Thursday, September 24, 2009

Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen Vices:

1) Laziness and procrastination: they go hand-in-hand. The bigger the to-do list, the more interesting things I need "to do" before I start. My goal in life is to make the most out of my time and to pack lots of meaning into every moment.
2) Pride. In some areas of life, it's definitely my way or the highway, and if you cross me by taking the side road, it's hard for me to let it go. Yes, I know it's totally futile to act like this with God, especially. I was watching the movie "Fireproof" last night and this quote captured me: "Before I was a Christian I was so concentrated on what was unfair and what I deserved..." My goal is to be less like this and more mindful of love.
3) Emotional eating and/or eating mindlessly whilst occupied with something else. Nailbiter would fall into this category, too, I think.
4) Cleaning: I have to go over a surface 4-5 times before it's presentable. I complain about cleaning, too.
5) Sometimes it's hard to put myself in others' shoes. I feel for you, I'm just really bad at showing it.
6) Texting while driving
7) Avoiding conflict and confrontation and shutting down in the face of it.
8) My husband has to remind me to send thank you notes. I am not good at showing appreciation sometimes. I feel it, but don't show it well sometimes.
9) Word vomit, gossip, not thinking before I speak = no power over my mouth.
10) My humor often involves "laughing WITH" others, which is basically another way of saying I laugh at their expense. I feel like I'm good at letting people know it's good natured, and I will stop if someone is offended, but I'd rather make someone laugh over something with positive value.
11) Assuming things. You know what they say about people who ass | u | me things! Without realizing it, I fill in the holes of conversations and then sometimes present this new knowledge as fact in later conversation.
12) Curiosity. A healthy amount of curiosity is a good thing, but sometimes, if I can't remember a lyric or something, I cannot rest until I have figured it out by OCD googling it, or asking everyone in my phone book.
13) Ulcerative colitis. I can't help this one, but it's still a flaw and something I'd rather not be associated with.
2 Corinthians 12:9 (New American Standard Bible)

And He has said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness." Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.

1 comment:

  1. Word vomit, gossip, not thinking before I speak = no power over my mouth.
    I feel ya...I'm in a bible study right now to fix this problem. HA! I'm working on it, but it's hard. I just can't keep my mouth shut!


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