Saturday, July 17, 2010

Trying again...

Lately, I've been pondering old thoughts again. I'm assuming that at some point, everyone finds a quote or verse of some kind that just sticks with them throughout their life. For me, that quote has always been Galatians 5:22, the Fruits of the Spirit. It's all too easy to get caught up in the excitement, goals, fears, and drama of daily life, but when I remember to compare my daily endeavors to these fruits, life finally comes back into focus.

So tonight I've been praying that I can begin to live with "love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control" again. I've re-decided that I need to evaluate any goals, choices, statements, or happiness according to that list. Is that goal based on patience? Is this word or choice based on love? And so on. It's just disheartening to know how easily I forget about these things...So here I go again, I'm reminding myself (and anyone else who wants to join me?) that it's not too late to change directions and pursue a spirit that will bring the love, joy, and peace we so desperately search for in daily life.

2 comments:

Adrian said...

I think it's easy to lose direction or to believe that you are not living your life according to the way you planned. It's easy to believe that you're not saying or doing something with the right intentions. But when it comes down to it, when you're at you're clearest of thought, when the crazy-storm of life has cleared away, you realize that the person you want to be has been there all along- you just forgot to believe in yourself.

Miranda said...

Thank you for that reminder Adrian. I just hope after the storm I'm left with a version of myself who is thriving in all those fruits.

Also, I believe this is the first time I've heard from you. Do you have a blog I could check out as well? How did you find mine?