Too much of me…


A part of my morning routine is to step on the bathroom scale. I’m not exactly sure why I do it…I know the scale is not my friend. I weigh more than I need to, I know that. Yes, my dear friend, there’s too much of me. And there’s also too much of me in other ways too…

I wonder if I would step on a spiritual scale, if there was such a scale for everyday use? Do you know what I’m talking about – a scale that would measure how much of “me” there is in my day-to-day life. This might seem like an odd concern, from the perspective of the world, because isn’t it supposed to be “all about me?”

We will always be confused as long as we try to understand God’s way by looking at the way of the world. The two ways are diametrically opposed, but for some odd reason we try to blend the two. Even though our deepest heart’s desire is to live for Someone greater than ourselves, our self-centered “selves” just seem to jump right back in the driver’s seat when we’re not looking.

But there’s no need to bemoan our dilemma…it will be an ongoing challenge as long as we live in our “earthen vessels” with an “earthen mind.” The sooner we accept this immutable reality, the more prepared we will be to remain diligent in our journey through our fleeting time here on earth.

“He must become greater and greater, and I must become less and less.” ~John 3:30, NLT

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Aaron Smith
    Jun 09, 2012 @ 12:57:57

    Good stuff! I really enjoy reading your blogs 🙂

    Reply

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