June 23, 2009

June 23–Oh, BLURSE!

I have a BLURSE. Actually, I have quite a few, but don’t worry a BLURSE is not contagious. And besides, you probably already have at least one BLURSE of your own.

Some of you know what I’m talking about when I mention BLURSE.  A BLURSE–is my own special, made-up word that means: the combination of a Blessing and a Curse. 

A BLURSE can be just about anything. A circumstance, an event, a relationship, a responsibility, a personality trait. Right now I’m confessing a personality trait BLURSE–but just one today, because I don’t want to run out of blog space.

My BLURSE: I am so darn stubborn and hard-headed when it comes to getting things done that I think I have to do and when I have to do them! That’s the Curse part! The Blessing part is that I am also tenaciously persistent, faithful and willing to work very hard and even re-organize my schedule—including sleeping and eating and play-time (Oops! That’s the Curse part again!) in order to finish the work I have to do.

The only cure for a personality trait BLURSE is to be BALANCED and CONFORMED more and more into the likeness of Jesus. This is one of God’s greatest purposes for us. And I’m sure it brings great pleasure to God! And to us, it brings so much  peace and BALANCE to our minds, our lives, our everything as we let God transform us—and our BLURSE—more and more into a Blessing instead of a Curse.

…to be conformed into the likeness of God’s Son…Romans 8:29

…be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Romans 12:2

In love, peace and purposeful passion,                                                               Sylane