Saturday, June 27, 2015

An Independent Spirit: PRIDE?

A few nights ago, after a day of running here and there
we came home and settled in for the night.
With kids and PJs on, to the sofa I dropped.

Ready for bed, I realized I'd left somthing in the car.

An exasperated Mr. H: "I'll get it."
He too was tired and ready for bed and a little irritated too.

You know how we women are sometimes.
HARD HEADED with a no-way-do-I-need-your-help attitude.

Me: "Oh, nooooo you want.  I've got it."

Stubborn and headstrong, I run down the stairs,
slide on wet algae from new sod
and skin up elbows and knees.

Yes, laugh!  It's okay.  I did too.
I'm sure those looking below did too.

That should have taught me a lesson, but Nooooooooo!

Here I am today, still stubbon, still hard-headed and still headstrong.

I enjoy my little journey around the area.

I shop Antiques shops and junk stores and consignment shops.
I mean, "window shop."

On the way home, I realized I need a "few" groceries.
No woman can go and pick up only one thing, 
thus 6 bags full including 
a gallon of milk, eggs, vitamin water(s)
and enough for three meals.

So again, what do I do???
Carry ALL bags up the appartment steps myself.
Out of breath and exhausted I fall in the door
and groceries spill everywhere. 

Mr. H:  "Why didn't you call me and ask for help?"

There are two things that I continually fight from within,
asking others for help and trying to do it myself before asking God.

"Carry each other's burdens and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ."
Galations 6:2

I'm okay with carrying someone else's burdens, 
why can't I ask for help when I need someone to help carry mine?

Somehow that independent spirit (is that what God calls PRIDE?)
transfers to my relationship with God.

Where is it that is says, 
"Cast your burdens on the Lord and he will sustain you?"
In other words, He will Carry You.

Ok, Lord, I'm listening.
You have my attention now. 

I'll trust in the ONE who made the rainbow
because I believe in HIS promise!



  1. Oh Bonnie - no wonder we get along so well. We are so much alike! I've done similar... :)
    PS - I would love to go shopping at those antique stores with you.

  2. I am the same way!!! I love to help others but can't stand to ask for help even when I desperately need it. Why is that? Anyway--great post- and I "get it". lol xo Diana

  3. Yep ...same here...I'll do it myself, thank you very much! :) I also went antiquing today here in Columbia, about 30 minutes from you...we found several great buys!

  4. Yep...oh how I understand!!!! Beautiful post, Bonnie...Have a lovely Sunday. Blessings

  5. Wow, sounds like me. Lately I have been getting frustrated because I cannot do all the things I have done in the past. I am a senior but I am still young at heart. The other problem I have lots to do, I am retired but my days, weeks, are full.

  6. Guilty! I have a hard time asking for help too:) I like to do it ALL myself and always offering to help someone else! Sorry you got skinned up:( Enjoy your Sunday dear Bonnie, HUGS!

  7. Keep smiling and thanking the Lord.

  8. Hi dear Bonnie. So sorry about your bumps/bruises. I am guilty of the same. Slowly, as I age, I am learning to let others help me with things I have trouble doing now. John and I often "help" one another with various things - we laugh and say "together we make one good body!!!" I know you said you are having trouble getting my updated posts - have you tried to sign up to receive them thru email (on my sidebar) I hope you have a lovely day of worship today. I know the Lord has a special place for you to call your new church home. xoxoxo

  9. Oh yes sweet friend, Pride! It tends to show itself in most all of us from time to time! I'm guilty! But I'm SO thankful that God's Grace is greater than my pride!! Thanks for sharing this truth! Blessings, Cindy

  10. The title of this post caught my, "you have to read this NOW" kind of attention. You see, I am also head-strong, I mean an independent spirit, but I know it truly is a form of pride. Thank you for being His instrument of grace here, Bonnie. xo

  11. Love the picture of the rainbow! SO breath taking! So grateful for His grace. Hugs and blessings, Cindy


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