Monday, October 23, 2017

My Banned Phrase & Attitude List for Myself

Banned Phrases for Myself

I got the idea from the IEW banned words lists.  There have been several things I've been working on lately and one of them includes eliminating certain phrases from my life.  I'm sure this list is going to keep growing, but so far these are some that I have been avoiding lately and hope to ban completely as time goes on.

Reminder: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. 

Parenting: My kids should know how to obey their parents and if they don't, I should be actively disciplining until they are obedient on the matter.  Two phrases I'm working on eliminating are:

"I can't get my kids to do _____"  or "My kids won't_____"

Identity:  My identity is in Christ alone, not in my accomplishments, my work, my family, my personality, or anything else.  Who I am is not determined by my own ideas of myself.  Most of the time when I use these, they are just an excuse for sin.

"I am not the kind of person who..."  or "I wasn't made to...."
"I am the kind of person who..." or "I'm just the type of person who..."

Work: No grumbling. Do any and all work joyfully without rolling eyes, sighing, and frowning.  If I can't do the work in this way, it's time for a break and a lot of prayer.

No blaming my bad attitudes on anything other than my own sinfulness (i.e. no coffee, time of the month, etc.)

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