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Nov 13

You Blah-Blah-Blahed me!

Posted on Saturday, November 13, 2010 in Uncategorized

You Blah-Blah-Blahed me!”, Sammy said.

I laughed.

Recently to illustrate a point I intentionally misspelled a word while writing on a whiteboard.

When Ashtin pointed my error out I “ignored” her correction.

When Ashtin persisted I argued that I was right and she was wrong.

Undaunted Ashtin knew she was right.  She was quickly joined by Sammy and others in a chorus of voices correcting my spelling.

I stood my ground exclaiming, “oh, it’s no big deal!”

Finally standing in front of the board I defended by spelling with a dismissing “Blah-blah-blah!”

You Blah-Blah-Blahed me!”, Sammy said.

That’s the way many of us treat the screw-ups in their lives:

* First – we pretend we don’t see it.

* Second – we argue that it’s right.

* Third – we decide we don’t care what the rules say; we’re going to do it our way anyway.

* Fourth – we agree it’s wrong, but just try to cover it up — “Blah-Blah-Blah“.

That’s a whole lot of work, but most people seem to live life that way.

We want to do what we want to do the way we want to do it when we want to do it.

That usually works out fine, unless “we cross the line”.

“The Line”

You have a “line”, I have a “line”, our Creator has a “line”.

God wants to erase when we “cross the line” for us. First we must accept that there is a line — that we were wrong.

If you agree with God that it’s wrong, just pray asking God to forgive you — “Please God forgive me…” — and ask for God’s help to stop doing it — “Please God help me not to…”.

Jesus Christ’s friend John explained: “If we say we have no sin, we are fooling ourselves…but if we confess our sins, he will forgive our sins, because we can trust God to do what is right. He will cleanse us from all the wrongs we have done.” [1 John 1:8-9, NCV]

Or, as you may have heard or read this simple piece of advice: If you screw up, fess up.

I invite you to join me in stopping from Blah-Blah-Blahing God.  If you screw up, fess up.

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