Monday, February 8, 2010

the truth shall set you free

In the Book of Samuel, one thing becomes clear early on.

There is always someone ready to step up. Someone is always willing to do it God’s way. When one person stumbles and falls, another is already standing tall. Eli, Samuel, Saul, David.

The question, of course, why not me?

Why am I not the one who is willing to do it God’s way? Why do I always play the part of the one who stumbles and falls, and never the one who stands tall?

What would I need to give up in order to do it God’s way?

• regret
• selfishness
• anger
• pride
• laziness
• close-mindedness
• over-indulgence

Honestly, there is nothing on this list I want to keep. I want to be free.

Today’s a good day to be free.

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3 comments:

Kansas Bob said...

Not sure that I would say that Eli, Samuel, Saul, David stood tall all the time. I think that the good news of the scriptures is that David was a man after God's own heart even though he had Uriah killed after committing adultery with his wife and had to be exposed by Nathan the prophet.. David also had many wives and concubines.. and God used him despite David's failings - it is good news for we men who don't "always" do it God's way :)

Ed, I found two aspects in your post that speaks to a man after God's own heart - vulnerability and transparency.. and I so appreciate those qualities in you! You are free and getting freer.

Erin Wilson said...

He wants you to be free.
You'll get there. Me too :)

nAncY said...

good thoughts, ed.