Posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2012
in Emotional, How To, Relational, Spiritual, Values
This weekend at Anika’s baby dedication we shared parenting advice with the new parents Angi & Aaron.
My wife Amy said, “If you screw up, fess up.”
She elaborated, “when you make mistakes admit them.”
Unfortunately, Amy learned that lesson from my…umm…from me.
You see, I’ve had to fess up a lot.
When I Mismanage My Life I Neglect My Highest Priorities
When I have mismanaged my life it’s my wife and God who get cheated. Sadly, I take for granted those who love me the most. I haven’t rejected my faith in God, I’ve just gotten so busy that I have not included God in my thoughts, feelings and plans as often as I would prefer.
Solution – Repent. I believe that “If you screw up, fess up.”
I have to go to my wife, and to God, and apologize. “I’m sorry. I _______, and I wish that I didn’t _______. Please forgive me.” Beyond that I know I need their help to make meaningful changes to overcome my weaknesses.
Today – Today is the 323rd anniversary of the day I asked Amy out.
I still know how lucky I am she said “yes”, but sometimes I forget. When I do I have to “fess up” and make a change.
Mysilentscream for you? “If you screw up, fess up.”