I am a pimple popper. If I see a red blotch on my face, something triggers in my brain that moves straight to my fingers. I squeeze, squeeze, squeeze the life out of those little boogers.
But, I am trying to reform. I am trying to reform because my husband is not a fan of my pimple protocol. You see, I try to pop the pimple, but it never really goes away. I squeeze until I get a big red welt on my face, and then I try to cover it up with concealer. I think it looks better, but I guess it really doesn’t. It looks inflamed and unhealthy.
My man said that if I just ignored the pimple, it would go away faster. I didn’t believe him.
Honestly, I thought I would get past the pimple stage. I mean, I am not a teenager any more. Who would have known that I’d still be getting pimples at almost 50 years of age? I guess pimples are just a part of life.
Earlier this month, I woke up one morning to discover a little red pimple right on the edge of my upper lip. Have you ever had one of those? They are tiny, but they are so painful. I looked at that red blotch in the mirror, and I wanted to squeeze the life out of it.
I wanted to pop it, but I didn’t. I resisted the urge because of my husband. I chose to ignore that blemish. I just let it be.
You know what happened? That little booger disappeared in two days. I actually forgot all about it. I just woke up one day and looked in the mirror, and it was gone.
I must confess that my new perspective on pimples has changed me. I’ve come to realize that sometimes I just need to stop trying to control my circumstances. Sometimes, I just need to let it be — because when I force things, it inflames the problem and makes my life much more unhealthy.
Lord, help me to bear in mind that blemishes in life are brief.
Do everything without grumbling or arguing,
so that you may be blameless and pure,
children of God without blemish
though you live in a crooked and perverse society,
in which you shine as lights in the world
Philippians 2:14-15, NET
Something to think about…
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