Mark 8:36 – 37 [Msg]
36 What good would it do to get everything you want and lose you, the real you?
37 What could you ever trade your soul for?
I felt like I have lost my compassion for the people. I have become cynical and callous with people I spend time with. I didn’t notice it right away, it wasn’t until one of my associates (who never agrees with anything anyone says unless its negative) agreed with every word that slipped out of my mouth. I felt the light go on in my head. I had an internal conversation in that moment…”Am I being TOXIC? Why am I not extending GRACE to people? Why am I so ANGRY?” For 24 hours I took a break from everything and I traced my steps to see what had changed, where did I shift and miss it?
I had stepped-out on my relationship with God. I made a turn to do what I wanted to do without seeking God – I remember when I did it. I chose to do what I wanted to do and not what was best for me. No studying, no worshipping, no discipline, no nothing good for my soul!! I reverted back to a place God delivered me from. I was in CONTROL MODE!
I had lost my eternal perspective on what was important and what was not. I clearly lost the space where I use to experience God’s unfailing love and amazing forgiveness. I had become numb to compassion. I had put on my worldly outfit and stepped out on GOD and was walking in SELF and not faith.
Having & being in Control is one of the areas [Soft Spots] in my life that keeps me from experiencing God to the fullest. It clearly blocks my way to all that God has for me.
What is the one thing that might be “blocking the way” to experiencing God fully for you?
Pray this prayer with me:
Lord, help me to see how much I lose when I lose you. My perspective on my life and all of life gets distorted when I don’t make space for You, operating in your love for me. Your love is better than life and truly I long for more tastes of that love. Fill me with Your compassion, Your heart, Your eyes, Your ears and use me as a vessel to show YOUR love for me and someone who needs a touch, word or a miracle from YOU, THIS I ask in Your Precious Son’s Name, AMEN!!
Written by: The “Butterfly”
Reconnecting with God…OnPurpose!