Thursday, March 15, 2012

Wisdom to know it's ME.

I’ve found it’s especially true in my own life that it’s easy to look around us and the people around us and see their flaws and things they need to change.

How does that scripture go???

Oh, yes…… 

"Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, `Let me take the speck out of your eye,' when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother's eye."

Straight out of Matthew.

I never want to have a judgmental attitude to where I become so blind to that plank in my own eye. I never want to live in that state of being a hypocrite. 

Here’s a different spin on the Serenity Prayer I came across: God grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it’s ME.

I am by no means perfect and I fall short, and does this not stop and make you think?

We have no control over the way people treat us. But how I act and react, that’s all on ME. That goes for anything in life. I think a lot of what we face in life God allows to cause us to look inward.

And that plank.

Ouch.

We just might find it.

God, give me the wisdom when I need it to know it's me! 

5 comments:

Aishlea and Brandon said...

Oh, girl. You KNOW I need this sooo soo badly! It is so hard to be hurt by others and especially when they do it intentionally, and not stoop to their level with your reaction. Or at least it is hard for me! :) I needed this today!!

Jackie said...
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Jackie said...

I really needed this today too, this speaks to my heart & some things I have going in my life. thank you for your wonderful words of wisdom.

Maria said...

I love that serenity prayer! Great post and a nice reminder.

a boy a girl and a pug said...

Oh love that! So true so true!