Gather around boyfriends and girlfriends…settle down and grab a seat. Criss cross applesauce.Shhh….inside voices.
It’s time for a story. Today’s share?
Interpreted by Miss. Caterpillar
That would be me.
We have to learn a whole lot of stuff during our lives. Growing up, we had to master skills that now come naturally to us. Like walking and talking. And making cereal.
But even when we’re grown, life continues to require us to learn. Sometimes we learn things that aren’t good for us. Bad habits like spending too much, having a short temper, smoking or eating too much.
We find ourselves flat on our backs.
There are people to help us get on our feet, books to read and support meetings to attend, prayer to be done. But even God wants us to succeed on our own so we are stronger.
Ultimately we’re on our own.
Change takes a lot of practice. We find ourselves flat on our backs again.
Loved ones can encourage us, but they can’t do it for us. Even though we know better, we continue to do the things we don’t want to do. We’re clumsy.
But we’re not defeated. We try again. And again.
One day something’s going to click.
We’ll find the motivation we need – even if it means being scared shirtless. You go bankrupt, your marriage falls apart, your health deteriorates. Your motivation to change becomes stronger than the will to stay the same.
Something will click, I have faith. Sooner or later…
We nail the landing. Score a perfect 10 and take home the Gold.
That victory will be worth all the time spent on our backs wondering how the heck we’re gonna get it right. Amen?
You can learn a lot from a beetle.
- What’s one change you’ve made that you’re proud of?
- Is there something in your life you are being clumsy about?