When you are bumped you spill whatever is inside you….
Jim Herrington, who is the Team Director for Mission Houston, shared that wisdom with me recently (and I promised to give him credit the first time I used it).
When you are bumped you spill whatever is inside you…
I get bumped a lot – most of us do. Some of the bumps are intentional; many are unintentional. Criticism, suggestions, criticism disguised as suggestions – they all bump me. Interruptions, changes to plans, poor communication and misunderstandings are other ways that I get bumped. And when I’m bumped I spill what’s inside me – it isn’t always pretty. Sometimes what spills out of me makes quite a mess and my “spills” almost always seem to splash on others.
Think of it as the Law of the Bump or the Law of the Spill (can’t decide which one I like better). We will always spill whatever is inside.
So I’ve been paying attention to what spills out of me when I get bumped. It’s lead me to work on what’s inside. I’m discovering that just by being aware of my “spills” I am filling myself with better things. The Apostle Paul called them those things that are pure, lovely, admirable, excellent and praiseworthy (Philippians 4:8).
You will probably get “bumped” today. Pay attention to what spills.