Cracked pots…

How do you cope with intense disappointment? When your own failure stares you in the face and emotionally you can’t cope with it? That’s the tension of having a perfectionist tendency but not being great with details.

The calendars arrived today. The quality and the printing are great and there are no typos. They are A4 as stated but I thought the picture would be A4 with a separate A4 calendar sheet. No. The picture is A5 and the calendar sheet A5, all on a side of A4. So disappointed as I really wanted them to look great. How did I misunderstand so badly? Maybe that’s my pride.

In these sort of situations I struggle in my faith and get into verbalising very negative self-talk which I then have to apologise to God about. Not good. But even worse if you don’t don’t get up, dust yourself off and ask God for grace to keep going and try to learn from mistakes. Amazingly though the calendars are selling…thank you.

Sometimes it is possible to put persecuted Christians on a pedestal. And there are many amazing examples. But some do compromise their faith under pressure or false promises only to come back to the Lord, like Iris and Muluken in Ethiopia. We are each jars of clay. Please remember those bowed down in desperate situations and those who feel they have failed. Thanks.

Published by adrian60

Turning 60 is a door to a new decade. I want to use these years positively, starting with the next one. So I want it to be a year of trying different things as well as familiar one and to do a couple of challenges. 60 things at 60 with the aim of raising £6 000 for the charity Open Doors, serving persecuted Christians around the world, many who live with very little. Would you be part of the adventure with me?

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