Have you ever fell face down and realized it was your own fault? To be completely honest, I can’t even count how many times this has happened to me. I try to do things my way and time and time again I’m reminded I’m not the one calling all of the shots.
Don’t get me wrong. There is something to be said about personal responsibility, but I’m talking about after you’ve shown up and done what you’re supposed to do. You dotted your “i’s” and crossed your “t’s”, but then you got impatient. You tried to make decisions that were out of your control so the odds would swing in your favor. (By the way when I say “you”, I’m speaking to myself more so than anyone reading this.)
I’ve done this so often that it’s comical when I actually sit down to reflect on the wreckage in my life and realize “Hey…you did this yourself!! You got impatient and jumped from step 2 to step 46 and thought no one would notice.” (Not much gets passed my HP, in case you were wondering.)
I’m reminded to share because I recently was humbled by my HP and I’m grateful for the experience. I’m grateful to know that even though I think I’m calling the shots, there is still a power way beyond me capable of doing and seeing things I can’t even imagine. My job is to show up day after day ready and willing to do the work.