Going Deeper ~ ~ Reflections ~ ~ What is True for Me?
As I mentioned earlier, since December I have been reflecting on my word for 2017, which happens to be TRUTH!
Please note: It is not my intention to be political here. I actually wrote this before the recent events of the day; but now the whole world is actually focusing on the word Truth.
In my personal reflective time I began asking: What is true for me?
Our character tells the truth about who we really are, ideally revealing
honesty, integrity, authenticity, faithfulness . . . being honorable, sincere,
We live in a time of deception when it is difficult to know truth from falsehood. . . where some think that if something is said over and over again people will believe it’s true. We even do this to ourselves. . .
pretending we are what we are not . . . covering over our lives with lies and deceit about our character . . . our deeds . . . our life’s purpose.
Like the apostle Paul, I catch myself doing this again and again.
“ I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. . . For I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing.” (Romans 7: 15 & 20)
Or, we may be too hard on ourselves . . . only focusing on our mistakes, our weaknesses, our failures.
Dear friends, Let us be honest about our lives. What is true for me?
Each year I find it helpful to take an honest assessment of my life.
I make a list of all of my strengths and all of my weaknesses.
Then I give thanks and celebrate my strengths and look for ways I can build on these strengths.
But I am also aware of my short-comings and realize that it is my weaknesses that keep me seeking daily communion with a loving God through Jesus Christ. I ask for God’s help to turn these into strengths.
Dear friends, God will use us just as we are!
Of that we can be sure.
God’s grace is true!
~ Anna Lin
Hello, my dear Anna Lynn,,,TRUTH..does anyone even know aha truth is anymore…seems truth is used when it is convenient..when personal gain can be obtained.. TRUTH..its not a trait we see in our public figures… to me truth is being able to say,at the end of any day…”I really tried to live this day unashamed of anything did or said”.. NO this does not happen all the time… Thanks for the insight you give us …Lynda
Thanks for your input, Lynda. . . and for exploring this important word
for our day. ❤