Monday, September 12, 2016

My Own Worst Enemy

I am my own worst enemy.

I have visions of greatness, but wallow in mediocrity.
I have visions of nobility, but seem to glory in pettiness.
I have vision of holiness, but  tend so easily to sin.

I am constantly reminded that nothing good naturally dwells in me.

I fail too often in the things that matter
and succeed in things of temporal value.
I belittle matters of importance
and ignore that which truly matters.

I look at all of this and wonder who is doing this.
And all I see is myself looking back at me.


Rev. Paul said...

18 For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not. 19 For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do. 20 Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.

21 I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me. 22 For I delight in the law of God after the inward man: 23 but I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. 24 O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? 25 I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. (Romans 7)

PeteForester1 said...

Concentrate instead on the vision and plan GOD has for you! You are who you are, how you are, and where you are for God's purpose. Start there, and the rest tends to fall into place!

John Wooldridge said...

Perhaps tis time to shake off the shackles TB?

Toirdhealbheach Beucail said...

Trying my friend, trying. A little more progress every day.

Toirdhealbheach Beucail said...

This is the greatest lesson of my three day media fast Pete. Amazing how your focus can change when you get it off yourself and the temportal.

Toirdhealbheach Beucail said...

We think alike Reverend Paul. I almost used this verse and certainly thought of it.