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There's a Reason for Fly Swatters

2009 December 24
by Pamela

“I wish I could be fly on the wall”. I’ve said it often; maybe you have too. Some recent events gave me the opportunity to be that fly. And let me tell you, it is totally intriguing to hear people talk about you. Until they start talking malicious lies. Then, well then it’s horrible. Then I wanted to become the raging fly that dive bombs those nasty liars with fly poop into their White Rain lacquered hair-dos. Not proud, just honest.

So here’s what I’ve learned from it: Gossip is easy to fall into and hard to get out of. I’ve also learned that when I try to “be” the nice girl, the accommodating girl, the fill-in-the-blank girl in order to makes someone else think that I am nice, a good Christian, sweet, whatever – it ALWAYS bites me.

Instead I am going to work on being the person I wish I was if it was just me and God in the room. Yes, I’d like to be the best me possible. I’ve only got one life, after all. But I’m not going to be nice so you think I’m nice. Because you know what? You will never think I’m nice enough. I don’t want to try and accommodate your every whim so you will praise me. Because the praise isn’t going to be loud enough, public enough, or detailed enough to bring me fulfillment.

But to be the woman that God intended me to be, yes. The woman that is good enough because He delights in her just as she is, yes. The woman who wants to treat others with kindness and respect because that’s how I’m treated by God, awww yeah, now we are getting somewhere.

And then maybe we can laugh about our bad hair days together.

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  1. August 17, 2010

    Good post!!

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