Seeking Women of Wisdom: Day 21

Here’s what I believe about friends.  You truly do become like the 5 people you hang around, so it is important to be careful who you choose.

Loyalty is key!  Those that are worthy of your time and energy, are family.  Keep your focus there.

Don’t simply fill people in the spots, hold them open until you find people you want to emulate.  For me, I want people who I deem to be wise and strongly spiritually inclined-usually Christ centered.

I want to be a little old lady with braided hair that has my own zany ways, but that people consider to be wise and close to Christ.  I don’t mind not being understood, but I want to have wisdom.

I won’t get there being pulled away into chaos or debasement, so I stay alert to my time and energy with friends.

So how does that fit in with loving my neighbor?  Perfectly.  I want to love my neighbor, but boundaries are necessary to keep your own soil thriving and able to produce good fruit.

Commitments, Round One: Day 18

Today I tackled commitments.

Anyone who knows me knows that I have a lot of interests.  I love to learn about everything and crave knowledge.

For everything that is actively going on my life though, I probably have a good 10 things in the pipeline waiting to come to fruition.  The ideas are never ending.

When I lived in Atlanta there was a major crazy loopy interchange called “Spaghetti Junction” and that’s pretty much what it looks like in the inner cracks and crannies of my mind.

The thing I have to be careful of is:

a)  the actual timing of when I implement ideas.

2)  making sure I see my commitment through to the end.

iii)  doing things with excellence.

So really this is a humble admitting of my flaws and a realigning of what is on the horizon.

Questions were:  How long do I want to do this for?  Am I still called to this?  Am I doing it well?  Should I begin to place an end date on this commitment?

So I wrote down the things that I have going on vs. the things that I want to accomplish and began to go through those specific questions.  It was good to see that some of them would kind of phase out and make room for others in almost a natural sense.  While other things I need to stop and pray over whether it’s something I need to keep in my life.

Zero waste of time.  It’s definitely a work in progress.