Posted on Friday, August 3, 2012
in Emotional, Relational, Social, Spiritual, Values
This the final entry in a three-part series on chains that lock us down.
To review, “Gotta Be My Way” people and “Drama Draggers” need gentleness; the gentleness God provides will certainly be sufficient.
When we’re chained to self-pity, we “Something I Can Never Have” envious people, need to rest in gratitude and contentment for what they have.
Shackle us to selfishness
Clamp our compassion
Fasten our desire to offer forgiveness
Latch us to loneliness
And padlock our potential
There is another chain that anchors us to our past.
My son Josh loves cars. Through his teens years he slowly but enthusiastically spread his enthusiasm to me, and to the rest of our household.
We watch “car shows” together. We laugh at the mishaps. We marvel at the technology. We skills oh and ah at the power, and drool when we see certain cars.
Certainly then I must drive a nice car.
I drive a 1996 Plymouth Voyager.