The Wrong-Side UP app

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Good Morning, God!

Yesterday while chatting with June (my Spiritual Director) I suddenly noticed a Wrong-Side UP App at work inside me. I had been telling her how much I appreciated her help. Then I remembered that 8 or 9 years ago I felt I had received a “command” from You: Find 10 areas in which you need help — then find 10 people in each area to help you!

Immediately, I could feel my delight slipping away. Instead of focusing on what I was doing now to ask for help,  I had switched to focusing on what I hadn’t done.

June heard me and suggested that I have come quite far. And I thought, “That’s RIGHT! I am making progress.” I started to count and realized that I am getting help in eight areas. Then I thought how wonderful that there were two more areas waiting for me to discover. At the time I just thought how easy it was to slip into focusing on self blame and self judgment.

Then, God, this morning a friend called. She was upset, having just dropped and broken a favorite light fixture — and was feeling terrible. Then she mentioned how yesterday she had taken her eye off her dear husband, who had fallen and scraped his arm.

AH! That was when it hit me, God. I told her that she was looking at the one time she failed –while failing to see the 99 times she had succeeded!

It seems there are a lot of us who have an Inner App that wants to turn things Wrong-Side Up!

Thank You, God, for helping us to install The Right-Side UP app!

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One comment on “The Wrong-Side UP app
  1. cheri says:

    focusing on what I AM doing …that lesson hit us both on the same week!

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