There is a lot to be said for someone who can admit what their struggles are without motivation of looking better than they actually are. Unfortunately, I do not always fall under that category.
I’ll admit what I’m doing wrong, but mostly because I KNOW that in my community, it makes me look more humble. It has a way of invoking an impressed attitude in whoever may be listening to me.
Oh, wow. He’s humble to admit that…
All pretense aside, here’s what I’ve been struggling with lately:
- Getting things done. Procrastination has been a lifelong practice for me. There’s a reason why I’m 25 and still working on my undergrad.
- Letting go of whatever the future may hold. I worry a little too much, but even a little is too much; at least according to Scripture.
- Shane Claiborne’s comment at a recent chapel on campus:
If you’ve got two coats, you’ve stolen one.
- Staying in touch. With friends. With God. With reality.
34Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Touche, Matthew 6:34.