Part II of Allow Me to Be Vulnerable…Be sure to read Part I First!
You’re always good, all the time and all the time, You’re always good. You’re good when I can see it. You’re good when I can’t see it.
God, I love You. You know what’s best for me and for my future. Jesus loves me so much that He died on the cross for my sins even though I did nothing to deserve it and you continuously show me grace even though I don’t deserve it. Romans 6:23 says the wages of my sin is death. If You gave me what I deserve, I’d be dead a long time ago. God, thank you for giving me life. Thank you for allowing me to live another day even though I don’t deserve it.
With that being said, I’ve noticed how prideful I’ve become. The book of Proverbs explicitly warns us of what pride can do, but I didn’t listen. Living with a prideful heart and a prideful mind keeps me from healthy relationships with the people in my life. You feel my pain, frustration and sadness. Your heart hurts too. Living in pride keeps me from being who You’ve called me to be. I’m sorry. I ask for forgiveness.
I hesitantly ask you to humble me. Teach me to be like Jesus. He was able to love unconditionally, give thanks for everything and trust You completely because He had complete humility. Teach me how to live humbly. God, change my ways. Change my heart. Change my mind. Change me, O’ Lord!
Through this transformation, help me understand Your plan. As You humble me, remind me that You know best, not me. Remind me that You do all things out of love. Remind me of Your goodness. Help me have faith like Abraham. Help me have faith like Job. Help me have faith like Jesus. God, I don’t ask for You to make this journey hard for me. In fact, I selfishly ask that You make this as easy as possible, but at the end of the day, You know what’s best. At the end of the day, I want Your will more than my desires.
God, this is something I’ll need to work on for the rest of my life. O’ Lord, what am I getting myself into? Dad, I kindly ask for the endurance and the patience to continuously work on my humility – even though I’ll never be as humble as Your perfect Son, not even close.
Jesus, thank you for everyone and everything. I thank you for the things I overlook like food, shelter and water. God, humble me. I ask all these things in Your name. I love you. Thank you. Amen.
Love, your kid,