Tuesday, November 17, 2009
I've Changed The Name
For as long as I can remember I have been beating up on myself. I don't need critics. I am my own worst critic.
Today my "talking doctor" said, "Mike, look at what you've accomplished! Celebrate. Stop beating up on yourself."
I've got a lot to celebrate. This Friday will mark 30 days since I have had a drink of beer, wine or any type of alcohol. That is something to celebrate!
I am going to start the "celebration" early by changing the name of this blog. This blog used to have the title "Mike Is Messed Up". That title has been replaced by "Mike In Progress". I'm not perfect. I've got a long way to go. I'm on a journey. I'm a painting that is not finished. I'm a work in progress.
"I'm not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me. Friends, don't get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I've got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward—to Jesus. I'm off and running, and I'm not turning back."
Philippians 3:13-14 (The Message)
Whatever there be of progress in life comes not through adaptation but through daring.