Thursday, November 8, 2012

New clothes for me and you!

God has been speaking to me. He has been wanting me to hear him so he has been speaking the same message to me over and over again in several different places. I'm finally starting to get it. And what He is wanting me to hear is that "I have new clothes!"

You see, lately, over the past year or so, I have grown disappointed with the person that I see myself to be. I recognize things about myself that I don't like much more than the things that I do like. I notice that I am so impatient. I get angry when I shouldn't. I am late and I procrastinate. I can act entitled and self righteous. I am mean sometimes when I am tired and then I am not so quick to apologize to those who I offended. Do you see...I'm sure this list would disappoint anyone. I do not want this list to represent me.

I have been trying to work these things out....but then sometimes I say, " we'll...that is just me. It is who I am. I've always been this way and you should be used to it by now."
But the truth is not who I am. It is not who I really am any way.  It is who I am in my flesh. The me when I am doing my own thing without allowing God to live through me.
I have been reading in Colossians along with some of you.
In chapter 4 verse 12, Paul says, "clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience..forgive...and put on love." These are my new clothes. They have been custom made for me by my maker. He knows that these clothes will not disappoint me. When I look in the mirror while wearing them...I will see the real me. The me I want to be.

As easy as that is to is such a battle to actually take my old ragged disappointing clothes off...and put on my new "real me" clothes. I am praying for strength in the battle....and for God to remind me who I am...daily, that I might believe him.

Do you struggle with this too?
Do you look at yourself, in your flesh, and feel disappointed?
I want to be so many things to so many people. I fall short so many times.
It is a process. I am getting there.

Jason Gray has a song called " Remind me who I am." I love the words. The message that is shared in this video is simple and true. Check it out if you need a little encouragement.
I hope it speaks to you.

Happy Thursday, beloved!

Linking with Mrs Jenny over at alphabe-Thursday! Y is for YOU!
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  1. I think we all would like to change things about ourselves, but don't be too hard on yourself. Life is hard and all we can do is the best we can...



  2. Just read this after I lashed out at Brad and really ticked him off. Time to put on those apology clothes. Problem is--they're two sizes too small and I hate how they feel.

  3. Sometimes, the first person you have to be kind and compassionate to is --yourself. We all have those times when we aren't too keen on how we have been behaving, or how we look, etc. You, like most women, probably have many jobs each day, and sometimes, it is all too easy to lose track of our own need for nurturing. This is a beautiful post that you have written. It says very plainly there between the lines, that you are on the right path!!

  4. Don't we all feel sometimes like you do right now? I know I do. I can relate very well to being too angry way to fast at someone/something and then too slow to apologize - not good. But I keep working on it, as do you. Just be careful not to loosing yourself trying to changing it, because after all, it IS a part of you, even if you don't like it. One step at a time :) I hadn't heard of Jason Gray before, liked the video and song very much. I can see why it speaks to you.

    Thanks for visiting my Alphabe- Thursday - mine for letter 'Y' @ ImagesByCW is about yellow

  5. I love the way you look at NEW clothes to wear. The whole world needs to hear this message☺ Great post. Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog this weekend.

  6. I think our intent has a lot to do with things...and it sounds like yours is good.

    After all, we can only do our best, right?


  7. What a lovely post. I know that I have flaws that I fall back into - especially if I am tired.

    I always have something to work on.

  8. Oh friend, I could have written this word for word. How this resonates with me today! I snapped at my mom the other day, and really lit into my MIL recently. I tell myself I'm justified, I want to be right, I want to correct a wrong. I get tired and really snappy. Then I was listening to a preacher talk about a spirit of love, on the radio yesterday. It opened my eyes. I need to pray for that spirit of love to overtake me, and be with me in every situation. Loved this post sweet friend. I think I will be reading it again. I can relate, 100 percent!

  9. Wow.

    This was powerful.

    And so least for me!

    Thanks for a poignant reminder of how 'human' we all are!

    And thank you for linking.