Thursday, September 24, 2009

I had it Backwards

No, not my shirt, but I’ve done that before.  You know, half-asleep, or in the dark, you slip your shirt over your head, and it just doesn’t feel right.  And then you realize, Goofy... you put it on backwards.



Just today, after a very long time, I figured out I was doing something else backwards….in my thinking, in my heart.



I discovered yet another way I get offended.



‘Bout time, you say.



Well, thankfully, He isn’t through with me, yet!  I’m still learning.



I discovered that I expect other people to treat me the way I would treat them.   I know.  A revelation, huh?



When someone, especially someone I expect to know better,  does or says something to me that I would NEVER do or say to them, it is offensive to me.  I take it personally. I get a little bit indignant.



Self-righteous of me, don’t you think?



You know the scripture.  “Treat others the way you want them to treat you.” (Luke 6:31 NLT)



I just can’t find the one that says “Others will treat you as you treat them.”



If you find it, will you let me know?



Otherwise, I think I’m just going to have to let Him change my backwards thinking, my backwards heart.



And stop being offended.



~Robin

5 comments:

erin said...

Good one. I'll have to get the scoop on where this one came from. ;-)

kimheinecke said...

Certainly a good skill to have -- "the art of unoffendedness"

jimmy paravane said...

What's really fun is when you go to change into yer pj's and realize you wore your shirt backwards the whole day. And nobody said anything to you about it. So, which category does that fall into? (grin)

Full of Joy said...

Have you been reading 'Bait of Satan' ?

Natalie Witcher said...

Good one, Meadows. WHERE'S THAT BABY!?!?!