Sunday, April 18, 2010


Sometimes I just sit in utter amazement at the actions of other people. I find myself judging their actions without giving them the consideration of being human. I shake my head in disbelief and assure myself
of the fact that I would never do anything that thoughtless.

....and then I am reminded of the time that
I felt my whole life was a mistake. I found myself apologizing to God one more time for being so imperfect.
As I set there in utter disgust at myself for my mess up... I heard in my spirit... Angela, I know every imperfection that is in you, I made you that way. It is in those imperfections that you learn who I AM and that I AM always with you. It is in those imperfections that I AM made big in you. It is in those imperfections
that you allow me to work what needs to be worked in you.

I do not believe that I know all of my imperfections. I believe that I am aware of the ones that God wants to be put on the spiritual operating table at this time. It is my decision which one(s) I will recognize as a dire emergency and realize that unless I willingly get under the surgeon's scalpel, I will continue to have this abscess of deathly behavior that will cause a spiritual stench beyond description in words.

Sooooo to all of those I have set in judgement of, I am so very sorry. I will focus on myself and my own shortcomings and not yours. I will pray for you grace and mercy and will offer them up instead of my selfish, self-centered attitudes.


new creationz said...

Thank you for this HH. It is comforting to know we have a Father who forgives - we are all in the same boat.

Amaria said...

Yes, thank you, Angela! I was thinking along the same lines and posted about it this morning! Where would we be without a compassionate and longsuffering God? How good that he doesn't show us all our shortcomings at once, and what a wonderful thing that He considers us worth operating on!

Christie Cottage said...

We all need a spot on HIS operating table.

Thru GOD's grace....

Have a blessed day!

Knit2getherInLove said...

I often look back and see that the very thing that I am critical of in the lives of others, are the very things that I stumble with myself.
I need to show grace to them, and myself.

Anonymous said...

So true! Thank you for the reminder!