Friday, May 2, 2008

Your opinion is showing

Romans 12:3

For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you.


In a book I'm reading a page has as it's caption "The hardest secret for a man to keep is his opinion of himself." How true that is. With every breath we reveal who we are and what we are about. Some days I think highly of myself and other days I'm the scum of the earth. There are times I have to check myself when I make judgments that I shouldn't and think I'm better than some when, in fact, I don't know them at all. On my scummy days I have to remember who I am in Christ. I mess up constantly, but at least recognize the error of my ways and can ask for forgiveness.

We all fall short and do, say or think things that we shouldn't. The important thing is to keep reaching for the goal that we all know is before us one day at a time, step by step, breath by breath.

Hope you have a good day today.

3 comments:

Annette said...

Good morning dear friend, I dont know of anyone who dosent do those things, like you depending in what mood I am, I either think, or think I am better the she, Amanda says I get this look when people are talking and she says its the rudist look shes ever seen and I'm not aware of it, then I feel so darn bad, and all I want is for people to see God through me, and know what hes done for me in my life, and I know I am NOT BETTER then anybody else, I am the first to get upset at people for passing judgement, thats not what were here for, but God forgives me when I ask for forgiveness, and I try not to do it any more. I hope you have a sweet day, the wind isnt here this morning! Hugs always Annette

Nonnie said...

a day at a time...breath by breath...wonderful that God's mercies are new each morning.
have a wonderful day,
kimberly

Just Joni said...

I definitely have my opinions and I think it is easier for them to show through when we blog, but in the real world I am very quiet and observant, but not really shy...I just want to be a leaf like any other leaf on the tree...if I begin to feel overly confident about myself there is usually a humbling occurance that takes place that lets reality remind me and when I feel inadequate I try very hard to shake it off because I much prefer to be optimistic...it makes my world a better place...there's nothing like a pity party to ruin one's day...life's too short...I tell myself "Get over it and move on" life's waiting, but it won't wait long...

have a gggreat friday dear sweet Phyllis!

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