"Blessed is the man who listens to me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at my doorpost" -Proverbs 8:34
When I was little girl I remembered my mom always describing me to others as a child that has a "mind of her my own". It was something that she saw as a blessing, but it also caused her and my dad a headache at times. My mother said that one day she was holding my hand and walking down the street, when I suddenly let go of her hand and ran straight into the street. On another occasion she shared that after I attended a sleepover one of the parents of a child approached her to share some information about me. Her daughter told her that during the sleepover a little girl kept complaining about her asthma and not being able to breathe. While the others girls wanted to ignore her, I made them all come together to pray for her (rolled eyes and all), and told her that she was going to be okay.
Having a "mind of my own" caused my butt to become very well acquainted with my dad's belt due to my stubbornness growing up , but it also made my parents proud that I could make a decision on my own. As I have grown and matured in life, my goal has been to find a way to refine my head strong attitude into a character trait that helps others instead of causing trouble.
During my studies today I read Proverbs 8:34 and had a light bulb moment! It was a such a short and simple scripture, yet it spoke volumes to me. It was sweet reminder that my attitude is something that God can and will use in a large way when it is led by him. God speaks to each of us every single day but rarely do we listen. Work, life, and our own curiosity of doing the opposite of what is told to us drown out his voice. It will makes us think that he is being silent and that we have the "right away" to run straight into the street. But when we take the time to be quite and wait for him and his guidance in our lives, we will find ourselves healing others, shining our light in the darkness, and steering clear of any dangerous situations.
Do you have a "mind of your own" attitude? Start today by refining it into a mind of HIS own by listening and being obedient. You'll find that what some may have viewed in your character as a flaw can be used in more amazing way than you know! :)
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xo- Christian Joy