Wednesday, June 27, 2007

It's all about Me

I am always amazed at how much (or all of) my unrest during the day is due to my eyes being on myself. I can unknowingly start to operate by judging every circumstance on “how does this affect me?” Even my own children’s sin I turn into self focus. “What am I doing wrong? Why is she or he still sinning in this area?” Basically "it’s all about me-(singing)". I had that kind of day yesterday. Things just weren’t going my way and instead of focusing my eyes on Jesus and interperting circumstances as His good and perfect will I was constantly aware of how interruptions were affecting "my plan". I woke up this morning aware of those same “self focus” tendencies to be present again today. I was encouraged when I opened up Morning and Evening and read:

It is always the Holy Spirit’s work to turn our eyes away from self to Jesus. But Satan’s work is just the opposite; he is constantly trying to make us look at ourselves instead of Christ. He insinuates, “ Your sins are too great for pardon; you have no faith… you have such a wavering hold on Jesus” All these thoughts are about self, and we will never find comfort or assurance by looking within. But the Holy Spirit turns our eyes entirely away from self: He tells us that we are nothing, but that Christ is everything. Remember, therefore, it is not your hold of Christ that saves you- it is Christ… We will never find happiness by looking at our prayers, our deed, or our feelings; it is what Jesus is, not what we are, that gives rest to the soul… Keep your eyes simply on Him.
June 28th Spurgeon Morning and Evening

May my joy today be rooted and found in Christ alone and my eyes focused on him and not myself!

Oh and just in case you’re wondering on why I’m reading the 28th when it’s the 27th… I lost track of the date earlier in the week and got ahead of myself ☺

1 comment:

laurie said...

I needed this. thanks for writing.