Picture this: You find a colorful, bright new shower curtain, $15.00. It will brighten up your space nicely.
Once that shower curtain goes up, the paint looks dingy, gotta paint! OMG the paint looks great but those light fixtures gotta go....then it's the sink, vanity, floor...on and on until the whole house gets done.
Well I am experiencing something like that in my head. One incident opens up a whole can of crabs. They are all over mom's laundry room, mixed in with the pile of dirty clothes on the floor. Permeating the whole back room. YIKES! Soon, I hear "SHARON MARIE!!"
Well, as my beautiful daughter pointed out to me, Sunday evening, in regard to the Gamma incident, I am the one who is jealous. Damn right, and how dare she have a better relationship with those kids than I do. So, I am eating humble pie. I am getting really sick of it too.
When there is a lesson to be learned, God has a way of keeping it in the fore front until I "get it". Over the past couple weeks, I have eaten a lot of humble pie. Yes, I am passive aggressive, jealous and the list will most likely grow.
You see, what ever the project you take on, whether is it rebuilding a car, decorating your house or trying to change the way you view life. It's usually, if not always a lot bigger and harder than you originally expected it to be.
Luke 14:28"For which one of you, when he wants to build a tower, does not first sit down and calculate the cost to see if he has enough to complete it? 29 "Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all who observe it begin to ridicule him,…
Sometimes you cannot count the entire cost because there is collateral damage to be dealt with. So when putting together a budget, be it monetary or head spinning, add a collateral fund, be generous, and your project will be a lot easier to manage.
Climbing uphill, what to give me a boost?