I like to be right. I want my thoughts and words to be acknowledged as the undisputed truth. The reality is that in wanting to be right I am often so incredibly wrong. Can you relate to this as well?
Is having to be right demonstrating God’s love? Is being right indicative of a love which, as Paul says in Philippians chapter 1, is abounding more and more in knowledge and depth of insight? The questions here are rhetorical, of course. We know the answers.
If I truly sought abounding love and to grow more in God’s knowledge and His depth of insight I would lay aside my own agenda for that of others. I would put my own feelings and needs on the back burner and I would seek to look at people through the eyes of Jesus. This is what I WANT, but too often not what I do.
Praise God for His compassion and patience. He knows my struggles. He loves me still and by His Grace I am given opportunities to grow and learn. I don’t always do things correctly. I daily experience moments when I simply want to be right. I know, however, that God uses these moments to teach me. I know that through the Holy Spirit God reveals Himself to me. And it is only by the Holy Spirit that I can abound more in love, knowledge, and insight.
Today, I pray that I lay aside my own needs for the needs of others. I pray that I focus on the abounding love that Jesus has for me so that I might overflow with that Love for others. I pray that I release the need to be right today and every day.
If you agreed that you can relate to this, then I pray for you, too. I pray God’s love abounds more and more in your life, also. I pray that you are filled to the full measure by the Holy Spirit. I pray for you to receive knowledge and depth of insight as the Holy Spirit works in and through you.
“And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ” Philippians 1:9-10
Kami R. Lobner