Thursday, February 24, 2011

FORD Tough--Part 2 Beginning repairs

Just a quick update. My pickup is once again in the shop. Yes. That's right. Back in the shop. It's a small cracked seal. Easy cheap fix, right? Wrong. It's a seal that's right near the transmission. In order to get to the seal, the transmission has to be removed. In order to remove the transmission, you have to open up the engine all together. I'm also worried that this blog on being healthy is going to start being a blog bemoaning my pickup. And I get ribbed because it's a Ford (Fix or Repair Daily they tell me). Well, I want to be FORD tough.

Being FORD tough is hard. It takes a lot of work. So many times we think we're dealing with a simple problem. We think, "Hey, it's just leaking oil. No big whoop. Just need to tighten the cap on the oil pan." We look at the symptoms and think that all we need is just a little fix.

I think we do that in life sometimes too. We look at the symptoms and think that all we really need is a little fix. Just some extra effort here, a little bit of work there. But in all honesty. I think we need to honestly look at ourselves.

I came across a blog that has really hit home for me. It's called Fat Girl,Fit World. Her latest blog post reflected what I've had to realize about myself. She said that it's hard to see yourself for you you really are. And that's so true.

And I've had to come to a realization that my pickups messed up too. It's a classic. It's great. And it's falling a part. So, how is this being FORD tough? When you're FORD tough, you have to constantly understand that you're in need of fixing and repairing daily. You have to actually admit it. And that's hard. This is called "confessing" something that I talked about at the end of Part 1 of being FORD tough.

To be FORD tough is to admit that you're not perfect, that you are going to make mistakes and you need to forgive yourself of your mistakes, and ask others to forgive you as well. But it's hard to do so. Being FORD tough means you understand you need help in this area.

I like these words

Praise the LORD , O my soul, and forget not all his benefits—who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion. Psalm 103:2-3

We have other words on forgiveness--forgiving each other, forgiving ourselves. We have the truth that is given to us. I love to hear these words from Jesus

“I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you really knew me, you would know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.” John 14:6-7

The truth is: My pick ups busted. The truth is: I can't fix it myself but need help from Grant at Select Services here in town.

The truth is: We make mistakes and need help accepting them. The truth is: There's only one person who can truly help us do this.

The truth is, there's a great way to be repaired.

What mistakes do you need to accept? What are things you need to forgive yourself for?

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