Well my friends, it’s that time of year isn’t it? Just over 2 weeks after the resolutions have been made and we are staring down the barrel of disappointment, lol. But seriously, let me take a step back, because perhaps, maybe, by chance, ONE of you reading this may have more resolve than the rest of us (or are lying about it to make yourself look better than us commoners).
This week I started in a new role at work, well, not officially as there will be a time of transition but doing a dual role has presented some challenges. Time management of course, but what I want to talk about is falling into old patterns of behavior…something we can all relate to I’m sure.
Just as some of you may have made New Year’s resolutions, whether it was to lose weight, curse a little less, call your parents more, eat more mindfully, odds are with the nation’s events over the past few weeks there was every excuse in the world to fall back into some previous behavior.
Mine was feeling like I had to do it all myself. And truth be told, I didn’t get here by myself, and I’m not going to get THERE by myself. What I know to be true is that God brought me to it, so God will bring me through it. When I find myself in times of trouble (Mother Mary comes to me, speaking words of wisdom, LET IT BE), I just need to turn it over and let Him take the wheel.
If there is one thing, I know that I’m good at, that’s complicating the simplest things in life. When I boil it down to basics, and this is borrowed for sure, it really is as simple as Trusting God, Cleaning House, and working with others. I need to turn all my controlling, manipulating, calculating, trying to figure out the outcome to the One who knows what is best. It doesn’t mean I don’t make plans, cuz I do a ton of that, but I don’t plan the outcome. I need to clean my side of the street: if I wrong someone, I make it right. And working with others which is so critical today. Giving back what I have been truly blessed with when there is so much need. It’s not the government’s job, or THEIR job, but it is OUR job to care for our neighbor, brother/sister. It’s the human thing to do.
And lastly, I need to remember to forgive myself when I go astray and fall back into those old patterns. I am human, and that is ok. When I recognize what has happened, I need to get back up on that horse and ride again…and again…and again…and again.