We call it many different things. A “white lie”, “twisting” or “stretching” the truth, “impression management”
Sometime in our lives we are all the “One.” The one God came after and left the proverbial ninety-nine in doing so.
When certainty abounds it is likely we have inserted our plans into the places God had intended to work miracles.
Last night I realized that my current favorite worship song requires only 4 chords on the guitar!!! Needless to say I spent a little while worshipping and crying because, let’s be honest… who doesn’t cry when Reckless Love comes on?!
We are afraid, somewhere deep down, that we will be intentionally left out, neglected, or worse… that no one will even see us.
These patterns of sin have a way of wearing us down. We battle them in our own power for so long, trying to move the mountain of self will run riot, and then give up. We decide to just “live with it”.
The first time I tried to write this article I found myself beginning by listing all of the things that are so difficult in my life right now.
I was making excuses.
Perhaps somewhere in the back of my mind (my sinful, fleshy mind) I would still rather not take full responsibility for what I am going to share with you. Something tells me I’m not the only one.