What and How GOD Thinks is All that Matters
When tempted recently to have “feeeeelings” of being a “lesser” person, a crumb, a loser, I thought, ok, now wait a minute. God doesn’t think those things about me or towards me. I have given myself to Him! And He does NOT:
Compare me to others
Globalize about me (“you always...” “you never...”)
So I have no right to do any of the same. I’ll not tolerate that garbage. Those thoughts do not originate from God but from some other yucky place.
What God DOES do, however........
Justify me based on the blood of your Son
Test me so I have the opportunity in real life practical situations to see whether my faith is in You or in me
Convict me, but even that has Your VOICE and strength of Love behind it
Discipline me constructively and clearly so I can learn from my mistakes.
Instruct me in righteousness
Encourage me through your people and Your Voice and Word.
Hold out hope for me!
Listen to me
Protect me from all kinds of things I don’t even know about
Draw me, woo me, long for me to lay it all down and come in simplicity, peace, trust, hope.