Saturday, August 20, 2016

When We are Blind to What Matters Most~

As her words tumble into one conversation after another,
I know she isn't even aware she has said what she has said
and it makes my heart hurt,
for hers.

For without even thinking about it,
without even realizing it,
she has,
through the words she has spoken,
given me a window's view into her heart.

"What you say flows from what is in your heart."
~Luke 6:45

Words of prejudice.
Words of judgment.
Words of pride and arrogance.

Words that
make my stomach flip,
momentarily steal my breath,
and bring an uneasiness to my spirit.

Words that now have me writing words of my own.
Not because I want to.
Not because I am not guilty of this sometimes, too.
Not because I am one bit comfortable in doing so.
But, because God won't let me rest until I do.

Who are we to class everyone into a group
and then flippantly reply,
"a typical . . . "?

Who are we to use assumed financial success or assumed financial failure
as a measuring stick of someone's worth or value?

Who are we to somehow feel as though our hidden sins
are any less sinful than-the-can't-help-but-be-seen sins of others?

Who are we to ever think we are somehow more?

More saved.
More accepted.
More valuable.
More, period.

We are all the same.
We all struggle with the same kind of different - sin.

We are all despicable.
We are all vile.
We are all sinners.

And yet, the ones least likely to see this
are the ones who can't see their own shortcomings
for focusing on the shortcomings of those around them.

The only thing worse than being despicable
is not being able to see it.

The only thing worse than being prideful and arrogant
is not being able to see it.

The only thing worse than being a sinner
is not being able to see it.

Because,
until we see it,
until we are heart-breakingly, sin-confessingly, tear-producing repentingly aware of
our own need,
we won't cry out to our Saviour.

Until we can see
the truth of who we are,
we will not seek the one who is The Way, The Truth, and The Life.

Until we get our eyes off of them
and stare honestly at our self,
we will never see
what others around us can see
as they follow our words (and attitudes) through the window view into our heart.

We will never see us.









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2 comments:

  1. So very glag God looks upon our hearts not outward appearance
    Your posts speak to me as deep calling unto deep.
    God bless you!!

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  2. So very glag God looks upon our hearts not outward appearance
    Your posts speak to me as deep calling unto deep.
    God bless you!!

    ReplyDelete

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