Sunday, February 15, 2009

How Well Do You Know Yourself?

Make it thy business to know thyself, which is the most difficult lesson in the world. ~ Miguel de Cervantes

How well do you know yourself?
Do you know your genuine you? Would you be willing to acknowledge that creature?

Hidden deep within the soul of man is the truth of his being.
She keeps it well hidden because she, herself, does not even know.
He walks around with one persona (perhaps 2 or 3), but the one he desires is kept a recluse.
Her truth denied.

This genuine you, the one God has specifically and uniquely bestowed upon the imprint of your soul - for His Good Purpose - Do you know?

As the journey of your life progresses and as the Lord guides you through the refining fire, you - yourself - will begin to emerge. Will you recognize yourself?

Would you run toward the fire with excitement, knowing that truth will be revealed and you will be set free from the constraints of the 'old man'? Or is the skin of the 'old man' too comfortable for you to consider leaving behind?

Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
1 Corinthians 13:11-13

Are you willing to go deeper into the heart of your being, with God as your guide, so that He may reveal the essence of your being...Him in you?

Who are we to deny the truth of our being that we would try to smother the source of Light and Life that gives us breath?

How well do you know yourself?
Do you know your genuine you? Would you be willing to acknowledge that creature?

1 comment:

Laura said...

Jambo, Habari gani? Have you been practicing your swahili? I can see you going to Africa. It will be a life changing experience for sure. "Sufjan Stevens * Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing" shows many of the animals that you will encounter over there.

I would like to think that I am now at the point of being able to run to the fire. A few weeks ago maybe not so much, but I think now I would be more ready for it. I am learning to be patient in waiting for God's leading. A very hard thing to do especially when everything is up in the air. It is hard to see so many people going to places that I want to go to when I don't even know what's happening in 2 months, but I'm trusting God to open doors and to show me the direction He wants me to take as well. It is a hard thing to wait, but it is all worth it in the end. I want to be able to fly like the eagle.

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