So a friend gave me her fave book of all time to read and in the intro there is a quote by Max Lucado that I absolutely LOVE!! It is taken from his book, Grace for the Moment: Inspirational Thoughts for Each Day of the Year:
"[God] wants us to be just like Jesus.
Isn't that good news? You aren't stuck with today's personality. You aren't condemned to "grumpydom." You are tweakable. Even if you've worried each day of your life, you needn't worry the rest of your life. So what if you were born a bigot? you don't have to die one.
Where did we get the idea we can't change? From whence come statements such as "It's just my ature to worry" or "I'll always be pessimistic. I'm just that way…." Who says? Would we make similar statements about our bodies? "It's just my nature to have a broken leg. I can't do anything about it." Of course not. If our bodies malfunction, we seek help. Shouldn't we seek aid for our sour attitudes? Can't we request treatments for our selfish tirades? Of course we can. Jesus can change our hearts. He wants us to have a heart like his."
That is pretty freeing to me. Now, granted, I'm usually an optimist, but occassionally, I get majorly grumpy! In a funk…banchee mom…and I hate it!!! This is a neat perspective for me to look at my life through. And so I grow up a little more!! Love that!!!