The Me I Don’t Want to Be

“So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.”
Galations 5:16
Jesus, keep me from me.
 From the “me” that gets wrapped up in itself.
Keep me from over-analyzing every single word of every conversation trying to dissect what they might be thinking and how I should have responded differently.
This one thing alone will sap my energy to the point I am exhausted. This one thing keeps my attention on myself and I completely miss what You are doing all around me.
Keep me from being obsessed with myself.  Obsessed with how I look, how much I eat or don’t eat, what I wear, etc. By depending so much on the outward, I neglect filling up the inward with Your presence, power, grace, and love.
I just need a nudge from the enemy.  He doesn’t need to work that hard to send me down a path of self-distraction that I completely miss the joy of life’s little moments.
May this be the last moment I think about myself. May my focus and energy be to worship and magnify You. May my eyes be open to see what You are doing where I am and wholeheartedly celebrate it. May I uncover every moment of joy you have prepared for me.
May I walk in your purposes and every time I’m tempted to go down my familiar self-obsessed roads, give me a nudge to get me back on track.
Keep me from me and hold me close to YOU today.
In Jesus Name, AMEN.

4 thoughts on “The Me I Don’t Want to Be

  1. SANDY BRACE says:

    Good one Cindy. Keep on pressing and continue in the work . Directing them upward to Jesus. How us everyone. Praying all is well missing you from old stompping grounds Bayside CH. Although I am not there anymore moving in new diection that God would have me go.

    • cindygrasso says:

      Thank you Sandy, this encourages me to keep on keeping on. I know that God is faithful to guide you to your next place of community and growth as you glorify Jesus in all you do. Blessings.

  2. chrissyrobb1225 says:

    I so enjoyed being at the Beloved launch last evening. Thank you so much for opening my eyes and my heart to Beloved, which allowed me to invite my sister who is in dire need of finding Christian friends.

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