Ok. What's up? Well I have decided to get on with things and act my age. (Not dress it.) Life is not self-indulgence and self-centeredness. I need to get on with things and be bold for God. It's quite simple. People matter. They are not toys for us to use for our own pleasure, enrichment, or what ever feeds our desires.
I do not want to be full of myself and my selfish desires. I look at the desire to be like Christ that burns in my heart and ache at the failing of my flesh. I broke down and Cried as I considered at how far I have to go to be like Christ. When I try to live the Christian life in my own strength, talent and intelligence I fail. I just don't seem to get it at times but must I live with this? I long to live in the power of God and His soul as my faith is often weak and small by comparison. What can I do but run to Him as my ways are but crackling leaves on a fall day.
It seems that all we do by serving ourselves in this world is to oppose what God has for us. We are not more superior than the next person, yet we judge and condemn them. What can we do? How can we walk through this world and be a witness while remaining pure? Not like footprints in the mud, which fill in under the weight of the impression and leave our feet dirtier than before we started our journey.
This is the quandary that I face. How do I live in the world and not strive for acceptance, position, fame, wealth and notoriety from my fellow man? Today, I'm just preoccupied the dilemma of being human and an emissary of God. I hate not having the answer to my ponderings. I must accept my lot as a person and walk in faith.
The internal battle for me is to continually risk myself with others and not be as self-centered. To focus on others, communicate and be less selfish is my goal. The truth is: I enjoy sharing myself with others as most of us do. People are important, not tasks, events, games or me.
It's so simple and yet so strong we fail to miss it in our consumerist driven, entertainment oriented, self-centered society. We are all called to reach out to others and consider them as better than ourselves.
When it comes to how you treat people, be like a gentle wind that refreshes and like a light that brightens their day.