You hypocrite!

You Hypocrite!
Today I am looking in the mirror. Wagging the finger at myself.

I’ve been reading a wonderful book called “The Storm Inside” by Sheila Walsh and chapter by chapter I found myself saying things like…

– ” Oh ‘so and so’ needs this chapter!”
– “I should tell ‘so and so’ about this book, or send it to them, they really need it.”

Or found myself thinking
– “Oh boy does ‘so and so’ really need this.”
– “This makes me think of ‘so and so.”

YIKES – today as I discussed it in my group I was really convicted. These ten chapters dealing with heartbreak, disappointment, unforgiveness, shame, regret, fear, insecurity, insignificance, despair, and rage were written for me. The me today, the me in the past, or the me in the future. Those words seem so extreme – and definetly not about me. I’m not heartbroken, I’m not disappointed, I forgive, I am not ashamed, I don’t have regrets or fears, I am secure and know my significance, I have faith and have been restored. FREEZE this is where God was saying “YOU HYPOCRITE!” It was time to stop pointing the finger at others, well at least the metaphoric finger. And to look inward. I need to deal with these issues, examine my heart now – or in the past, and speak God’s truth in my life.

We are all  I am called to love – and love everyone. NO exceptions.
We are I am commanded to forgive everyone. NO exceptions.
There is righteous anger when it moves us me to action and to pursuing God’s will but unrighteous anger leads to sin and must be released.
We I shouldn’t compare and instead find significance in Him. NO exceptions.

Oh how I could go on. Instead I’m going to stop. And dwell on this thought..

Matthew 7:3-5
3 “And why worry about a speck in your friend’s eye[a] when you have a log in your own? 4 How can you think of saying to your friend,[b] ‘Let me help you get rid of that speck in your eye,’ when you can’t see past the log in your own eye? 5 Hypocrite! First get rid of the log in your own eye; then you will see well enough to deal with the speck in your friend’s eye.

 

** I highly recommend the book and also the study guide.** If you choose to read it, let me know what you learn!! 

 

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