ROADBLOCKS (Day 4 of 7)
(Need to start at the beginning? Day 1)
So what’s stopping you?
Love does not insist on its own way. 1 Corinthians 13:5
One of the biggest roadblocks for me is when a particular thing becomes a reflection of my worth and value. I “need” this thing to prove to myself or others that I’m OK. I may be nice about it on the surface, but I’m stealthily pushy.
I used to feel overwhelmed by the outside of my house. I “needed” for everything to look nice all the time. I think I was afraid the neighbors would be upset if things got a bit messy. What would they think of us? Poor Paul, he got a bit of fussiness over it, and I was pretty angry and stressed over it much of the time.
It took a bit, but I finally teased my worth out of the appearance of our yard and now I care, but I have saner expectations and nicer attitudes. I’m not demanding my own way. I’m inviting my husband to build the home and yard that blesses us and our guests.
Where do you feel stress? Are you pushing for your agenda? What’s underneath all that? Talk to God about why you feel the need to push.