God has reminded me several times in the last couple of weeks that I have not yet arrived. I am not who He wants me to be...by far. I have things that need work. Some very big things.
It is easy for me to sit here and compare myself to others, and think that I have it together. After all....well, we all do it.
"I'm not so bad...after all, I don't do...."
Ha! From the outside, I *may* look like a "goody two-shoes". Those that really know me, know that I DO have struggles, and I am far from perfect. I yell at my kids. I get frustrated and angry with things that I should just let slide. I speak my mind...lose my mind...give people a piece of my mind.
My mind is a HUGE part of my struggle. And my tongue. Pride. Ugh. That one gets me every time.
God gifted me with the ability to do a lot of different things. I am so very thankful for that. I have to keep reminding myself that HE is the One who gave those gifts...I had nothing to do with them, and CAN NOT take credit for them now.
As I was sitting here contemplating, I was reminded again of a song we used to sing when I was growing up...think I'll pull it out, dust it off, and take it with me for the rest of my day...