It Might Be You

Lori and I spent July 4th in Yellowstone National Park. It was on our way home from our 51-day trip and it was a blast.

It Might Be You

At one point we were on a boardwalk very near where this picture was taken. A woman side stepped in front of me and I wasn’t able to move fast enough to avoid clipping her as I dodged around. She said “Excuse me” and I said “No problem”. In retrospect, her excuse me was rather sarcastic. A short time later she was ahead of me and I overheard her telling her husband about this rude man who ran into her. Okay, whatever, she had no idea she had moved in front of me. A few minutes after a woman taking a picture backed in front of me. I managed to not hit her, but I almost went off the boardwalk. And, yes, it was the same woman. I didn’t say anything because I didn’t want her to know “the rude man” had nearly run into her again.

I’m willing to bet this was not the only two collisions or near collisions she had that day. She was moving without looking and she was a bit of a hazard. What’s sadly humorous is she thought it was my fault. Apparently, it never occurred to her she might have been the problem. And since she didn’t identify herself as the problem, or part of the problem, she had no hope of avoiding more of the same in the future.

I bring this up because it has a solid marriage application. 

~ Paul – I’m XY, and I’m pretty light on my feet for a big guy!

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5 Comments on “It Might Be You

  1. I do get worried about the blindspots I may have. But how would you even know where to look, without being paranoid?

  2. Yep, same answer as Libl. I ask the Holy Spirit to reveal such things to me, to give me wisdom and discernment to know when I’m the one who needs to change, and how to pray for my marriage and my husband. Believe me, when I’ve asked the Spirit to reveal issues of my own heart to me, He does. It’s not always comfortable, sometimes it’s downright hard or painful to look in that mirror the Spirit puts up in front of my face. But I do it, because the other truth for me personally is that I’ve never regretted asking Him to reveal my own stuff to me, looking in that mirror, so to speak, and asking His help to change.

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