March 27, 2019

Uncross Your Wires for a Clearer Appreciation of Your Future!

Have you ever experienced one of those days when it seemed like your mental wiring was confused and mixed up? Yesterday was one of those days for me. I woke up thinking about the cover and title for my book on The Lord’s Prayer. The first draft of the content is basically finished now. The challenge was my subconscious mind was imputing graphical ideas for another book, not yet written and my conscious mind was not connecting there is something not right about what was going on.

In fact, it was not until into the afternoon that my daughter noticed my efforts and brought my attention to the fact there is something not right happening here. Graphics and text were not in alignment. I could attempt to use the excuse, I had a lot on my mind, but what was going on, applied to what I was supposedly working on. So much for a morning of creativity.

What we tell ourselves about ourselves in situations like this is important. Treat yourself as well as you would treat others. Laugh with situations, not at people and this includes yourself. Look for the benefits that arise from circumstances. There are always things to learn, even if it means learning what not to do next time.

As I started over, my daughter suggested, why not turn your books into a series and use a common thread to your titles. What did I do with my morning’s work? I creatively wove some of the thoughts into the Introduction, so the time was not really lost. I liked the changes which occurred in the rewrite. Maybe what was perceived as crossed wires was really just part of a journey along a different path to a specific end result. Hmm! Something to consider.

If I had beaten myself up in the first place, would I have even be ready for what was to come out of what had been? Again, something to consider. God can work all things for good, if we allow Him time to do just that in our life. Uncross your wires for a clearer appreciation of your future!

I really love the picture attached to this article of my wire crossed, misplaced sheep. It has great personality and speaks volumes of many things. It may be awhile before it makes an appearance on a book cover, so rather than being buried in a digital file, a debut of sorts takes place here. Blessings to you and your family.

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