I have a problem.
It crops up in little ways, in taking the comment of another too close to heart, in admiring the beautiful qualities of women around me, in wanting to be something I'm not. I work on improving myself yet am never satisfied knowing another area of weakness is always ready to be addressed. I don't enjoy small victories. My mind rests on me too much and I berate myself for being so self-centered.
I confuse wanting to be my best for God with wanting to be the best, and am left feeling defeated.
“Instead of trying to fix yourself, fix your gaze on Me, the lover of your soul. Rather than using your energy to judge yourself, redirect it to praising Me. Remember that I see you clothed in my righteousness, radiant in My perfect love.”
Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence
by Sarah Young
I want to be perfect. And I'm not. I never will be, this side of heaven. I'm staring at me and all my flaws instead of gazing at Jesus and resting in His presence. How can I be free from myself and my obsessed thinking? As Paul said in Romans 7:24, "What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death?"
Look full in His wonderful face.
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim
in the light of His glory and grace.
Make it so, Lord.
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