Too Much Self

So many times in my quite time,  I ask the Lord to make me aware of His Presence in my life each day.  I ask  Him to allow me to be  be His hands  and His feet to those around me who are  suffering.  I want to encourage those that He allows me  to cross paths with. I want the people I encounter through out each  day to see His  love  in  me.

This past week God has really made me aware of  a couple of opportunities that He  put before me that I just breezed right past.  One was a sweet friend that I love very  much.  She called me at work  on  my lunch time.  She was sharing some things that she was going through in her week .  I listened and gave her my opinions on some things.  I ended the conversation with, ” I am so sorry that you are having a difficult week.  I will pray for you as soon as I hang up.” After hanging up the telephone it was like the Lord said,  “Why didn’t you pray for her over the phone?  She may have needed to hear some comforting words!”  My response to Him was, but Lord, “Why didn’t I think of that before I hung up the telephone?”

HIS RESPONSE  – TOO CONSUMED WITH SELF !!!!!

MY RESPONSE – OUCH !!!!

The other opportunity came through a family member.  This is a family member that I have been praying for to come to know  Christ. I was in a conversation with her and I felt that there was probably more going on with her than what she was saying.  I sensed the Holy Spirit prompting me to ask a few more questions.  But, I didn’t.  Later that day when I talked to my son, this family member came up in our conversation.  He said that he had talked to her and she was having a bad week. Once again I was asking, God , “Why didn’t I dig deeper?”

HIS RESPONSE – TOO  CONSUMED WITH  SELF !!!!!

MY RESPONSE – OUCH !!!!!

 

Father,  forgive me for being so consumed with myself that I miss opportunities to be Your hands and feet to those around me.  Through the power of the Holy Spirit help me to be more aware of the opportunities that you put before me each day. Help me to live each day in awareness of  Your Presence .  Help me to decrease, so that YOU may increase.  Amen.

He must increase , but I must decrease.  John 3:30

 

 

 

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