Relationship training starts before marriage. That starts now. I have been studying character, marriage, growth, etc. for a long time now. Still, I’m surrounded by books like Grit by Angela Duckworth, Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self To Your Biggest Challenges by Amy Cuddy, the Respect Dare by Nina Roesner, and the list goes on. I dream about being the best I can be. I dream about being the woman that God intends for me to be. I dream about making Him proud. I dream about hearing Him say, “Well done, good and faithful servant.” To me, that means learning to produce fruits of the holy spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Many of the books I read help give me daily practical advice on how to best pursue those things.
Why this brief ramble? I wrote about reading “Laugh Your Way To A Better Marriage” by Mark Gungor. These are the thoughts that didn’t make it to my evaluation of the book. They weren’t really related, but I felt the need to share anyway.
Today was another winter-esque day. Since I work at a car wash, I had off today. My mind had lots of time to wander. It chose to keep coming back to nagging thoughts of mine.
What do you really want? (Result)
Why do you want it? (Purpose)
What do you need to do? (Massive Action Plan)
Oh, so many things go on my list. What do I want in regards to which area of my life? Hm? Well, as I thought, I noticed a book from the library I should really read before it’s due.
In this book, “How to Prosper in Hard Times”, more of my nagging themes came around again. Listen to this:
“Through dissatisfaction, we are led to satisfaction … When you realize your ambition or desire, you will be satisfied for only a period of brief time; then the urge to expand will come again.” (Joseph Murphy)
How true I find this to be. Do you also feel as though you demand much of yourself, only to turn around and see you’ve accomplished that and must find yourself a new challenge?
Is it me, or does this post have no real rhyme or rhythm? It seems to be my muddled thoughts – not even put in a neat order for you. I apologize. My head is whirling in a viennese waltz to a Bollywood song. If there is anything you would like me to clarify, please let me know!