40 Days – Day 8

40 Days of Lent – From Release to Embrace

Rule 8

Patience does not mean to endure passively. It means to look at the end of a process. What does tolerance mean? It means to look at the thorn and see the rose, to look at the night, and see the dawn. Impatience means to be shortsighted as not to be able to see the outcome. The lovers of God never run out of patience, for they know that time is needed for the crescent moon to become full.“* 

Today, we are releasing Competitiveness and embracing God’s Love for us. 

Our Lent Booklet reminds us today that most of us were raised in a culture of competitiveness. which means to be more successful then others. At its core, it is scarcity, a belief that one is not good enough.

“Comparison is the thief of joy” said T Roosevelt. Competing robs us from fully appreciating our own unique talents, traits, gifts and expressions.

Today, I invite you to contemplate on Rule No8 and the quote below. Let me know how practicing releasing competitiveness worked for you today. 

All must test their won work; then that work, rather than their neighbour’s work, will become a cause for pride.  – Galatians 6:4

Today we affirm: I celebrate my unique talents and accomplishment and those of all beings. 

*Rules are from ’40 Rules of Love’ by Novel by Elif Shafak. See more about the book here (click)  

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