You Need My Self-Awareness

Ok, it’s time for a message.  You need my self-awareness.  In the book of Matthew 7:3 we are asked “And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye”?  One day I stopped to answer this question.  I found I was more interested in building myself up by tearing others down cause I was quick to share their faults and misgivings but my own I did not see.  I was fooled – when we look upon things through a dirty lens, sometimes what we see is more of ourselves than what is before us.  That speck we see in our neighbors behavior is sometimes a reflection of speck on a plank of bad behavior sitting in our own lives.  You see, God is always trying to tell us something.  Sometimes He uses what seems like a dirty dish in a way you would use a mirror to reflect back to each of us something about our own lives and behaviors that should be cleaned.  I learned that you need me to be very self aware of me and of my own faults so that I understand the impact I really have on you and the things I encounter.  I learned that God often let’s me see what I believe are faults so that I will be more willing to allow Him to sanitize my ways to His desires.  With me, He can remove the spot and the plank and even my whole eye if it will keep me from living in the pride of myself and in the sin of looking down at others.  Maybe God is trying to get you to see something too.  Live a Delivered Life.  Love you