Sunday, September 6, 2009

A Blast From The Past - Ripples in our World

Originally Posted September 22, 2007
We are having an interesting week doing
many things...
I'll be back soon, Lord willing.


Are you a Ripple or a Wave?
I am a leader.
It is a gift and a curse.
People ask me, "How should this be done?"
"How should I handle that?".
I spout out "wisdom" of all kinds on a daily basis.
Lord help those that are doing the asking
if they follow my advice.
:-)
The problem comes in when I think I should put myself into
every project that beckons me.
I see the potential.
I know how great everyone of these projects could be!!!!
I just know that if I do it...it'll be the best thing ever.
I often volunteer before others get to offer.
Lately, I have been thinking about making gentle ripples
in the pool of life instead of great tidal waves.
If I go around making big waves
who am I drowning in my wake?
A big wave goes by and makes lots of noise,
and quite an impression
and then it is over.
A gentle ripple lasts longer and has a pleasant way
of touching the surrounding area
spreading larger and larger until it is
smoothly absorbed into its surroundings.
So, this is my goal: to be a gentle ripple.
Gently touching lives around
me for Christ.
I don't want to continue to be that
huge wave who pushes others away in my quest for...
...whatever.
Through Your help, Lord...
Let me be a Ripple in your pond of life.


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6 comments:

Karen said...

Beautiful words of wisdom!

I'm so glad I didn't miss this-thanks for repeating it.

Carol said...

Have a wonderful weekend & week!

Blessings,
Carol

Mrs.Rabe said...

This is a great post Becky!

Glad you are able to get away for a few days!

Jean Tuthill said...

Thanks for visiting me and your sweet comments about my roosters. I'm still trying to get around to everyone that left a comment. Beautiful sentiments. Have a wonderful holiday weekend.

Charm and Grace said...

Very beautiful, Becky. Lovely wisdom and filled with truth.

Blessings,
Christi

Debbie Pearson said...

I love these words to live by, words of wisdom. A gentle ripple, that is my new found goal for myself. Thank you for sharing.