An absence of three years from the WA community means that nearly every conversation is an explanation of what we’ve been doing. I’ve also found myself, subconsciously, re-establishing myself, tooting my own horn, so to speak.
“See, I’m not really a ‘newbie,’ I’ve still got it. My time away hasn’t turned me into a clodhopper educationally. Look at what God’s been doing in my life.” (and that last is really “Look at how I’ve been following Jesus!”
My prayer for today is this: Please, my wonderful Lord, help me to be more YOU-focused, others-focused–instead of ME-focused. Guide me away from my own stories, away from the use of “I” and into deep, real interest in others’ lives.
May I decrease. May YOU increase.
In and through me.