Monday, November 2, 2009
I am a fraud...
I am a fraud…
There I said it and it feels so good.
David #1 (the David I desire to be)
Charming, thin, athletic, wonderful husband, greatest dad, Bible reader, friend, listener, prayer warrior, leader, adventurer, mentor, grateful volunteer, joyful giver, difference maker…..
David (the David I seem to be more often)
Overeater, couch potato, distracted husband, impatient father, selfish leader, negative thinker, reluctant giver, life skater….
At least I have good company. Paul says in Romans
“ What I don’t understand about myself is that I decide one way, but then I act another, doing things I absolutely despise.” Later he says, “I’ve tried everything and nothing helps. I’m at the end of my rope. (from The Message)
Gosh his words could be my own. Could they be yours? Do you struggle with the person you are vs. the person you want to be? It seems so often that the desires of our heart do not translate positively into the actions of our hands and feet.
I would love to add another sentence with some grand guru advice on how to solve this conundrum for you and I but have no words to give. My only hope is the same hope that Paul later expresses.
“Is there no one who can do anything for me?” “The answer, thank God is that Jesus Christ can and does”
A new month has arrived and it is time to get my heart working to get my hands and feet moving. I so pray that you will do the same. Even if we fail at times at least we are trying.
How have you solved this problem? How do you get your actions to match your dreams and plans?