You might think you know who you are because you’ve been with you all your life. Nevertheless, that level of familiarity could be what blinds you from seeing the truth.
Do you have the faith to look in the mirror?
Recently, I was involved in a situation and I wanted to know if I was I right—or was I wrong, in the way I reacted? The only One I trusted to show me—me was God.
Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. (Psalm 139:23-24)
You see, when you ask other people to show you—you; you will be judged from a concoction of their emotions, agendas, knowledge base, and past experiences; which could give a distorted-slanted view.
For whatever reason, sometimes people will hide the truth about who we are.
On the other hand, when you ask God to show you—you, He will be more than pleased to make it unequivocally clear who you truly are. In God’s wisdom, He probably won’t show you everything at once, that could be too much to bear. The Holy Spirit will release what you need to know—when you need to know it.
Warning: Truth hits hard!
It’s easy to accept the good things about ourselves. But, how about the ugly things?
What we see crystal clear in others, is buried under a pile of excuses when it comes to seeing ourselves.
Can we see our impure heart, selfish motives, unforgiving nature, envious spirit, hypocritical stance, prejudices. . . ?
However, if we seriously want to mature our Christian walk, then we have to take a deep breath—and say:
Lord, Show Me—Me!
See you next week on Paulette Talks Faith.