You know, sometimes it just sucks being human. So limited in our abilities compared to the One we were made to be the image of and yet we attempt to make ourselves responsible for things beyond our limitations. (Can you tell that I am talking about myself yet?)
It is funny when you discover your weaknesses. I found that I am capable of handling many things and I don’t generally take criticism as anything more than constructive and rarely do I take things personally. However, in the face of the possibility that I have CAUSED stress or hurt…IT WRECKS ME.
I think it funny that I am in the middle of two things at church, a series called How To Wreck Your Life and a spiritual growth group based on a book The Me I Want To Be. I have learned that I have what is called a Spiritual Inhibitor and mine apparently is INACTION. I was not seeing it and neither did anyone I asked. So I was trying to see where that plays out in my life and asked God to show me. I realized that deep down, I know that it is a part of me and I actually OVERCOMPENSATE by actually RUSHING to action for fear of not acting. I don’t like having weaknesses. I tend to try to flip them. Sometimes this does not turn out very well. In speech or in action. When pressed, I might just rush THROUGH something that I should have taken more time THINKING about for fear of overthinking it and then become unsure and then ignore it and do nothing.
Sometimes an immediate response may not necessarily be the best one. I know that my intentions are good, but my actions or words don’t match them.
Then, I beat myself up about it.
I am growing here people, I am growing. Apparently when I asked God to show me where my “spritual inhibitor” played out in my life…he provided a week in which I had to deal with it a couple of times. YAY ME!
I think I have learned what you wanted me to see. Thank you for answering my prayer. Would it be possible to end the lesson here?
In Jesus name, Amen!
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This is a great post Dawn — It can be really complex how these show up. Good insight into how it’s playing out for you. Sorry for the pain of the lesson, but it’s really quite intriguing — thanks for seeking to be understood.