TODAY THE WORDS are UNTYING THAT STUBBORN KNOT. This message was an inspiration early this morning and even though I think I have written many times of my southern stubbornness, a strong message came with this enlightenment. I hope you enjoy my lesson which may help you or others to make life a little better and a lot easier.

All of us, at one time or another have dealt with a stubborn knot which seems like you will never loosen it to get it untied. Either in a ball of twine, a rope, a string, a flimsy belt, or a cord. It has tested our patience, wore us down, and only if we had a stubborn streak to keep us trying, did we eventually manage to untie it. One thing which was brought to me was the memory when I took my time, evaluated each tug or pull and untied it a lot easier than when I jerked on the knot. Let’s look at the meaning of knot as a noun and then I will share my thoughts on UNTYING THAT STUBBORN KNOT in life.

noun: knot; plural noun: knots

  1. 1

    a fastening made by tying a piece of string, rope, or something similar.“tie a knot at the end of the cord”

  2. synonyms:
  3. tie, twist, loop, bow, hitch, half hitch, clove hitch, join, fastening; Moresquare knot, reef knot, slip knot, overhand knot, granny knot;
    tangle, entanglement
    “make a small knot”

      • a particular method of tying a knot.“you need to master two knots, the clove hitch and the sheet bend”
      • a tied or folded ribbon, worn as an ornament.
    1. 2

      a tangled mass in something such as hair.

    2. 3

      a knob, protuberance, or node in a stem, branch, or root.

    3. synonyms:
    4. nodule, gnarl, node; Morelump, knob, swelling, gall, protuberance, bump, burl
      “a knot in the wood”

        • a hard mass formed in a tree trunk at the intersection with a branch, resulting in a round cross-grained piece in timber when cut through.
        • a hard lump of tissue in an animal or human body

      1. 4

        an unpleasant feeling of tightness or tension in a part of the body.“her stomach was in knots as she unlocked the door”

      2. 5

        a small tightly packed group of people.“the little knot of people clustered around the doorway”

      3. 6

        a unit of speed equivalent to one nautical mile per hour, used especially of ships, aircraft, and winds.

        • historical

          a length marked by knots on a log line, as a measure of speed.“some days the vessel logged 12 knots

I have found there are Stubborn Knots of Life which we have to untie to have a smooth line or cord (which in my interpretation is life itself with relationships, faith, work, community, etc). Is there always going to be crinkles or knots which have to be dealt with on a regular basis? Yes, and how we deal with the issues or “knots” has a lot to do with how we react to them. If we jerk on the issues, we tighten the knot instead of loosening it and we defeat our purpose. If we don’t attempt to untie the strained and tenseness of the knot, we never untie the issues (or as I say, resolve them). Is it not better to work through the knot, loosening it with patience than to pull against it? I feel we have to have determination instead of stubbornness and with a little effort, we can release the tension and lighten our spirits. Life is to be smooth but never has it been promised we wouldn’t have to untie a few stubborn knots……Even our stubborn selves once in a while! Loosen up and untie your knots of emotions, stress, bitterness, or hate and let the flow of love and peace enter your belt of life.
Have a great day and until we read again…….Arline Miller

“Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.”

Ecclesiastes 4:12

Author: sippingcupsofinspiration

A blogger since 2012, a published author of three Five Star romance novels, A MISTRESS, A WIFE and TELL ME LIES; LOVE ME STILL and RIDDLE ME THIS, LOVE OR BLISS. Still a small town girl with a lot of experience of people watching. Ten years of blogging experience.

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