“Don’t let those out looking for you come to a dead end by following me – please, dear God of Israel!” Psalm 69.6
Understanding one’s self is a good thing that brings a heavy burden if one honestly looks at the reflection in the mirror. As the result of training and reflection, I now look at myself differently in the mirror. Everything seems different! My frustrations come, and I see them more clearly for what they are. My impatience is as short as ever, and now I understand the drivers. My decision making is an open book to those who work with me.
The challenge with my awareness is clear. Frustrations exist because my values and priorities are more important than those around me are. Patience expires due to pride and arrogance. The unique way I make decisions is confusing to those around me. All this I understand and it gets worse! As I understand my preferred way of working with others, my true motives are bright and clear. Sometimes I listen to God; more often than not, I do my thing!
For the first time in a long time, I am scared. People are on a quest to know God. The thirst to see the true God is strong and growing. People seek those who are God followers as models from which to learn. What happens when our motives come out in the open? How will people react to God when they understand how I really live?
David faced this fear and gave it up to God. David did what was evil, yet God calls him a “man after my own heart”. David saw his reflection and pleaded with God to prevent his actions from ruining others. God reacted as he always does!
God accepts us just as we are, but will not leave us that way.
God wraps the grace of Jesus around us, and never sees us without our robe!
We are all followers. We all stand in front of God for the same reason.
Come, walk with me and let us find God.