Journeys

Mercy

Have you ever procrastinated? You know – the oil change, the HVAC filter, the insurance review, cleaning out the ‘fridge? Yeah. All of that.

How about ignoring yourself? How about putting off that doctor’s appointment because you are too busy, too tired, too broke, too – dare I say too stupid?

Yeah. All of that again. C’est moi.

So, I decided, in my zeal to accomplish my financial goals, to ignore the overt signs my body was giving me. I thought I could power through it all if I was more disciplined, more determined, more focused. Wrong-o! I thought I was being selfish. Huh?

Dictionary.com defines SELFISH as:

[sel-fish] /ˈsɛl fɪʃ/

adjective

1. devoted to or caring only for oneself; concerned primarily with one’s own interests, benefits, welfare, etc., regardless of others

Somehow I overlooked that little word ONLY. Caring ONLY for oneself. Taking care of me doesn’t make me selfish. In fact, it’s a good thing. Lessons learned. I’m not going to overlook me from here on out. God, in His mercy, has given me a new lease on life. I’m interested to find out where He is leading me this time. 🙂
 – RG
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