The Problem With “Me”

The Problem With “Me”

 

The problem with me…

is me.

Every time I turn around, there I am.

My critical nature, my less than gracious thoughts…

Oh, how I want to be quick to forget about what I see in the mirror,

but even quicker to remember what I see in His Word.

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And I ask…

for open eyes, unstopped ears, pliable heart, and ready feet…

To run.

Run to the side of my neighbor.

Run to the need of a friend.

Run to the honor of my parents and grandparents…

And stop.

Stop the cycle of “me.”

That endless cycle.

Anyone with…me?

And then I remember.

Grace.

Hooray for grace! God’s grace.

The grace that says…

“O Lord, You have searched me and known me.You know my sitting down and my rising up;

You understand my thought afar off. You comprehend my path and my lying down,

And are acquainted with all my ways.”

(Psalm 139:1-3 NKJV)

He knows me! He understands my thoughts! (oh, dear)

And yet…

He loves me.

Even so. Just as I am.

Me, myself, and I.

“For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb.

I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works,

And that my soul knows very well.”

(Psalm 139:13-14)

Yes!

That is what I want to proclaim!

To everyone I know and those I do not…

That He created them! He made them wonderful and marvelous!

It’s not about me. It never was. It’s all about Him and it always will be.

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Yet I know…the problem of “me” will never go away. Not until there is a new “me” in heaven.

The new me with a new name and a focus only on ONE…

Jesus.

I. Cannot. Wait.

 

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2 Responses

  1. Cindy Farr
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    Unfortunately this describes me. Starting this day I want to be a blessing to someone every day because it is not about me. I want to start taking better care of myself so I can be that blessing to others in whatever way they need it. What you have shared will be my starting place. What wonderful encouragement. Thank you for being my blessing today. Love you.

    • encouragementmama@gmail.com
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      I love you too!

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