This comes in to play in several areas of my life. The problem is that there are times I need to have an answer as to HOW I do it or WHY I do it. Or, better yet, to show someone else how or why to do something. But, my words rarely seem to come out right. When this happens, I watch the response of the one I am trying to explain something to and it's not a good sight. It often comes with a frustrated result, and, can even cause the person to believe I am disappointed in them.
I made a decision at the beginning of this year that I would process things through the word LIVE. I don't want to "just be" anymore. But, how does that work? Below is the definition I found:
Its the last word that gets me. I want to encourage. Because God tells me to and because we all need to be encouraged. I want my words to bring life to those around me. So maybe my word needs to be Animate. Either way, I have found that to live is not as easy as it sounds when you have "just been" for over 30 years. It's not that I feel I "only" exist. That's not it at all. I don't really know how to explain it (which has ALWAYS been part of my problem). All I know is, I don't have all the answers, I'm tired of sounding arrogant, I don't like being hypocritical and sometimes in my passion, I come across really strong and opinionated. I don't mean to, it's just who I am.
I want to Animate. I want to live a life that leads others to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. He was my answer and continues to be my answer. AND, I know, without a doubt, 100% guarantee, He is your answer too. That's how I want to live. I want to ANIMATE! Just be warned, sometimes I will animate loudly and boldly and it could come across wrong.