Daily Prayer For 06/27.........( My Identity ).....

Discussion in 'Spirituality/Worship' started by PrayerWarrior316, Jun 26, 2004.

  1. PrayerWarrior316

    PrayerWarrior316 New Member

    MY IDENTITY

    Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.
    It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.
    PROVERBS 3:7-8

    A law student looked for honors and approval from his professors and his peers. His motivation was to "look good" in all that he did. He pursued unbelievably high standards, and when he eventually failed, he was crushed. All of his work to come out on top provided him with nothing. He left law school feeling cheated, and like a failure.

    It is easy to fall into a trap of trying to live up to society's standards. We try to look good for other people. We play at popularity games and try to impress others with our position and prestige. This is sad, because who we should really be trying to please is God. He has created each of us with special gifts nad talents, and it is His will that we do nothing more than live up to the potential He created for us. We don't have to try with God to be something we're not. He knows us better than we know ourselves. What is really important for us to do is find out who we really are and try to remain true to that identity. God loves us just as we are, and as long as we believe that God knows what He is doing, we can be satisfied with ourselves as He created us.

    Dear Heavenly Father, Help us to realize our potential. Make us less a people-pleaser and more a God-pleaser. Grant that we might discover our gifts and talents, then assist us to see them as You would have them used. Amen and Amen.

    Blessings to all, Judy <a href='http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb008' target='_blank'><img src='http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/17/17_1_22.gif' border=0></a>
  2. bakron

    bakron New Member

    . . helps us to win the race set before us and to win that race; and when we do obtain that crown, we will place it at His feet, because it's for His glory that we live.

    Many lessons of humility in life will be learned even the hard way such as the young law student had to learn. Whether we turn that lesson into something that benefits us and the Lord, or whether we turn the lesson into something that will make us bitter is our choice. Lessons of choice . . that's life!

    Love in Christ, Jeannette

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  3. danny3861

    danny3861 New Member

    What a wonderful prayer Judy, bless you.
    This really touched my heart also and it is all
    so true.We should always try to please God and be as much like him as possible. thanks for the reminder.

    Danny