate's blog, "Heading Home" to read the posts of all the other participants of the 31 day challenge who are writing on her daily prompts for 5 minutes. Today's prompt is "stuck."
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