As newborn babies, desire the sincere milk of the Word, so that you may grow up in your salvation. I Peter 1:8
Morning Prayer, Friday, January 22, 2021 – THIS IS JUST WHO I AM
Father God, all the days of my life, I will lean not on my own understanding but on Yours. Don't let me get stuck in a me cycle that I cannot and will not ever change. Amen
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.." Proverbs 3:5-6
"When we say "That's just the way I am, we concede that we cannot change.” There is a t-shirt that I have that reads, "I am who I am and your approval is not needed." It does not matter what you have, but what does matter is who you are as a person when the camera is turned off. Who are you behind closed doors? Can people stand you? Do people roll their eyes when you show up or suck their teeth? Do you care? We cannot live by the mantra, "This is just who I am. Deal with it." That is admitting you will not change. Sure in some ways, people should accept us the way we are but that does not mean they have to accept my nasty attitude, selfish ways or doing whatever I want when I want. That does not mean I can say to you whatever I please and you just have to deal with it. We can't always live this life on our terms. God plays a role in my life whether I invite Him in or not. You see, something I learned a long time ago is that one way or another, God will have His say in my life. I have wondered at times why things were stalled. Nothing was moving. Now there is a time when I believe God has us in a holding pattern as He prepares us for the next leg of the journey. That wasn't it, and yes, I had excuses why I thought they were not flowing. To the outside world those excuses sounded valid. I could have gotten stuck there, but thankfully, I came to the true revelation of God and how He works,. Then I got it. True, I can do just what I want when I want. I don't have to answer to anyone if I don't want to but there will come a time when I will need SOMEBODY. Then what?
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.." John 3:16