Saturday, March 28, 2009

The voice

Pin It As we grow to be adults, many things become lost to us. Grated, there is much that we gain, but we do lose something…something which can be a terrible loss.

When a person grows up, they lose the guidance of a wiser voice telling them that they’ve had enough, gone too far, stayed up too late, or simply are just plain out of line. It is these voices which help us to remember who we are, what we stand for, and what we should be doing.

There comes a time when those voices no longer speak to us as they once did, and one must then become the voice. Many times, we not only become the voice for ourselves, but for others around us—whether they are related to us or not.

Self-discipline is vital today; in a world fraught with indulgence we have to know when it’s been too much, we’ve gone too far, or have stepped out of line. We need to have the wisdom to simply say, “no.”

12 comments:

Kris said...

Amen!

Lydia said...

Very well said.

Gerb said...

I need to work on 'becoming the voice'. It can be difficult at times!

Very well said.

mywest said...

The guidance of a much wiser voice than you heard while young is still out there... you need to kneel and ask him. You can still always reach the less wiser via the cell.
Its hard to be humble with a son like you.
Love, DAD

Yancy said...

so true.

Leah was out of town all weekend (and part of last week) for work, and it was hard to go to bed on time when i didn't have that "wiser voice" telling me that I had "had enough" and that it was time to go to bed.

I'm such a night owl. I get distracted reading or something and don't even realize how late it is.

Meg said...

preach it, brotha.

I lack in the self discipline area when it comes to food. I'm not overly obese but when people ask if I'm pregnant I want to go die. Hah.

jacs said...

oh. i am soo screwed.

jacs said...

...but i do hear voices...

shawna said...

You mean I have to grow up and be responsible???? Bummer.

Its funny but this post has made me think a lot since I read it yesterday. You're right...at some point in our lives we have to take responsibility for ourselves and be our own "guiding voice". Goodness knows there have been times that I will think "just one more chapter" when I read late at night. That one chapter becomes "just one more" and "just one more" until I am shocked to see it is 3 in the morning and I have to be up in a few hours and then I have to drag myself through the day.

I need to make that inner voice a little more firm.

Bee said...

Very true. And I have noticed that sometimes it's more difficult to say no as an adult than I was in my younger years, despite me having more years of wisdom. What is that about?

sammisue said...

AGREED :D you have some really deep thoughts some times and i have to think about most of what you say

Linn said...

Wow.

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