Thursday, October 9, 2008

Lessons


Today I am going to participate in my own monthly meme from my other blog, All That Naz.

As I continue to traipse down this path of self examination so that one day I will see Christ's reflection instead of my own, I am reminded of lessons I have learned and several that I'm still trying to accept.

Here are nine of many.

1) Hurting people hurt people

2) Not everything is my fault and to think otherwise is a twisted form of pride

3) I've got some junk. Some of it I created, some of it was tossed upon me. Regardless of where it came from it is now mine to deal with. Fortunately, I don't have to clean up alone.

4) The distilling blood of Christ is the most powerful cleansing agent. It can scrub clean any type of grime.

5) Often, negative responses from others are really between them and God and not about me.

6) Perfection on earth is unattainable

7) God didn't create me to be everything to every body...He fills that role and when I try to take it over...I get in the way

8) God is sovereign. He knows what He is doing and He is love. He can turn chaos into order, return life to drooping flower petals, and erect beauty from a heap of ashes.

9) I am completely loved, understood, and forgiven, by the King of Kings.

To read more or participate in 9 on the 9th, click here.




22 comments:

Amy said...

I am trying to learn and accept these exact same things.

I am realizing too, that the more I learn, the more I need to learn.

It's a long journey, but a blessed one.

God Bless,
Amy:)

Heather of the EO said...

Fantastic post! You're a wise woman :) off to check out the other site.

Angie said...

Really good words here. These are keepers.

~~Devita~~ said...

Those are great points. I want to learn about it too.

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

What a great 9 on the 9th. My husband and I are involved in a prayer counseling ministry at our church...and we see first hand that hurting people hurt others.......and you are so right..often when people spew ick...it has nothing to do with us, as much as it does with their relationship with God.

Loved your post today.

Genny said...

My favorite is your number 4! Loved this, Angela.

Wendi @ Every Day Miracles said...

I read this 3 times to let it all sink in. :) They are all so good. I think if we all really GOT number 9 the rest would fall into place so nicely...

Gretchen said...

Must staple upon forehead.

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

What a great visit to your blog I have had...
Done a lot of reading of backposts and will be back for more...
Inspirational and poignant

MoziEsmé said...

Some profound thoughts here . . . I have such a guilt complex that I constantly need to remind myself of some of these things.

Ruby Red Slippers said...

Thanks for visiting my blog-I am blessed to visit yours! Wow! You have given this a lot of thought. I appreciate #4-I am so thankful Jesus IS able to wash away any grime-

Morning By Morning said...

SOOO GREAT!!!

I love #1~ completely true.
And #4 is GREAT too!

Brenda Susan said...

Hi Thanks for leaving a comment on my site! I am enjoying yours very much & will return often. One quick lesson I have learned is: There are no good days or bad days, just days of grace.

sister sheri said...

Wish I could pick my favorite... but it would be all 9! Thanks for speaking the truth! Sometimes it hurts... always for our benefit!

Kimberly said...

#2 really caught my attention. I have some major issues that I did not realize were so rooted in pride. I was reading the other day on how pride and perfectionism go hand in hand. I am so glad that this prideful girl is indeed completely and totally loved, whether I feel like it most days or not. :)

Erin said...

oh wow, this was good...I'm glad you stumbled upon my blog because I needed to read yours tonight.

Tales From the Eurovan said...

These are so good. I loved the one, well, I loved them all, but especially the one about thinking everything is my fault and connecting it to pride! So good!
Take care
Julie

Lisa writes... said...

I see many of the lessons I am learning reflected here. May the Lord bless your diligence to walk in obedience and surrender to Him!

digtoesin said...

I so needed that today. I really just so needed that.

Tiffany Stuart said...

Loved the truths in these 9.

Thank you.

Denise said...

Such a great post.

Darla~SassyHomemaker said...

#2 took the wind right out of me. Holy moly girl that is one powerful list.

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