We are only what we are in the dark; all the rest is reputation. What God looks at is what we are in the dark- the imaginations of our minds, the thoughts of our heart, the habits of our bodies; these are the things that mark us in God’s sight. Character is what you are in the dark.
My Utmost for His Highest
It's a heady quote, isn't it?
What am I in the dark? Are any of us honest enough with ourselves to know?
In the dark, I have been
lost in my own perspective,
overwhelmed with worry,
weary of the battle,
helpless to help myself,
overcome with emotion
What do these say about my character? Do they say I'm a fake? Do they insinuate I don't trust God like I say I do?
I have to answer yes. Yet I am thankful for my dark, because in my dark I am all too aware of my inadequacies. In my dark, I desire a merciful, loving, forgiving God. My dark and the fears which lie there motivate me to find the Light, force me to seek Him. What I am in the dark may reveal my true character, but it also proves and necessitates my need for a Savior.
If I had no need, would I ever find Him?
Thank You, Jesus, for the dark and for Your light.
Man, o man, Deborah, you've made my head spin with this one. Be sure to get her take (which is bound to be more profound and definitive than mine) and those of others by clicking over to Chocolate and Coffee.