February 25, 2019 compassion

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Good morning, DearHeart.

Have you ever done a personality type test? I’m drawn to those – drawn to any insight into what makes people tick … what are their strengths and weaknesses, typical behaviors and comfort zones. One word that consistently comes to the top in my type is “compassion”. I recently read a devotional about those who react with “slow compassion”.

Slow compassion

Those things we feel urged to do today but put off:

-the phone call

-the card

-the visit

-the apology

-the hug

-the gift

-the time

-the conversation

We stall, for whatever reason, maybe even a good reason. We decide we will do it another day, maybe tomorrow, or after we think it through a little better. The thought remains just a thought, never becoming the action intended. In putting it off, we lose the passion to do it. Slow compassion often leaves us unmoved.

God’s Word gives us advice on “tomorrow”:

“Teach us to realize the brevity of life …” (Psalm 90:12, NLT)

“For my days disappear like smoke …” (Psalm 102:3, NLT)

“Don’t brag about tomorrow, since you don’t know what the day will bring.” (Proverbs 27:1, NLT)

What is it you are feeling compelled to do today? If you know in your heart you are to do it, do it. Today.

Wake up.

Don’t wait.

Go.

About lewis3sunz

I am a blessed woman. Wife, daughter, mother of 3sunz, sister, author of 'Spirit Move Me: Memos to you that sway with the Holy Spirit', Jesus loving Oklahoma girl, I love exploring truth, early morning is my favorite time of day, teacher/trainer, lover of books and news and fascinated with butterflies, extreme right brained pondering creature; enjoy helping others find meaning, tap into their own inspiration and intuition to work more effectively, and overcome struggles and the rising and falling of life in the everyday grind and in small business/micro business worlds. Blessed with the crazy notion, the wild-eyed foolishness, and the madcap belief in the simple idea that I might help one to make a decision that makes a difference in the world . . . as stated by Ralph Waldo Emerson’s famous quote…“To know one life breathed easier because you lived, this is to have succeeded.” I get to use my small business background as a former owner of a Flower Shop and Hallmark Store and former co-owner of Disability Specialists, LLC, to help folks build dreams. I hold a M.Ed with emphasis on Adult Training and Education. I’d love to get my Doctorate in Educational Leadership . . . someday. My work centers on the belief that inside each of us lives a mesmerizing soul waiting to be revealed. Every day we can choose to trust the magic of our calling and take those unconventional moves to unlock an enchanted journey. I serve as Business and Industry Director and Business Development Services Coordinator at Canadian Valley Technology Center in Chickasha, Oklahoma.

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