Monday, December 9, 2013

Advent Journey: On Failure


I failed badly today. I was shouty, angry, and unhelpful. All the things I am trying to avoid being - despite all those things I spoke about last week - this is me today. I am truly sorry - but, I am thankful that, by God's Grace, I can get back on the path and pick up my steps again.

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  1. Ha..that's me every day....my gracious days are the exception rather than the rule - I've imparted some of my shoutiness to you....you need to give me some of your calm...! Jo x

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  2. Well, seems to me that we human beings have a way of being less than we wish to be. What's pretty wonderful is that we might realize that we might have failed to be perfect, and even made a mistake or three, even hurt someone else's feelings...and can have a fresh opportunity in each day to be a better version of ourself.

    Simple, but true.

    xo

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  3. It is the getting up again that counts, Jesus fell three times under the weight of THAT cross and truly understands our every need.

    Praying that you have a better day today.

    San xxxxx

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  4. Thank you both. Yes we all have these days - sometimes moments in everyday. The great thing though is that we can start again - afresh - everyday and sometimes several times a day. We will never get there by our good works but by Grace alone x

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  5. Isn't it bugging when we act in ways we don't want to? Sigh...being human...I know it well. Big hugs to you my friend, xxx

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  6. No matter how much we try to show a calm exterior there are times when everything needs to be heard. At least you have recognised it and can now go back to being calmer again. Have a great day. xx

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  7. Wishing you calmness of mind and heart and applauding your ability to honest before God. We all have difficult days and God understands and loves us still.

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  8. Can't add much to San's comment... Such beauty in that grace that is His alone! Praying your Advent is sweet and joyfilled,

    Lisa

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  9. I agree with all the above. You are human but you at least recognise your shortcomings. That is a big plus.

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  10. I like your honesty with yourself. Thankful too that God's grace has abundant daily doses

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  11. I've been feeling the same way this past week. I feel like I've been yelling at my children far too much. Sometimes having a three year old daughter at this age is difficult for me. It seems like my three sons were so much easier and I also had them when I was younger. This time of the year there are a million and one things to do and sometimes the stress of everything takes its toll. You're not alone!! : ) xo

    ~ Wendy

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    1. I know that, Wendy and neither are you. A little one later on is a hard shift xx

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  12. I hadn't realized my son had been using my computer, thus the name "Connor McDonagh." Another reason to yell!!! LOL!! : )

    ~ Wendy

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    1. Lol - that's just the kind of thing that happens to me!

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  13. Oh we've all been there I'm sure. I have been angry said "stuff" then we start the apologizing. Thankfully no one has a hardened heart and life goes on and all is forgiven. Be easy on yourself!

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  14. Just came here as I've noticed you on Soulemama. Enjoying your Advent reflections.

    For today, might I suggest Romans 7:14? One of my favourites!

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    1. Hello MamaShift - thank you for dropping in. Yes Paul gets it right here! Thank you xx

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    2. It's a favourite for reason, you know! Ahem.

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  15. Thanks everyone - I was going to post about something else, but it felt hypocritical to ramble on in my usual way, when I was still thinking of my bad moments. All forgiven now - of course it is xxx

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  16. Thank you for being real! We can all relate! Love and hugs.

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