Why is everyone else so messed up! Why can’t they get it together? Why can’t they live right, and love right; speak right and act right? Why can’t they see how they are falling apart and falling short? Why?
We are so quick to see the faults in others, which is just a distraction from the enemy to keep us from seeing the faults in ourselves. If we do not take time to examine ourselves and deal with our own shortcomings and sin, we will be sure to take a great fall! The Word says to ‘examine yourselves.’
Just for today ask God, “Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me, and know my anxieties; And see if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” Psalm 139:23-24
Use this day to take your eyes off of everyone else, and put them on yourself! You may find that it is not glasses that you need, but only to take the big plank out of your eye! (I’m so busy looking at you, I can’t see myself).
“Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Brother, let me remove the speck that is in your eye,’ when you yourself do not see the plank that is in your own eye? Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck that is in your brother’s eye.” Luke 6:42 NKJV
“Judge not and you shall not be judged. Condemn not and you shall not be condemned, Forgive and you shall be forgiven.” Luke 6:37
Love somebody today who doesn’t love you; doesn’t care about you; won’t repay you, can’t repay you and doesn’t want to repay you…then you will be treating them the way God treated you…
and want to fight or scream or shout –
I want to beat my fists and cry
I want to quit, I want to die…
I seem to be so out of sorts –
nothing’s fun, not games or sports!
There’s nothing that I wanna do,
except for maybe be with You!
All the things I’ve done for You
I actually did for ME some too,
I’m so selfish, I’m ashamed
because I know that I’M to blame…
For all the things between us now
were choices I HAD MADE somehow –
All the times I sat alone,
ignored my Lord, upon His throne!
I wisht I’d lived my whole life through
and spent it all alone with You –
Never leaving to watch TV.
or bowl or sleep (or even pee)…
And then Your Grace envelops me,
and sets my soul and spirit free…
You love me in SPITE of me,
and all the times we disagree…
You’re patient, loving, kind, it’s true
and I can never stop loving You –
I have forever to walk and serve
and be the servant You deserve!
Help me, Lord Jesus!
I’ve failed A LOT, and know what it’s all about!
But Jesus has always taken me back, and helped me, and loved me like I was His own…and guess what? I AM!
Written By Michael Ingram
Michael Ingram – The author of “Godspell”, a short, Bible-based book by Trafford publishing, and “Finding Tracy” (co-authored with Norma Budden), also by Trafford.
You can buy a copy by going to: Trafford Publishing