Peace & Poetry

Seek peace and pursue it… Psalm 34:14

I stand corrected.

The minutes slipped by as I searched in a calm frenzy to comfort the uneasiness building up inside me.

Although I wouldn’t necessarily admit to feeling “hurt,” anyone with half a brain cell could just look at my YouTube algorithm and tell by the When to stop helping people and What was your F*** It, Done helping others moment recommendations that I wasn’t having the best evening. 

In the midst of my wrestling between indulging in Hersey’s chocolate or a room temperature bottle of blueberry moscato it dawned on me… The fact that I care so much about what people think is a warning sign that I’m not walking in God’s will. 

In the book I’m currently reading, called Biblical Minimalism, the author writes:

Freedom comes from making the transition from trying to please everyone to trying to please One.

Cheryl E. Smith

I’m a chronic people-pleaser. It’s in my nature. And sometimes, more often that not, it gets me into trouble. Rather than relying on God to direct my steps, I took matters into my own hands; devised my own plan and well…it didn’t work out quite the way I expected. Instead of entertaining self-pity, I acknowledge where I went asunder and I take responsibility for it.

“For the Lord disciplines the one he loves,

and chastises every son whom he receives.”

Hebrews 12:6 (ESV)

I’m so grateful for the way things turned out because I can now learn from it and be better prepared for the next text.

Thank God for His correction. 

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