Sunday, April 26, 2009

"Do Not Consider Yourself"

That phrase has been milling about in my head, as something minor happened and I found myself wanting to take offense at something awhile ago. I brought it to the Lord while standing before my closet looking for something to wear one morning and that is what He spoke to my heart.

I didn't like that.

I wanted to hear the Lord say something like, "Yeah, you're right." But I hopefully know Him well enough to know that He never thinks like that.

Still. Not considering myself is not an easy thing to do. I'm very good at considering myself and I wonder if you are too.

So tomorrow if someone offends you, or cuts you off, or just in general overlooks you, ask the Lord to help you not consider yourself. After all...

"Love is patient, love is kind.
It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
It is not rude, it is not self-seeking.
It is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil, but rejoices with the truth.
It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails.
I Corinthians 13:4-8


Susan Skitt said...

Love always protects... that one jumped out at me. Often I am ready to lash out at the ones I love when upset, just because...

I need to post I Cor. 13 in bold letters somewhere in my house where I can read it daily.

Great post :)

Thinking of you and praying for you dear one.

Klay Kisses said...

Yeah, that happens to me. I have just finished saying a prayer for guidance or to receive help in some way with something I am dealing with and then I get into the car to do the usual shopping and banking and dropping this off here and picking this up there. I get tired and frustrated when someone is driving too slow or cuts me off. I try so very hard to bite my tongue and not lash out at them. Sometimes, if I want to be especially good, I will say, "Lord, thank you for this beautiful day" or "Lord, thank you for showing me your beautiful painting in the sky". But, deep down in side I mean, "what the heck". Is that wrong? I mean, I am whole heartedly thanking God for what I see, but way down in there is this little voice that says, "that's not what you WANTED to say is it?" Ugggg! God Bless You. (and I mean that) LOL