Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Me Instead of You!

     Life lately has not been easy and I shared with you how I have been struggling with fear, especially due to a decision my husband had made. But I am quickly reminded by God (often He uses an older godly woman who is a mentor) to not focus on my husband but myself. No, that doesn't mean I should ignore sinfulness in my husband. I can respectfully talk with him and then...pray, PRAY, PRAY. *smile* But there is more then enough work in myself that honestly, how does one have time to focus on other's shortcomings/sinfulness?! *chuckle*

     That being said I am working on remembering to ask God to change MY heart in the areas that need to be changed and to grow me more into HIS image. I also have been asking Him to teach me to know my husband better, to draw us closer, to see him through Christ's eyes, and to not continually focus on my man. *smile*

I had found this poem a while back at Above Rubies and want to share it with you. I pray you are blessed and challenged by it!


There’s one odd fact in life I’ve found –
‘Tis sad but very true –
The faults that lie in each of us
Seem so much worse in you.
If you tell me a thing or two,
You’re heartless as can be,
But when I tell you all your faults,
I’m honest, don’t you see?
When tests and trials come your way
And you feel very low,
"Why be so weak and spineless?"
Is what I’d like to know.
But when it’s me who’s down and out
Somehow it’s not the same’
It’s just that folks don’t treat me right –
I’m really not to blame.
When you set out to tackle
The impossible it seems,
You’re trifling and you’re careless
And full of idle dreams
But when I do the very same,
It’s faith I’m clinging to;
Now isn’t it strange the change it makes
When it’s me instead of you?

Author unknown.

For His Glory,

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