Well, I need to make a correction to the quote: “doing the same thing, the same way, expecting a different result.” Of course we don’t expect the same results, yesterday’s blooper.” And thanks to one of my FB friends for the reminder.
So, I decided to post the right quote.
Insanity: doing the same thing the same way expecting the same results. Each time I read this quote, or hear it, I have to check myself. And there’s always something going on in my life that’s insane and needs to change.
I’ll share, if you’ll share:
1) I applied for the same position, same department, and was passed over all three times. Really? Insane.
2) Again, I fall for that line: I’ll call you later. I wait two days, sometimes three. Finally, get the call. Talk for as hour. I’ll expect another call the next day. A few text messages, and then weeks will go by. Hmm. Maybe this long distance stuff is not working. Insane.
See. It happens to the best of us. But one thing is for sure, the more I pray, I not only expect God to answer, but I know I must obey, and the insanity decreases. I’m less prone to do the same thing, the same way, repeatedly, and expect the same results. I’m able to step back, and remind myself God is in control, believing God has something better for me. And as he teaches me patience, I’m learning to position myself for a different perspective– not insanity.
Lord, help us to hear You. Help us to pray, to listen, and to watch for we know great things are on the way minus the insanity. Amen.