Our attitudes and timing have a lot to do with each other…in other words, they’re almost like twins in an allegory!

Say what, Patti? I’m hearing your mind “burn rubber” as it tries to figure out what I’m talking about here.

Give me your take on this…

So many times I’ve noticed we don’t listen (pay attention, remember, heed) and follow what we’ve heard or been told because we want to tell and lead (be in control, be in charge, be in power of) others.

In life many of us (not all of us…I met some AWESOME people waiting in line on Black Friday at a local digital/electronic store; they were SO watching out for the next person and making sure no one cut in line. It was a super attitude to witness!)...(as I was saying before I so rudely interrupted myself) … many of us barge our way to the front of a line – in such a self-centered hurry – and grab whatever we want for me, myself, and I.

As you finish reading this blog, please have a go at living this “out-of-the-box moment”: humble yourself a wee bit and put somebody else before you.

 4-5When God, who is the best shepherd of all, comes out in the open with his rule, he’ll see that you’ve done it right and commend you lavishly. And you who are younger must follow your leaders. But all of you, leaders and followers alike, are to be down to earth with each other, for—God has had it with the proud, but takes delight in just plain people.

 6-7So be content with who you are, and don’t put on airs. God’s strong hand is on you; he’ll promote you at the right time. Live carefree before God; he is most careful with you (1 Peter 5:5-8; The Message).