10/9/08

Less of Me

Do you ever feel alone?

You can be surrounded by people, but you feel just so alone?

I have those moments. And I have found a common denominator in those moments.

They most often happen when I have allowed myself to drift ever so slightly away from the One Source that can fill me.

When I find myself taking satisfaction in objects, or approval of others, or I find myself desiring so many ‘things’ During these times the thin line between less of me and more of Him begins to fade, and somehow in my selfish life it becomes more of me and less of Him.

These are the moments I am most insecure, these are the moments when I make the most unwise decisions, these are the moments I look back and think why did I do that?

But yet, I am also thankful for these times, because they allow me to look at my life and see who I would be without my Savior.

I would feel alone, insecure, like a failure, always desiring more instead of being thankful for what I have.

I am thankful that I have a God who can fill all of those needs and more.

So when I have moments where I feel lost or alone in this big world, I look to the only Source that can truly fill me. And I find peace. 

Tonight was one of those nights I needed to be reminded of this. 

Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don't get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow.  God will help you deal with whatever hard thing come up when the time comes.      Matthew:6:34  (The Message)

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20 comments:

Weeksie50 said...

Yes, I have felt lonely when surround by a lot of people.. And I to have realized when I feel this way.. that I am not relying on Christ. I to, get caught up in doing things my own way.. but everytime I veer off the path.. I am always welcomed back with open arms..

Great post. Thanks for sharing..
I love that scripture.. especially from The Message version..

Jayma said...

You stole my blog.
:)

Rebecca Taylor said...

Thank you for sharing! This was really something I needed to hear today!

Amy (Metz) Walker said...

GREAT post! I can't tell you how many times I have to get my perspective straight in my low moments...and it always seems that those low moments come from seeking satisfaction in things other than HIM!

As always, love getting to know you!

Lauren said...

How right you are! It's so easy to get caught up in everything that's going on that when you stop and take a quick breath you realize how far from him you've bene in the recent past. Thanks for the fantastic post!

Sweet Simplicity said...

Thanks for sharing that scripture! oh, to answer your question...I work at OSU's med school in Tulsa. I love working at a university! I do their recruiting and academic advisement for prospective students.

Julie said...

I have lived this post many times over. I battle the very same thing and I think each time I go through it I know what to do next time so it doesn't happen again. Wrong!! Idle thoughts sometimes are my worst times. I am working now on being content and really giving each day to what God has ordained for me to walk.

I watched DCC about 1 year ago and thought parts of it were very funny and yes it can be addicting.

SassyEngineer said...

I totally understand what you are talking about - it can be easy to get side-tracked in this world. Sometimes we just have to steer back in the right direction!

NewlywedCentral said...

I don't think there's an honest soul out there that can't relate to this post...

Have you read The Shack? I highly recommend it... that's all I'll say --

Jenna said...

Preach it, sista. I am right there with you. Thanks for sharing this, my friend!!

Carolyn said...

I know that feeling exactly the way you described it. Well put and thank you for the reminder!!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

Great post Megan, a great reminder, and another great glimpse into your sweet heart.

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Faith said...

Megan, I have been having internet/bloglines issues and I am SO behind on reading and commenting on blogs. I have missed you!

I cannot tell you how much that scripture spoke to my heart. That is exactly what I needed to hear and I thank you for sharing it.

And, thank you so much for the award! You are so sweet and that made me smile!

I hope you are doing well! Love ya, Faith

SouthernAccent said...

wonderufl post - that's all that needs to be said!

Suzanne said...

Thank you for the awesome reminder! I've so been there this week too... God is good!

Have a good weekend!

MiMi said...

Megan,

You are right on with this post! This is exactly the "season" that I have been going through and I cannot tell you how much that verse (in that translation) spoke to me! I am going to copy it down and put it on my bathroom mirror!

Thank you for putting into words what I was feeling in my heart!

Megan said...

Love that verse. Thanks for sharing.

valerie said...

Thanks for sharing honestly from your heart.

I think we all go through times like these and I know for me the times when I feel the most insecure or alone are the times God always draw me closer to Him.

I love this verse from The Message.

Heather said...

Great post, girlie! I just love you and your sweet heart! I struggle with this nearly DAILY and I am so glad God is always faithful. He loves us so much!