365 Days of Transformation One Word at a Time©
Day #19 Satisfied
I am satisfied.
The weight of the world is lifted when I release the need or desire to fix, control, or own what belongs to someone else.
I used to have a crazy need, a burning desire to fix other people’s problems.
When someone came to me, crying, angry, or frustrated by life, I’d jump right smack dab in the middle of the fray and offer to solve their issues.
I became so involved.
Trying to fill the emptiness inside me, my life was about living for everyone else, instead of living for myself.
As I began to talk daily with the CEO of the Universe the emptiness subsided and the desire to control other people receded.
It wasn’t easy. There were times old habits ruled and I’d find myself talking with the CEO before going to sleep and apologizing for the day’s behavior.
Gradually I created a new habit. Every time my thoughts turned toward stepping into a family, friend, coworker’s – anybody’s – turmoil and getting too deeply drawn in, I said a quick prayer.
“Dear Father, through your son Christ Jesus, I ask you and thank you for releasing me from the need or desire to fix, control, or own what belongs to someone else. Please guide me, show me what you want me to do and give me the words of your counsel if they are needed. Let your will be done, for I know only good will come even if I’m not involved. You know me and you know this situation, I trust you to handle it. Amen.”
Can’t even begin to tell you how many times my “needed” involvement simply faded away. Or by the time I had said my prayer the person had already changed the subject. When I was really needed, the CEO always supplied the right words for the situation and moving forward, I was able to leave it alone.
The more I got to know the CEO of the Universe, the more Psalm 107:9 KJV came true, “For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness.”
Transformation, one word, one day at a time.
Change your outlook.
Change your behavior.
When asked, “How are you?” answer with today’s word.
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