Today, I’m thankful for people honest enough to confront and correct me. Yesterday, a good sister and long-time family friend, let me know how I was slighting her when we conversed with each other. Honestly, it was painful to hear. At first, I wanted to push back. Then I wanted to make excuses. Then I wanted to turn it around on her and her perception. But the reality is, she was telling me what I was doing. It was something I needed to hear. To be honest, I had prayed to God to help give me more humility. I think she was a part of His answer.

My goal today is to be fully present when I’m talking with someone. I don’t want to be distracted by everyone else who is standing around. I don’t want to be distracted by my internal thoughts. I definitely do not want to be distracted by my personal judgments of the person I’m talking with. I want to present and invested. I want the people I speak with to feel like they are the most important people in the world to me in whatever conversations we hold.

Holy God, though I am a mere creature in Your vast universe, You have treated me as if I am the most important person to You. You sent Your one and only Son to die for me. You listen to my rambling, disjointed, whining, baby talk prayers. Help me love and treat the people around me the same way You love and treat me. I am all Yours today; do with me as You will.

Please, in order to encourage your fellow travelers, share your own gratitude, goals, and prayers for today in the comments section below.

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