“Let’s try not to say ‘I’m sorry’ for one day and see what happens.” This was my husband’s statement today after lunch. It hit something deep inside me that said “yes!!! i need to do that! I am sorry I say ‘I’m sorry’ so much!” Agh! There I go again. I call it the “I’m sorry disease!” Can you relate? Apparently it’s generational! I got mine from my mom but let’s not blame shift here, I say it all the time consciously and unconsciously! It stems from one of the biggest lies that I personally struggle with: “I am a burden.” This is like a mold problem in my heart and I can’t wait to attack it and watch it vacate my life! Cause most of the time I am not sorry, I just say it like air coming out of my mouth. I am thinking I will take up this challenge and see if it works…
Here are some ideas I am going to use to keep from slipping out those famous two words!
1. Someone shares a hard situation with me. Say “Wow that sounds really challenging or difficult. How are you doing?”
2. I bump into someone. Say “excuse me.” (seems like a no-brainer but sometimes “I’m sorry” overrides my common sense)
3. I don’t have the right change and am corrected. Say “Thats right let me go grab more money.”
Just to name a few. I can’t wait to try these out and FAST from saying what seems to naturally fly out of my mouth. I have the Holy Spirit and I can have self-discipline enough to change something in my speech! So here we go! I hear from my hubs that I can start over if I say it! Isn’t he a sweetie!!