Lay Me Down

Sometimes, the one who doesn’t discern my value, is me. I know this, because I know me better than anyone with skin wrapped around a spirit. I beat myself up, ya know? I can be harsh and critical to myself when I most need to love myself. I see how flawed I am, every imperfection… Whether I choose to accept this, or not, this is pride. To think I should be something other than I am right now, when God has fully equipped me for this day. Every task at hand, is in His Hand. He sees what I cannot. He knows what I could not comprehend.

So I humble myself, and submit these things before God. Part of
“Be.”is acknowledging what I am, and seeing the contrast between who He says I am. The Spirit of the Living God lives in me, and I must decrease, that He may increase.

So, today I remind myself of Philippians 2:12-16.

“Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure. Do all things without complaining and disputing, that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, holding fast the word of life, so that I may rejoice in the day of Christ that I have not run in vain or labored in vain.”

And, not to beat up, but to build up myself in He Alone that is Able.

Thank You, Jesus!

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About angeleakae

I love Jesus, my children, and the life He has given to me. I've been blessed with a diverse family, and quirky, passionate friends. I love without restriction, and cherish every breath I'm given. Jesus is the air I breathe, and there is nothing sweeter than His Love.
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2 Responses to Lay Me Down

  1. Vivian P. says:

    Angela-you describe me so completely. Your statement: “I see how flawed I am, every imperfection… Whether I choose to accept this, or not, this is pride. To think I should be something other than I am right now, when God has fully equipped me for this day. Every task at hand, is in His Hand. He sees what I cannot. He knows what I could not comprehend.” is so enlightening. I was talking with Pastor Tom the other day he asked me the question “Why are you trying to take God’s place?” Just as with your statement I have difficulty not trying to have all the p’s and q’s in place. I have a tendency to try to cover all the outcomes. I have realized since my talk with him that I need to take one day at a time. I do not and cannot know everything. I have to learn how to trust God fully. I don’t need to know and remember everything. It is the okay not be perfect. It is okay to be what we are at this time humans-with flaws–seeking God and his will.

    • angeleakae says:

      I pray, more so than finding yourself in my weaknesses, you find yourself in His Strength. It’s good for us to know that we are indeed in need of Grace and Mercy, yet we should use it as a form of empowerment.. A reason.. Not an excuse. Not inferring that you do, just pointing out something I have realized over time. Once we realize that we are not working toward Victory, but already IN Victory through Jesus.. It has a way of lengthening and strengthening our steps in our walk with Him. “My Hope is built on nothing less, than Jesus Blood and Righteousness!” Has a way, of declaration, putting a pep in your step. You are loved, Vivian ❤️

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