Thursday, June 25, 2009

ABC's of the Word - T


If anyone THINKS he is something when he is nothing, he deceives himself.
~ Galations 6:3
Lately, I have been thinking a lot about thinking.
I have also been thinking a lot about selfishness, pride, and an attitude of being self centered.
This verse addresses some of what I have been pondering.
Recently, I took an inventory of events in my life that had certain results.
I saw some things that fall in the category of this verse that I have been working on changing.
Since I am a human being, with human characteristics, I also have needed to refrain from taking other people's inventories for them.
Especially when their behavior toward me has reflected the same flawed behavior that I see in myself.
Why do we do this?
I sometimes think God shows us our own ugly behavior by putting someone in our life that has the same ugly behavior. When someone else is doing "it", doesn't "it" look even worse? But when we realize we look just the same (or worse?) we are so convicted?
Anyway, I know I don't want to deceive myself.
Without God, I really am nothing.
And even with God, I am no better than anyone else.
I don't need to be "SOMETHING" anyway, do I?
I like this verse.
It helps me remember where my focus should be.
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4 comments:

grey like snuffie said...

Excellent post...oh to stop thinking about myself and all my failures and focus on Him and all that is good. He will surely reveal to me with great grace and mercy when something needs to be put to death in my life....I need to celebrate "us" more...God and I...it is good. Thanks Liz. Your blog makes me so happy with the pretty header and background colors....and I LOVE that T...so pretty

Stacy said...

"I sometimes think God shows us our own ugly behavior by putting someone in our life that has the same ugly behavior. When someone else is doing "it", doesn't "it" look even worse? But when we realize we look just the same (or worse?) we are so convicted?"

Could SO relate to your above words. This has occurred more times than I'd like to admit over the past month. Lovely moment? Nope. Convicting and transformational? Yes

God's Will will be done :)

sojourner said...

interesting ponderings

Pamela (His maidservant) said...

WOW-Tough thoughts here. Ouch. As the others, I am afraid I can relate too.

His Maidservant~Pamela