My husband and I are making some changes in how we lead our lives and today I was watching a video that discussed being a "Statesman". One of the speakers said, "Most Statesmen would love to sit back and wish for a peaceful, easy life, but they recognize that they have a gift and are willing to strengthen and build upon that gift."
Another question: How do you become a Statesman?
When you find yourself concerned with spending your time trying to figure out problems in order to serve others.
In the past weeks I have had a few people enlighten me that I have a Savior complex. It's true. I will own that. I am a jump-in-without-a-life-preserver-to-save-people from....well, whatever. Themselves? I don't know. I just know that I have been willing to deal with the hard stuff that others have had thrown at them. As a result, I have not had a peaceful, easy life. If I look at my individual life, most of my challenges have been because of what I have allowed others to bring into my life.
I'm trying to hand over my Savior complex to the Savior and instead become a Statesman. I want my life to be about serving others, but I don't want to get in the way of others learning the lessons that they came to earth to learn.
I feel like I am often straddling a line between playing big in my life and playing it safe. Some days I feel like we should sell all of our furniture and our house and rent a condo and travel the world (except my husband does have a job and they prefer it when he shows up), and some days I want to build a dream house. This is when my life ADD kicks in and I have to drill down to what the truly important things in life are.