I’m Guilty

I heard from Justin how Toms is no longer just shoes, but has expanded the love to giving away eyeglasses or vision correction for a person in need when you purchase a pair of their sunglasses. There are so many people in the world who don’t have the basic necessities like shoes or glasses. Americans are pretty spoiled. We are so used to our western culture of hanging with friends and talking all about how we would love to have a better computer or go see the latest movie.

I am guilty. I may not be drooling over the newest electronic toy or the latest blockbuster, but I am guilty in my own way. I haven’t been paying attention to what’s been coming out of my mouth, even in prayer. Even for good things like ministry! The way we think, the words we speak, how we respond to the feelings of our heart…matters. It’s a daily battle.

The Lord is reminding me to be content in whatever situation I’m in because I see clearly that I’ve been failing the test to be patient with Him. I’ve failed to trust Him and to be in a spirit of rejoicing. There have been scriptures coming from the recent comments that have caught my attention. I wrote some of these in my journal and also ran across a verse that pierced my soul.

Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5 NKJV

Rebekah, whom I’ve met on twitter, blogged yesterday about how reading James MacDonald’s book, Lord, Change My Attitude Before it’s Too Late impacted her. “What is it that you want SO badly you can taste it? Perhaps you’ve taken it to God and begged and pleaded with Him to make it so.” Friends, this is dangerous ground!

And He gave them their request, But sent leanness into their soul. Psalm 106:15 NKJV

I repent and I ask you to search your heart, too. I might just buy a pair of sunglasses now.

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5 thoughts on “I’m Guilty

  1. I too am guilty. I get stuck in my own corner of my world and get comfortable – even in my Christian walk, I get caught up in my spirituality and forget that there are brothers and sisters in the body of Christ who need help and upholding. Thank you, Kelly!

    • God had started showing me where my heart was at on this subject, and I was waiting and reflecting on what He had shown me so far. Thank you for your post; it was the final piece to the puzzle. Thanks for being His vessel!

  2. Boy, this is SOOOO true. Even at work I find myself complaining about things that are probably not worth it, but seem so important to me… notice, to me. Some of us Secretaries have not had a position change in 15 and 30 years. Everyone around us is climbing up the ladder and not doing half the work, but God says to rely on Him and to be patient. It is very hard to see everyone get benefits that we also deserve, but do not. Trust in the Lord with ALL your heart and lean not on your own understanding… no matter what, God IS good … and all the time. Rejoicing in Him is a must for me to do more often…. dancing is total must…. Thx Kelly..

    • Being patient can be frustrating. Or is that an oxymoron? Ha! Remembering that He sees and knows so much more than we do in our present circumstances helps with being content. And yes, dancing is a total must. 😉

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