I keep forgetting not to compare myself to others.
I keep forgetting that no woman does everything.
I keep forgetting that though someone else does this and this and this, she also doesn’t do that or that or that.
I keep forgetting that I only need to stick to my priorities and I don’t have to keep up with anyone.
I keep forgetting that no one else can fill the place where God placed me.
I keep forgetting that every single one of us has a very special calling.
I keep forgetting that I’m not the only one who feels overwhelmed sometimes.
I keep forgetting that the only security of any kind that benefits me, comes only from God.
I keep forgetting to not sweat the small, daily irritations.
I keep forgetting that I want to seek contentedness.
I keep forgetting to smile more.
I keep forgetting to pray without ceasing.
I keep forgetting to rejoice evermore.
I keep forgetting that though we strive for perfection, we won’t be complete in it until we dwell with Him.
I keep forgetting that my God deeply desires a relationship with me, not a performance from me.
I keep forgetting how blessed I am.
I keep forgetting to remember to hug His promises tightly and to forget the right things. To forget the failures and sins behind me. The ones Satan likes to remind me of over and over again.
I’m choosing to remember to forget what He has forgiven.
I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection from the dead.
Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
Join me in forgetting what is behind?
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Beth (A Mom's Life) says
Funny – I keep forgetting the exact same things. The devil is tricky but not very creative!
Love this post!
I really like that perspective about the devil’s craftiness.
Mrs. K says
This is so good, God has been working with me on these things too. The other night I re-read Proverbs 31 and wrote the verse “…a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised” not the woman with the best or most popular blog, not the one who completes the best Pins, not the one….just the one who fears the Lord. Not only that but who praises her? Again, not her blog readers or Facebook friends from high school (why do I spend so much energy caring that they care???) but her husband and children. Good stuff.
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I wonder what it is about “popular” that draws us so much and looks so enticing. I think it must be another way the devil tries to get us to fill ourselves with something other than Jesus. Sometimes I shake my head at myself and think, “I’m still getting drawn into this trap?”
AMEN! Satan says that I’m not enough or I’m not doing enough. Jesus says I AM enough. He created me! His Grace is sufficient for ME! It’s so hard not to compare ourselves and to live by how God defines us instead of others!!
It is really easy to fall into the trap of living for others or because of others. So thankful that Christ wants to fill us!
Jill Flory says
Satan loves to ‘help’ us forget all those things! Being content in who we are IN CHRIST is the only way to true contentment I think!
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Great reminder & so true! We also forget to think about those below poverty level & those hungry (for food & for a Saviour!) & REALIZE we are/have been very, very blessed! Thanks!