Friday, October 18, 2013

The Prayer of an OCD

This is a very common quote, and yes, this is a prayer. I believe we see this in almost everywhere. Most of us even memorized this. I wouldn't hesitate to say that this one is famous and powerful. We probably have our own favorite quotes. Although I like this, but this one is not my favorite.

Few weeks ago, I happened to see this quote again somewhere. And for the very first time, it had a different meaning on me. As a "slightly" OCD myself, this should be my prayer every morning. In my early age, I already know that I have a slight problem with being compulsive. I call it "slight" because compare to people who really have OCD problem, mine is almost invisible. Mine is more on battle in the mind, that if there is SOMETHING that I don't understand, or a sort of problem, I wouldn't stop until I figure out the solution. And by the way, I didn't say on EVERYTHING, just on SOMETHING.

In three years of my marriage life, my husband learned that I have OCD by the way I discussed our problems, take note on everything we come up and how I don't move on unless it is solved. Something he would accused me of discontentment, but I corrected him by elaborating the big difference of DISCONTENTMENT and the picture of somebody that knows there is something else or something better just within grab. I don't know if you got my point here, but what I am trying to say is, "I believe this is the best job I can get with my education attainment, but I believe that I can do something else to generate more income." (That is just my personal example.)
Life is limitless in resources. We need the SERENITY to accept our physical and mental capacity, have the COURAGE to move to another zone or field, but we also have to have WISDOM from God for guidance.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,
    and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
Proverbs 9:10 NIV


SunnyToast said...

I guess that quote has a song:) it reminds me of my highschool days.

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