Discovering what love is one day at a time
Have you ever worn a girdle, spandex, or compression garments? Maybe to have to have the "look" you desired the girdle helped? Girdles are not my friend, they do not help me like the skin I am in. They are a very unforgiving garment that you shove your body into... Now days girdles are made with more forgiving fabric, rather than the rubber, somewhat elastic somewhat swimming cap rubber, with a little bit of give... (Notice I said a little bit....)
To put it on you jump from a bed, dresser etc and shove with great force your body parts and other skin into this contraption which is SIZES too small for you. Well I know you can imagine what happens to the skin that does not fit...It purges itself out over the top gasping for freedom. Kind of like when you find that pair of jeans you have not seen in years...and then you find out why...Did you get that visual?
I guess a girdle’s purpose is to hold in... To maintain a strong, well put together front. (A package deal.)
The girdle is only good for what it holds....not everything fits.
There is excess sometimes. What do you do with that? Duct Tape?
Have you ever thought about denial? Denial is putting to death the connection you have with something. It is refusing to accept the validity or existence of, it is restraining from gratification. This made me think about that whole just “die already” thought I had the other day. We have to decide what we want. If the truth is that we want His LIFE, then we have to decide that we are going to continue following Him no matter the cost. Really, it is considering our own minds dead, our own nature GONE. Losing our life for His sake…totally worth it. It is the Way…It’s the message of the Cross…
Mark 8:34: Matt 10:38: Gal 2:20: Luke 9:23
I ran across this when preparing for work the other day…just thought I would share.
Often when talking to someone that is working on their sobriety, you may hear them say “I relapsed.” A relapse is turning from the direction you are going, and returning to the old behavior that you stopped, its also the re-occurrence of the symptoms of a disease. Oftentimes, a person that is working on their sobriety may experience the physical symptoms of the needs and desires of their flesh craving the substance that they gave up. This is where the rubber meets the road. This is where a person has to decide am I done, or not? What do I really want? What am I living for? What will the consequences of my actions be? Is it worth it?
Recently, I was on an errand for my son to get food before a sporting event. He only had a certain amount of time to escape to call me and another small window before he had to be accounted for and ready. I drove up to the window at the “fresh fast food restaurant” to be greeted by a voice that told me to please pull forward to the next order microphone so they could take my order. Wouldn’t you know it, I sat there while the car ahead of me was served and then the first car that was behind me ordered, pulled around me and received their order…That’s when I said, “Hello…anybody there? "
“Yep be right with you”….
“Ok, no problem”
….and then the second car…ordered…and pulled ahead…and got their order…and pulled away….
I have been married to my wonderful husband for 22 years. We have two young men ages 19 and 14.. This blog is somewhat of a journal and attempt for me to keep a purposeful perspective on life as a whole.