Monday, March 9, 2009

Self Inflicted Wounds

Life is full of so many experiences. Some are good and some are bad. I like to use each life experience as an opportunity to learn a lesson. A recent lesson I learned with my life is about a self inflicted wound.
Have you ever purposely entered a situation knowing that it had "Wrong" written all over it? Instead of listening to your gut feeling or what I like to call the "Holy Spirit", you follow your own personal and selfish desires. The problem with doing what we want to do instead of following the path of righteousness is that, our own particular road will lead us into places we may not expect. Often time that road leads to some sort of disaster that we want to get out of, but instead of blaming ourselves for ending up in a big mess, we blame someone else, and even worse many times we blame God for allowing it to happen.
Although it is so strange, it is true. We are mad at the bank when a check bounces, but not upset with ourselves for not being financially responsible. We are mad at our children for misbehaving, but not angry with ourselves for not "Training up a child in the way that he/she should go". We slam our finger in the car, but we get mad at the door. We are upset when your mate looked like prince charming, but in reality he is Freddie Kruger with 2 baby mama's. Most of our drama is often the cause of our own faulty decisions.
So, make wiser decisions for your life. Life will always have its good and bad, but you don't want to increase the bad times, by avoiding the option of making a good decision. Be Careful of Self inflicted wounds yall.
Be Blessed,


  1. This is so true. I guess it's because many of us can't bear to take responsibility for the wrongness that we've caused our own selves in life. Instead, we just play the 'woe is me' card... because it's easier...

  2. Girl I have entered many situations that I had no business being a part of. But God brought me out of all those situations with a scratch or a bruise. God is so good!

  3. I don't think it's so much about following the holy spirit or clinging to any religion in particular, but when you use your common sense and live your life in a way that's honorable I think you'll tend to come out on top. We need to give ourselves more credit for our character judgments, choices, etc. We typically know what we're doing but a lot of times can end up second guessing our instincts.