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The Watered Soul: Unless

Apr 25, 2011


Confession is good for the soul isn’t it? Well I have a bit of confession today. I have always been the shy, introverted type. And because of that I lived a life full of conditions.

I wouldn’t eat inside a restaurant unless someone else was with me.

I wouldn’t speak unless spoken to first.

I wouldn’t ask unless I was pretty sure the answer would be yes.

I wouldn’t go unless someone I knew would be there.

So many unless(s) left me with less that what life had to offer.

Are you living a life full of unconscious and unspoken unless(s) that has kept you in a limited place?

Unless the LORD builds the house, its builders labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchmen stand guard in vain. Psalms 127:1



At April 25, 2011 at 8:25 AM , Blogger welcome to my world of poetry said...

There are so many "Unless's in our lives new ones seem to appear eevery day.
Enjoy your U word posy.

Many thanks for you lovely comment.

At April 25, 2011 at 9:39 AM , Blogger Joanne Sher said...

Great word for "u" - we ALL have unlesses. Great reminder.

At April 25, 2011 at 11:03 AM , Blogger BLUEBUTTERFLY said...

What can I say, Wanda, except, "I confess".

At April 25, 2011 at 12:20 PM , Blogger septembermom said...

Wanda, this is a very thought provoking post for reflection. It's very true that many of us hold back consciously and unconsciously by putting restrictions are being ourselves or being truly free.

I need to believe in me more without putting those kind of conditions on it. Thanks so much for this post!

At April 25, 2011 at 2:43 PM , Blogger a sojourner said...

Perfect scripture used:)

At April 25, 2011 at 3:42 PM , Blogger Missie said...

I can totally relate.

At April 25, 2011 at 4:30 PM , Blogger Fifi Flowers said...

Unless I looked through old emails... I would not be visit YOU today!

At April 25, 2011 at 4:59 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I used to be the same way, Wanda, and I still have a ways to go. I never looked at it this way, though. This was a very good post.

At April 25, 2011 at 6:23 PM , Blogger Lorena G. Sims said...

I didn't really thought of that until I read your post. I can totally relate.

At April 25, 2011 at 6:28 PM , Blogger Pam said...

Looks like there are quite a few of us who are on a first name basis with "unless", Wanda. Thanks for the spiritual perspective on how limiting this can be.

At April 25, 2011 at 8:51 PM , Blogger Wanda said...

Glad to see I'm not alone. This post didn't go in the direction "I" had originally intended but Father knows best. It was one of those kind I immediately wanted to retrieve after hitting the publish button.

At April 25, 2011 at 8:51 PM , Blogger Karen said...

Simply profound lesson on this...I share many of these unless(s) with you...thanks for making me realize what this does....

At April 25, 2011 at 9:55 PM , Blogger Ella said...

Wow, this stimulates a lot of memories n' thoughts. I always hesitated, felt inadequate. It is a difficult road. I think a lot of us, just get tired of the same turn of events and then we start to change.
It takes time and experience to come to this~ I can relate! Great post~

At April 25, 2011 at 9:57 PM , Blogger Empty Nest Insider said...

Thanks for visiting me! I could relate to some of your 'unless' moments. That's why the A-Z Challenge is so great, because it makes us face up to some of our insecurities by putting our thoughts out there. Looking forward to seeing more of you! Julie

At April 26, 2011 at 5:05 AM , Blogger Christy LaShea said...

Wanda, I'm like you, I won't eat inside a restaurant unless someone is with me. Your post made me think that when we give in to our introverted ways, we may risk missing a blessing.

I enjoy your site! Found you via the A-Z challenge. Sad to see it ending!


At April 26, 2011 at 10:49 AM , Blogger Monti said...

Interesting "U" post. I know the feeling, "I won't go unless you go with me."

Nice to meet you on A to Z.


At April 26, 2011 at 10:51 AM , Blogger ginahyatt said...

Wanda, I have come across many people over the years that hold to the "unless" policy. Wow, I love how you brought light to it! I dont want to be a person who is limited by conditions either! great word! - gina

At April 26, 2011 at 5:05 PM , Blogger Kim @ Stuff could... said...

I can say a few "unless" also.

At April 27, 2011 at 7:54 AM , Blogger lioneagle said...

Hi Wanda -

How interesting about you. Are you still inclined in those areas?

It is obvious to me that you have a sweet spirit that leans, in earnest, to the things of GOD. Also, it is clear that you love Him.

That scripture spoke volumes.

Thank you, Wanda.


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