The other night my daughter –in- law called me. She & my son had just picked up Mr. Sweetie Pants. Of course it was from a fun filled night & day of candy kisses, games of Elefun, cooking at the play kitchen & other various & a sundry activities we are not allowed to speak of in hopes of keeping him out of trouble.
My daughter-in-law began telling me, “You know how ya’ll are always saying, take that cat with you? Well, we did, but we didn’t mean to!” Not long after that a knock came at the door & my daughter-in-law commenced to tell what happened. She said, “ I was putting the baby in the car & I guess she got in there then. We were going down the road & heard a meow. We looked around & there she was standing on the seat between us!”
Have you ever found yourself somewhere you didn’t plan on being? I mean, when you started out, you thought,
“Oh, this is a good idea.”
Over time, you realized,
“Yeah, really shouldn’t have done that.”
Then, you are stuck & don’t know how to get out of that situation. You may not have someone as good hearted as my daughter-in-law to bring you back home. First, be realistic. Know there are consequences to everything. Those consequences may not be great. However, I heard the motivational speaker Zig Ziglar put it the best, “If you are going to have to swallow a frog, you don’t want to have look at it too long.” Meaning, get you some gumption & take it like the big bad boy you were when you made that wrong decision. Right your wrongs quickly. Then, know you have people around you that love you & will help you. Don’t be afraid to admit your mistakes. The Lord uses both good & bad to make us who He wants us to be.
James 1:2 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; v. 3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. V. 4 But let patience have her perfect work that you may be perfect and entire wanting nothing.
Nothing is a better character builder than a good ol’ dose of humility. Take inventory of what it is you are supposed to be doing. Don’t let it damper your spirit. Everybody makes mistakes. Failure is not getting back up, once you fall down. So, get up, dust yourself off & hit the ground running. Pray about it all. Ask the Lord to give you strength & He will. Just like our sweet cat Pepper, you will be so glad to see the light of home!
I am so glad you came by today to visit with me. I hope you are getting back in the swing of things after the holidays. As for me, I have to be going because I should be washing clothes.