Most of us tend to interpret others based on our own past experiences, unhealed hurts, and personal beliefs. In fact, sometimes our eyes are layered with so many filters, we get to a point where we become blind.
Although we are all sinners and fall short, there are those of us who identify more with the woman at the well (or prodigal son) than we do with the stereotypical Christian.
On some days , I am reminded of the Apostle Paul and the extreme battles that can take place between our spirit and flesh. These are the periods when denying yourself can feel the most challenging.
By not recognizing red flags, we can find ourselves acting on thoughts, making choices, and living in feelings that lead us away from our walk with Christ.
Because we live in a culture that preaches self-sufficiency and independence, we can often view our weaknesses as undesirable traits. However, it is in those weaknesses that we get the opportunity to see God’s strength.
Sometimes I get so used to walking around with the lights off, I feel like I don’t really need them to see. It’s only when I can’t find what I’m looking for that I go and flip the switch.
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