Righteous indignation can fill my heart as I perceive myself to be a martyr. Perhaps I respond with anger….or with hot tears of protest. I can easily turn it into a full-fledged drama.
However, if I can accept my character defects without blame, shame or guilt, I am free to respond differently. I can accept that I am not perfect, and never will be. I can listen and learn, and I can humbly ask my Higher Power to remove my shortcomings.
I find that keeping an open mind is the best way to listen and learn. Is there some truth to be heard in this criticism? Am I humble or am I still playing the martyr? I get to choose how best to respond.
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