My God,

Well, it happened again. You’ve zinged me and gotten my attention. It stings, hurts and challenges me all at the same time. And while I would like to ignore it, I can’t.

But even if I could, You wouldn’t let me because You know it’s something I need to address. So here’s what You’ve helped me realize. I need to stop fixing other people – and start worrying about myself. I have to quit being judgmental – and start being a whole lot more compassionate. I had better stop trying to be in charge – and start letting You lead.

This is not some kind of “I sure am bad” confession. It’s just reality. And I can talk about it openly because of Your unconditional love, investment in me and desire for me to thrive as Your child.  

So, Lord, keep coming at me. Let me welcome Your involvement in my life. Let me become more humble. Let me grow in love. Because it truly is a gift from You.

I pray this in the eternally strong name of Jesus.