Wisdom for Wednesday

Wednesday- the mountain or the molehill in the middle of the week.

Let’s face it, by Wednesday we are either sailing through life with our victory flag billowing in the wind or the flag is at half-mast and we are dragging ourselves up a Mt. Doom without oxygen, mourning cape draped across our shoulders just waiting for this week to die and be done.  I have lived at both sides of this coin and often jumped from either side at various moments of the day- that’s why I decided to start doing a post entitled “Wisdom for Wednesday”, not just for you the reader, but for me the post-it-note, randomly- organized writer.  (All you need is gorgeous multi-colored post it notes and a fine tip sharpie to be a writer, right?).

When writing a chapter for a book, I haul out a huge cork board and dig in my desk drawers for the sticky- notes of all shapes and sizes.  I write topics for the chapter on the sticky- notes and arrange them on the board.  Then I rearrange them.  Then I rearrange them again.  It’s colorful, useful, a great brainstorming activity and it saves a great many painful rewrites.

What does this have to do with wisdom?  WELL, I was thinking, wouldn’t it be awesome if we could posty-note our brains?  We have all these random thoughts swirling around up there that have us either singing upon the mountains in Austria -“The Hills are Alive with the Sound of Music” or starving for breath on Mt. Doom in our mourning cape while listening to Lord of the Rings “Gollum’s song”.

How about we pick a positive posty-note (literally) for the rest of the week so we can sing our lungs out on the mountain top?  Those thoughts are in there, right?  Just waiting to be let out on the canvas of our life?  They cannot come into being unless we birth them.  We must push past the negative grooves ingrained in our gray matter, grab your pick axe and rope and climb out of there, grab a posty-note- a pretty one, lime green, vibrant orange, turquoise and write this down:

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

Write it on three, four, five, ten posty notes and post them all over the house.  

  • on the fridge
  • bathroom mirror
  • above the sink
  • above the stove
  • in the laundry room
  • in the fridge
  • put it in your kid’s schoolbooks
  • in their backpacks
I know this isn’t the deepest spiritual chunk of wisdom, but it is an awesome note to post on your cork board brain.  How do I know it works?  I have tried it.  Taste and see that the Lord is good. Try it for a week.  When you see the bright little square with those words, read it.  Think on it.  Steam roll it over the negative thoughts that say- life is too hard, I can’t do this, why did this happen to me,  I can’t take one more day…..

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!  (Philippians 4:11)

Keep me posted!

6 thoughts on “Wisdom for Wednesday

  1. I think I say “I can't do this” a dozen times a day. God has been showing me that I cannot keep saying that. I will never ben able to do anything if that is what keeps coming out of my mouth. I have been trying to say the same verse you wrote about as soon as I hear myself say the negative. I still speak the negative way too much but I'm getting there. BTW I miss you too!

  2. Erica, I know, I have been changing slowly. Saying it the verse aloud helps. I find myself thinking the negative and then the positive pops up! My brain is reprogramming and so is yours!

  3. I'm glad u are doing the “wisdom for Wednesday ” posts….I can use them as u are right, by Wednesday u are usually dragging up the mountain or joyfully climbing it! I needed this today…..thanks!! Gonnà pick up some post its today I think!!

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