truebluemeandyou: one of my most popular posts ever on my kids’ craft blog.
I’m in college, but I still want to try this :D
My most common phrases are “I do what I want” and “I’ll be nicer… after my final(s)!”
& you know it’s pretty bad when it gets to the point where others are also starting to point it out :(
"I do what I want"
I’m a selfish person & would like to think that I’m independent enough to decide what’s best for me. In all honesty, I’m still dumb, naïve, and too young to even know to completely have this control over my life. This isn’t an excuse or a way for me to opt out of becoming more independent… it’s reality. When people give me unappealing advice, my first instinct is to shut them down and show them that I’m capable of acting on my own. When I say this, I’m usually trying to cover up my hurt pride or using it as a scapegoat, because I just don’t want to listen. My pride and stubbornness has grown exponentially since senior year, and that’s saying something :/
"I’ll be nicer… after my finals!"
I shouldn’t have to wait until after a test (or two) to be kind to others. What does that say about my heart, or more importantly, God’s love in my life? These words not only reflect my impatience and lack of maturity, but they give off the impression that my love/kindness towards others is conditional. I can’t keep my old self when I claim to be a child of God. I desperately need to shed my bitterness, pride, and impatience.
God, help me.