I thought of this post a while and am just now publishing it. Thought of the message in church.
Today in church, a woman told me my shirt tag was out and I tucked it in. I never noticed the tag was out. It did not bother me.
But I began to wonder when did tags start sticking out became taboo Tags can be annoying and irritating but tags also provide care instructions. How to wash and properly dry for long wear? If you don't like the tag, you can rip it out or cut it out.
So let's apply that to our lives. When we have something sticking out at us--whether a problem, concern, or issue-- we can do the following:
- Wait for someone to tell us we have a problem. Tuck it in and hide the problem without really resolving the issue.
- Develop a care routine to resolve the problem or maintain it because some people really love their problems.
- Cut it out/Rip it out. Remove the problem or issue, either carefully to leave no traces or forcefully, leaving little bits behind as reminders of the past.