Philippians 3:12-13New International Version (NIV)
12 Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. 13 Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead
Guess what I did today! I took my 15-year-old child out to drive, in the city, during rush, during the Christmas season.
I had done so well today with keeping the complaints down, I overestimated my fortitude. I forgot that for much of my day I was alone doing as I well pleased. Of course, I could have found reasons to complain: unread emails, work issues, a never-ending To Do list, the amount of time to complete tasks, missing hot yoga again, etc. But those are my old complaints. I’m so above that now, as I’m sure you are too!
Well, as it’s been said by many, new level new devil. My daughter was doing fine and driving well at first, and she has proven herself to be a good driver. She’s a typical oldest child – an authoritative, responsible, dutiful, rule following, self-disciplined leader. Sometimes her blind rule following gets in the way. Today we were turning left at an intersection and our light was green. It was not a directional light, but she took it to be one. She and the oncoming driver almost collided!
I was not quiet.
I know I corrected her. I am not sure if I complained about her decision making, but I’m pretty certain I did.
You may be thinking, “Mayisha, aren’t you supposed to NOT complain during these 21 days.”
I am proud of my progress.
Don’t forget to love yourself, even in the setbacks. Be well, Beloved.
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