Confession: I had a post ready to go this morning. It was an “about me” post. And late at night I lost the nerve and cancelled it as I was certain no one would want to read anything about me in that type of format. I even deleted it. That’s how sure I was. Then my friend, Barbie, made me feel differently this morning.
Yesterday, I read something I cannot get out of my head. The post was from TheGypsyMama — you can find it HERE. Lisa-Jo mentioned a variety of things she doesn’t do well and a number of things she does brilliantly. It resonated with me particularly because I was sure I wouldn’t be able to come up with that many things I do well.
And that bothers me as there has to be plenty of things I do exceedingly well. For I know my Creator didn’t hold back while making me.
So, here I am. Forcing myself to give it a try. Will you show me some grace as I bare some confessions with you?
I tend to get in the way of my own successes. I’m stubborn like that.
I tend to assume I know what’s best most of the time. I’m naïve like that.
I tend to delay my reactions to an argument or a clear opportunity sometimes until it’s too late. I’m slow like that.
I tend to procrastinate at doing things I don’t enjoy. I’m lazy like that.
Even though I know His plan is always best, I still argue with God. I’m selfish like that.
Mud puddle splashing, wet sandbox playing, and messy crafting all make my face twitch. But I don’t let that stop my son’s enjoyment of them. I’m determined like that.
Although I struggle with patience, praying for it every morning manages to make me succeed at keeping it. I know where my help comes from. And I’m not afraid to ask for something like that.
My children and husband know I love them. I tell and show them multiple times every day. I’m dedicated like that.
When I tell my husband I could live anywhere God takes us and not complain, I mean it. I can make any house feel like home. I’m not afraid of change. I enjoy a challenge like that.
I have no trouble finding the positive side of a situation or potential in anyone. I’m gifted like that.
Forgiveness comes easy for me as I’m blessed by grace every day and know it. I’m a sinner like that.
I can read my son like a book. With each expression clearly bookmarked. I’ve invested my time like that.
Disciplining is extremely difficult for me (I’d rather just forgive). But I make sure to take the proper opportunities. No matter how much it hurts me. I can love like that.
If I tell you I’m going to pray for you, I do. More than once. I’m sincere like that.
I can build a train track with the best of them. My son is always amazed when I make his curvy drawing come to life. It’s a puzzle challenge for me and I enjoy things like that.
Stopping everything to play with my child is something I make sure to do every day. Not because I’m procrastinating, but because I know a day will come when that won’t be an option. I’m aware of reality like that.
Talking about myself does not come easy for me. But I’m striving to make sure that doesn’t interfere with me being transparent with you. I appreciate you like that.
We both made it through! Thank you for allowing me to share but a glimmer of me–the stubborn gal.
How about you? What are you good at? I know you have plenty. I’d love to hear.
Thanks for sharing your time with me.