When You Fall

I hate to fall but moreso I hate the possible injuries that come from falling. We can all remember those times as kids when we scrapped up our hands & knees from falling. And as adults, it’s even less fun to fall.
Where – But falling happens. We fall physically & maybe injure our wrists. We also fall in other ways – like having a mishap / fall in a hostile interaction with a co-worker. Or maybe we fall from an emotional struggle & go back to some bad habits. We can fall when there’s an area of pride, possibly our work performance, achievements, intelligence, beauty, etc.
Why – We fall because we aren’t paying attention to where we’re going. We fall because we didn’t see an obstacle. We fall because we might be in pride. We fall because we’re going faster than our abilities allow.
Help – So when we fall, what are some do’s & dont’s?

  • Do clean out any wounds to prevent infection – don’t tolerate unforgiveness
  • Do get up & keep going – don’t quit
  • Do learn the lessons that come from falling – don’t repeat the exact same fall or mistake
  • Do keep trying – don’t find excuses for getting rigid & moribund
  • Do lean into the Holy Spirit to teach you how to walk together & prevent some mishaps & falls 🙂

whooops!

 I was standing on a very crowded bus recently & trying to do too many things at the same time:  holding up my luggage, keeping my purse from whacking the person next to me, trying to write a text message & keep my balance.  Silly me, trying to all of these things at the same time is only asking for some kind of faux paux.  Yep, the bus lurched & I fell in this lady’s lap, almost spilled out all of my purse & came close to dropping my phone, but I did manage to keep my luggage from tipping over – all in a very crowded bus 🙂

Here’s my take away learning curve: stop trying to do so many things at the same time.  Multi-tasking could also be multi-wrecking.  Stop trying to be so independent & receive help when its offered, or even ask for help from time to time.  Sometimes it’s enough to be still & know that God is still God 🙂