This was in no way a blessing because blessings add no sorrow and I was feeling bad for this lady. Her drawer is going to come up short tonight. But I’m not inconveniencing myself anymore for someone elses mistake. I’m grateful God isn’t that way toward us, He gives us as many genuine tries as we need. Unfortunately for this lady, I haven’t ascended. This post isn’t about my ascension but about being focused, so someone else doesn’t benefit from your mistakes.
On the job: Lack of mental focus can cause mistakes on the job. And mistakes on the job can cause bodily harm, loss of revenue, or demotion/cut in pay. Those kinds of mistakes not only hurt you, but they can hurt the company you work for if enough mistakes are made, ultimately causing you to get laid off.
I don’t want my lack of focus to open the door to another woman to seduce my husband. I don’t need my lack of focus to push my children away to gangs, drugs or promiscuity. I’m certainly not losing out on an opportunity to advance my career and aspirations due to a lack of focus. Now, do mistakes happen? They sure do, almost daily. But the goal is to minimize the damage caused by mistakes. My interjections are in purple, but this passage of Proverbs 31 best sums up this post.
Proverbs 31:3-7 (MSG) Don’t dissipate your virility (time and energy) on fortune-hunting women, promiscuous women (distractions) who shipwreck leaders. 4-7 “Leaders can’t afford to make fools of themselves, gulping wine and swilling beer, Lest, hung over (unfocused), they don’t know right from wrong, and the people who depend on them are hurt.
References: Proverbs 31: 3-7