Sunday, February 14, 2010

Painted into a corner

Where have I been all these months? Why no posts? I feel as though I've painted myself into a corner as it were, with the title of this blog. Should I only always relate everything through the lens of learning contentment. What about the days when I am baffled, stuck, confused, grumpy, discontented? Do I write about them? Should they be included?

My perfectionist self says, "NO WAY." Nobody wants to know where I've fallen off the wagon in my diet, focused too much on self, complained. Perhaps they don't want to, but to battle the perfectionist in me, I must face these shortcomings. How am I ever to learn from my mistakes if I can't even admit to having them.

So I set myself back to the work of facing these skeletons. Learning doesn't come without finding out what DOESN'T work.

I can do all things through Christ who infuses me with His strenghth. Phillippians 4:13.

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad to see a post from you! I tend to do the same when blogging... figure no one wants to hear about what is not going well. Funny because it always helps ME to know I'm not alone in struggling... and helps to see how others push forward. Maybe part of learning contentment is recognizing that part of DIScontentment is something telling us that there needs to be a change in how we are doing something or relating to others... contentment doesn't equal stagnation. (And, yes, I just thought of that and I think I'm telling myself as much or more than I'm telling you).


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