Good Day, God!
Here I am at home with nothing pressing to do. Amazing! Today was a full day but tomorrow is almost empty. I am smiling . . . loving the idea of being home all day.
Somewhat to my surprise, I am looking forward to the joys of organizing myself. I am taking a lesson from the book Redirect: The Surprising New Science of Psychological Change.
In the past I have labeled myself Disorganized. And to be honest, God, as I look around my office right now, that might be a fairly accurate label. But labels can be destructive. In the book Redirect, the author points out that negative judgments about ourselves can slide into vicious cycles. Thinking we can’t do something, we ease up on trying to do it. Worse yet, if we accept it as a Core Part of ourselves, we don’t even consider change!
I take great comfort in the fact that You are all about change, God! Furthermore, You never give up on us! And you tell us that we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us.
Ah, but we have to say YES. Yes to You. And Yes to Changing. So, YES, God, YES!
I am choosing — with Your Help — to reject the idea that I am not an organized person. I also have to reject all the negative stereotypes I have about Uber Organized People. Could I really fear becoming too organized? Yikes!
Hmm. So, I am beginning to see, God, that I have Inner Piles of Negative Assumptions that must be processed — before or as I process the piles of paper. Thank You, God, for small first steps and new view points.