Thinking back on Yesterday's post about illusions, I have to confess that I lived in one of my own last night and it is such a good reminder to not be so extremely confident.....you might just have it wrong.
I had sent an email to two separate friends last night with some information I had worked up. The info. is not important, just the fact that I was confident enough in the stats I had gathered. I was getting dressed this morning thinking about it all when it dawned on me that my stats were wrong. I realized in a moment my little over site.
Here is what's so funny about it all and just makes me think our Father has a great sense of humor and ways of revealing things to us. Little reminders, if you will. The email I sent out had to do with how people create in their minds conclusions that they are so certain about and many times those conclusions are just illusions. They aren't based in fact or reality. Just because we have convinced our self something is true doesn't mean that it is.
Assuming things about people we really don't know is just a dangerous way to live. People get hurt and relationships suffer. We shouldn't be surprised that healthy fellowship is so rare. This is one of the ways we create those webs of distortions. We become "fixed" and "entrenched" in our own delusions. Illusions become the "false reality" we then live by.
This morning was a funny episode because it didn't involve anything serious. But it was a great reminder to me to live so very aware and awake to this tendency we all have. How many other illusions do I still need to awaken to?
Awaken me Father..............