I shared one of my life truths recently, one counseled into shape by a pastor and friend. When I shared, the woman listening to me silently nodded, with a small, nimble smile. Acknowledgement? Recognition? Shared fate? What about you?
I grew up in a household ruled by someone who always had to be right, and…when someone always has to be right, someone gets to always be wrong. My mother was probably glad when I was born and the blame shifted. I don’t begrudge her. One of my siblings inherited the righteousness and blighted my life for long awhile. But (there’s always a butt in a family) –
There’s always an UP Side. I believe it with all my heart. Even in a life circumstance that threatened to swallow my self-esteem whole.
So, here is wisdom to abut the truth: if you are always going to be WRONG – not matter what – you might as well DARE! This is where strong, smart, and bold is generated and fueled. In God I trust. He will gird and guide me in all circumstances. He knows my heart. He loves me, no matter what. He cares, so I dare, being/doing the best that I can.
“Only to the extent that man exposes himself over and over again to annihilation can that which is indestructible arise within him. In this lies the dignity of daring.” – Karlfried Graf Durckheim
Wow! I like reading things that marinate in my head for a while and help me process myself and why I’m who I am. This is one of those readings. I haven’t gotten to the DARE part in my life. The strong, smart, and bold sounds so freeing.
Confidence is not arrogance when you know you are loved – thanks for reflecting along with me, Jennifer