Set in our ways... let's Revise!

Revise: to make a change, to reconsider, to alter a preconception, 

Tonight a friend and I were talking, I mentioned how some friends are mine were getting rather set in their ways and that I hoped I wasn't getting set in my ways.  She mentioned that it happens to all of us.  We get used things being a certain way and come to expect it, it part of being human.  My response "I DON'T WANNA!"   Silly eh?

I admittedly got to thinking about that.  Realizing that the "I don't wanna".  Comes from my heart.   I remember some seniors in my past that ...oh.. if things weren't a certain way would get all bent out of shape and angry.. and I don't want to be that kind of person.

Yet as I sit here typing, I'm becoming aware of how "set in my ways" I am becoming and I don't know that I'm too keen on that.  I need to keep changing things up a bit.

For instance.. I could have chosen today to just keep chilling in the house with the family, but instead.. I grabbed up my camera and went for a walk.

This week I could have chosen to do my normal thing and worked on the computer til late in the night, but instead I CHOSE to go to bed early!  I know a shocker eh!  :)

I have even changed up our church candy..yes I'm one of those who brings candy to church, but for the last two weeks I've been bringing candy with wrappers on them.. and when I need to fiddle with something I can play with the wrapper and still be mindful of what the preacher is saying without eating more .. candy.  :)

Not big things for sure, but... they are different from the norm... and if I keep making changes, perhaps that will keep me from getting TOO set in my ways that I get angry if I don't get my own way.

There's another aspect to all this that my friend so kindly reminded me... God calls us to put others before ourselves (or rather to love others like to love ourselves).  To be thinking of them as much as ourselves.  If we do that, don't you think it will help break that "getting set in our ways" pattern?   Don't you?  Makes me think that's for sure.

What about you?  You finding yourself getting set in your ways?  Want to make a change?

Tell me about it, I'd love to hear!  :)

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  1. Patterns and change - at odds with one another but change is good, even little ones.


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