Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Lusting After A Decent Title For This Post

Today my friend Bridget is hosting her One Word blog carnival. While I suppose it is time for me to get back in the swing of things, that is not quite as easy as it sounds... The topic is lust. I have been married to my dream man for 13+ years. How does "lust" affect my life? I am certainly not going to discuss anything private between my husband and me here.

We do use the term "lust after" to describe covetousness, though. I am going to go with that definition on this post. So... What does Helenatrandom lust after? Power? Nah, what would she do with power? Force everyone to dance in the produce aisle? Money? Well....she wouldn't mind having a little more of it, but she is grateful that in these hard times she and her family have what they do. Beauty? No, if she were beautiful, people would stare at her, and she'd be forever thinking there was something stuck in her teeth.

No, Helenatrandom has spent a good deal of time and energy lusting after control. No not the remote control. Okay, the remote control, but not just the ability to decide what everyone watches.....Helenatrandom wants to control her mom's healing (FASTER!! FASTER!!!), the supermarket's choice in music, the sort of language that can be used over the airwaves (or at least in the presence of children), the economy, she wants to die before her husband, etc...

Helenatrandom needs to learn to let God be God.

Okay. I am not entirely sure how well this post fitted in with lust, but this is my blog, and I can call this a lust post if I want to, because I am in control of it.

Ooops. I have a lot of work to do on this....

16 comments:

Glynn said...

This is classic Helen-at-Random. She pokes a little fun at herself, writes that fun in a n engaging way, and teaches us a lesson.

katdish said...

Ah, control. I think most of us lust after control. Especially the remote control.

Great post - Classic HelenatRandom

sherri said...

It's perfect Helen. Perfect...and a great reminder of the many ways we lust...none of them are good for our souls.

♥ Kathy said...

I think you did good :)

Marni said...

If you're ever given the power to make us all salsa in the aisles, DO IT. I'm always looking for something to make grocery shopping less hellish.

This was a great post Helen! And I'm still praying for you and mom.

Love you!

Steph @Red Clay Diaries said...

Well I for one think it's a great post for the topic. :)

And really- SOMEONE should regulate grocery store music. It might as well be you.

jasonS said...

Yes, beautiful Helen- we all need to work on that. How silly we are to think we'd be a better God than our Father- but we try it in some way every day. Thanks for sharing.

bondChristian said...

I enjoyed the post, but I might not have read it without the oh-so-cool title. Title's matter. Nice job with both.

-Marshall Jones Jr.

Bridget Chumbley said...

"Let God be God"... hmm, I've been in this position more often than I'd care to admit.

I love to be in control as well, but this post is an excellent reminder that... "It's not all about me!"

Thanks, HelenatRandom

sherrymeneley said...

LOL - yeah, I would say control is a form of lust. You are validated!

Loving the refering to self in the third person. That always makes Sherry laugh!

Lorrie said...

Really enjoyed your post - I think it fits wonderfully :-)

Wendy said...

Oh, c'mon... Talk about the private stuff! I'm sure Bob wouldn't mind... We want the juicy details! Tell the truth now - do you and Bob squeeze the toothpaste in the middle of the tube? Or do you go from the bottom of the tube up?

Candace Jean July 16 said...

I actually think Helenatrandom has a tremendous lust for life. And that's a good thing.

Now back away from the remote control.

nAncY said...

i can relate to this, helen.
good post.

Joyce said...

I might have an issue with control. As you say though, God isn't finished with me yet.

Bernadette Pabon ,Teacher, Director of CCD, Author said...

very original, and yes we kind of lust about things other than sex and ect. It was short and truthful, from the heart. I enjoy reading it.