Thursday, November 30, 2017

PARDON MY INTRUSION

God has faithfully placed me in various circles of Godly friends all of my adult life.  The past few years those circles have been Sisters in Christ.  These friends have challenged me, encouraged me, supported me, and caused me to S T O P and think about the deep things of God.  It has been an unspeakable joy to be blessed with these friendships over the years.


Recently one of the often repeated conversations in the circle is our responsibility to one another.  My inner "Middle Child" ALWAYS wants to fix things for you when you present me with a problem.  It seems to be a simple formula in my head-

YOU PRESENT THE PROBLEM

I GIVE YOU THE SOLUTION

YOU FOLLOW MY ADVICE

PROBLEM SOLVED

IF IT ONLY WERE SO SIMPLE!!  To begin with we are all extremely complex human beings, and to think we can solve problems sometimes generational problems with a quick fix is borderline delusional.  It is NOT that simple!  AND--the real problem is ME!  I AM TRYING TO FIX IT---ALL ALONE--
                                                                         ME
                                                                          MYSELF
                                                                          AND I

OH GREAT---I have been challenged once again about placing myself on that throne and leaving God out of the equation.  THAT NEVER WORKS!



I am forgetting the truth of the matter---under my own power---I am powerless.  NO ONE has died and made me Queen---as much as I would L O V E
to be the Queen--I am NOT.  The fact of the matter is I am much closer to peasant than queen.  


I am at slow learner when it comes to solving the problems of others.  I forget the proper sequence of helping --I leave out the most important step--

GIVE IT TO GOD FIRST

My task of solving the problem foreshadows contacting the source of all wisdom.  ONLY God can solve the problem---He already has a course of action--a plan.  What I need to remember is to consult HIM first and ask---"What would you have me do or say?"  He must be sitting on His Heavenly Throne in amazed wonder at my audacity of taking on what HE already has a solution for.  My bumbling and stumbling only gets in the way of His perfect plan. 



What a comfort to know---I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR SAVING THE WORLD!  He has ALREADY done that!  My responsibility is sharing the truth, when nudged by the Holy Spirit.  P E R I O D!!!  ONLY God can quicken the truth.  I give the message---HE does the convincing.  W H A T  A  R E L I E F!  Thank God for His infinite grace and forgiveness as I continue to insert my nose in His business.  I am praying He zips my lips ---except when the message is clearly from Him and remind me---HE'S GOT THIS!

Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel, "I am the LORD your God, who teaches you to profit, Who leads you in the way you should go.
Isaiah 48:17







8 comments:

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    1. The struggle to follow my own advice is real! Learning to just listen has been a life long struggle. My inner child insists I can fix this for you! Once again I will try to be a good listener and pry my nose out of God's business!
      Blessings, Victor!

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  2. Whoa, wait a minute, what do you mean, "No one died and left me Queen?" {{{giggling}}}---oh boy, another right, hit on post, Lulu. smiles

    Have a beautiful, joyous day, friend.

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    1. IF ONLY, I would even take a day! Pretty sure I could get a great deal done in one day!
      Blessings, My Friend!

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  3. This has been me for so many years. Do I want to solve their problem for them or to make myself look better? Life has a way of putting things in place, sometimes the hard way. Now I neither have the energy or wii to do so. It however still. Raises its ugly head at times. Thinking bout getting off Facebook except for your messages.

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    1. Facebook is best in small doses, My Friend. I use it to keep up with friends and family I am not able to see on a regular basis. You can sign up on the blog and the new posts will be sent to you via email. On the line on the right side that says "Follow by email" enter you email address (it will NOT appear anywhere on the blog) and the updates will be sent to you as they are posted.
      ALWAYS interested to hear your thoughts! We need a time to sit and visit!
      Blessings, My Friend!

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  4. I absolutely resonate with you {once again!} and agree with your wise counsel, friend. I am not the fixer-in-chief, the savior of the world.

    I can rest in the fact that He's got this all. And I appreciate your reminder ...

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    1. My friend had to remind ME of this fact for me to be inspired to write this post, Linda! What a GREAT reminder!
      Blessings!

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