Going in circles is an interesting phenomenon. We can physically walk/run in them. We can verbally talk or mentally think in them. And we can even live our lives in them. I think though going in circles for the most part has a negative connotation especially when no purpose is being served by going through them. But that’s the key word…purpose. If you knew that going in a circle would eventually lead you to a place of growth, is it still a negative thing? Can going in a circle have purpose?
So, I have anxiety about flying. It’s manageable and I try to not let it hold me back from going places, but it’s still quite problematic.
Click here for Day 1. When you hear the word communion usually the first thing that pops in your head is the anxiety of spilling grape juice on your clothes with those honey i shrunk the plastic cups and those tasty styrofoam wafers. But that is not the context I’m talking about today, so fear not. ha!!
Click here for Day 1. There’s no other way to describe it outside of that Jesus and I are on a journey. It’s like He pulled up to my house out the blue, opened the passenger side car door, and told me to jump in. I have no clue where the heck we are going, but it feels good.
Click here for Day 1. Awhile back someone told me the best analogy I’ve heard for the Christian journey. Imagine God placing you in a warehouse. He tells you that he will give you commands and guidance for life in this warehouse.
So within the last year I’ve realized this about myself. I can make sense of its results, but not yet why do I function in this dysfunctional way. Understanding the root of problems is the key to actually dealing with the dysfunction as opposed to merely changing one’s behavior through habit.
Start with Day 1. So, I’m aware “I’m lost”, I’ve acknowledged that fact to myself and to God, now what? This next step is usually tricky.
There is nothing more annoying to me than trite questions asked about my personal life from people that are not close to me or that at least are not engaged in a deep discussion with me.