Thursday, March 22, 2018

News Flash: You're ruining your own life.

Sometimes I write blog posts primarily for you, whoever you are.

Today I'm writing it for me.  I need to give myself a little talking to.

Here's the verse from Proverbs 19:3 that caught my attention:

People ruin their lives by their own stupidity,

so why does God always get blamed?

Now obviously my life is not ruined.  But there's some truth packed in that little verse.

I have made choices.   Big choices like who to marry, where to live, which children to adopt, where to work.   But I also make little choices every day ... what I put in my mouth, how much exercise I get, how I respond to the things people do and say, if I'm going to have a good attitude or a bad one, if I'm going to say positive things about others or negative ones.

After a series of these choices, all mine, I can end up in a place I didn't want to be.   Whether it's overweight and out of shape or miserable and crabby, I end up there.   And my response?   WHY LORD! 

I'm not calling myself stupid.   Nor, as mentioned above, do I consider my life ruined.  But I gotta own some of my choices and make better ones.  

And instead of blaming God for the consequences I have brought on myself, I need to be grateful daily for the undeserved blessings He gives me -- regardless of how many dumb things I do.


Paula said...

I know that you said this is for you but a beg to disagree. This is a God wink for me.

Claudia said...

That's great to hear Paula! And thanks for taking time to tell me!