Day 37: Trading Mirrors for Windows

November 15, 2017

 

Short thought for the day... I want to be indispensable.  I want to live in such a way that when I am absent I am missed.  I want to feel important, special, loved, respected, and appreciated.  I want to be wanted.  I want to have connected friendships and unbreakable family bonds.  

 

BUT, it's not all about me.  This life I live shouldn't revolve around my personal aspirations, but rather around those that I can impact for the good.  I should live in such a way that when others are absent THEY feel missed.  That THEY feel important, special, loved, respected and appreciated.  THEY should feel wanted.  THEY should feel that THEY have connected friendships and unbreakable family bonds.  I want THEM to feel indispensable.

 

For in the end, "love is not self-seeking" (1 Corinthians 13:5). 

 

It's not about mirrors, it's about windows.  Love looks outward.  

 

Below are a few Quarter Questions (because I think the answers are more valuable than a penny for your thoughts...yes, I know it's lame--but, catchy right?)

-How can you be more intentional in loving others?

-Who can you love better?

-Do you show love to others to benefit them or to benefit yourself? (ouch!)

-Who can you release from judgement and accept "as they are"? (double ouch!)

-What does loving sacrificially look like for you? (triple ouch, seriously get a band-aid)

 

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Written by Melissa Bazzell

Redeemed & chosen.  Wife.  Mother.  Enneagram coach.  Nonprofit promoter.  Lifelong explorer.  Lover of all things coffee & bacon.  Maker.  Master of bedtime bribes.  ADHD hobbyist. Christ follower.   

Melissa Bazzell

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