Thursday, July 31, 2008

Life is School

(picture taken in our living room)

A Summer Re-Run (orginally published 6/5/07)

Recently I was sharing (whining) to one of my daughters about having to do something I didn’t really want to do. Something that will infringe on what I want to do with my time. Circumstances over which I will have no control.

My daughter, Erin, who is facing a huge change in her life with her husband heading to Iraq for a year reminded me, “Mom, I hear what you say all the time echo in my head many times a day: ‘Your life is not your own, you’ve been bought with a price.’”

Later that same day, I was having a heart-to-heart with another daughter, Anna who has recently moved to her own apartment after starting a new job. She is experiencing many changes and a few struggles in her young life. After sharing some of those struggles with me she said, “But mom, I remember you always saying, ‘Your life is not your own, you’ve been bought with a price.’” She went on, “I’m learning that life is not all about me.”

I thought, “OK, Lord….I hear You.”

Isn’t it funny how our own words, or more accurately, Paul’s words, come back to us?

My own daughters are now teaching me, reminding me that life is a continual learning process.

Some of this I thought I would have down by now, but I know I still have a long way to go. Thankfully, the One who purchased my life is also very patient to remind me that it’s really not all about me.

And that’s a good thing!

You are not your own; you were bought at a price. I Corinthians 6:19-20


HomeSchool Mommy said...

That's a great thing to continually tell your children (and yourself).

I'll think of that everytime I start to complain now.

Jordan Garrett said...

That is so true! I'm learning now that life isn't about ME, I, or MY. Even though I sometimes have that attitude, I'm working to change it to about HIM. A long process none the less ;)
Thanks for the post! I knew i needed to change some things, so this is reasuring :)

Theresa said...

Thank you for this rerun. I needed it. Some days I wake up and I want it to be all about Me!! I know it is suppose to be all about Him. But my stupid flesh screams like a baby having a temper tantrum.

I am fortunately a work still in progress with a god who lovee me!

dusty takle said...

I find that usually when I stress or worry, I make it about me. It's not always easy to come down from stress high-horse and realize the important stuff. Thank goodness He forgives me still!

jimmy paravane said...

I've always wanted to ask. I know the price that was paid by Christ, but what was the price paid by y'all?

Robin Meadows said...

Yeah, Jimmy. Grace is like that. It's FREE! Our only cost? Death to our flesh. Daily...hourly. I'm still learing.

valerie said...

Isn't that great when your kids let you know some words of wisdom stuck with them?
I'll be keeping your sil and your daughters in my prayers.