Friday, June 8, 2012

Lord, I complain too much...

I focus on the things that go against my will, and let them turn into big things that hurt me and the people closest to me. I've tried my way. I've tried being me, irritable, selfish, petulant, and I don't like it. I want to be more Christ. God help me! Help me to want to die to myself more, to live for You, to joyfully server in this place You have put me in, and in any place You put me in. God help me, help me be more like Your Son!
Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the form of a slave...he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death, even death on a cross.

(I crossed out "only" and "also" because I heard this passage could just as accurately be translated without the words. I looked up the Greek myself and was convinced that both are possible. But for me, leaving those words out issues more of a call to my heart for the work God would have me put my hands to.)


  1. Thank you for sharing this. Just ordered John Piper's book.

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    1. I know! What else can you say?