"Come to Me... and I will give you rest." (Mt. 11:28)Posted on 08/20/12, 10:44 pm
Self-Awareness vs. Christ Awareness
"God intends for us to live a well-rounded life in Christ, but there are times when that life is attached from the outside. Then we tend to fall back into self-examination, a habit that we thought was gone. Self-awareness is the first thing that will upset the completeness of our life in God, and self-awareness continually produces a sense of struggling and turmoil in our lives."
MY NOTES: I think, as estranged parents, we are very much self-aware, and struggling, and in turmoil.
"Self-awareness is not sin, and it can be produced by nervous emotions or by suddenly being dropped into a totally new set of circumstances. Yet is is NEVER God's will that we should be anything less than absolutely complete in Him. Anything that disturbs our rest in him must be rectified at once, and it is not rectified by being ignored but only by coming to Jesus. If we will come to Him, asking Him to product Christ-awareness in us, He will always do it, until we fully learn to abide in Him."
"Never allow anything that divides or destroys the oneness of your life with Christ to remain in your life without facing it. Beware of allowing the influence of your fiends or your circumstances to divide your life... The intellectual, moral, and spiritual depth of our reality as a person is tested and measured by these words. Yet in every detail of our lives where we are found not to be real, we would rather dispute the findings than come to Jesus."
"Whenever anything begins to disintegrate your life with Jesus, turn to Him at once, asking Him to re-establish your rest. Never allow anything to remain in your life that is causing the unrest. Think of every detail of your life that is causing the disintegration as something to fight against, not as something you should allow to remain. Ask the Lord to put awareness of Himself in you, and your self-awareness will disappear. Then He will be your all in all."
"Beware of allowing your self-awareness to continue, because slowly but surely it will awaken self-pity, and self-pity is satanic. Don't allow yourself to say, "Well, They have just misunderstood me, and this is something over which they should be apologizing to me." Learn to leave other alone regarding this. Simply ask the Lord to give you Christ-awareness, and He will steady you until your completeness in Him is absolute."
I want to finish the race, and to finish it well. I want to hear a "well done" from my Lord. If I'm self-aware, I won't be Christ-aware. We need to focus on the prize - Jesus - the author and perfecter of our faith!
Reply #1 08/20/12 10:47pm
Please excuse my typos... "attached" should be "attacked"... "fiends" should be "friends"...
Reply #2 08/21/12 8:37am
Thanks kerrylisa for posting this. It's all about giving up all our thoughts and cares to Jesus Christ. Being "Christ-aware"...so very important. Your typos are excused by the way, I make a lot of them myself. :)
Reply #3 08/21/12 12:28pm
kerrylisa This is very timely for my life. After 8 plus months, so far, of being self-aware through this time with our ED, Christ is calling me to, once again, be Christ- aware. Only Christ-aware God help us all to keep our eyes on Him. God Bless.
Reply #4 08/22/12 12:15am
Thank you for sharing this. Amen!
Estrangement makes it difficult to talk about with family, friends, neighbors and church members. Christians are NOT immune to broken families. Talk about your experiences with those who know how you feel and get positive support through your Christian faith...."In these last days difficult times will come, for men will be lovers of self...disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving...." (2 Tim 3:2) "O God and Heavenly Father, Grant to us the serenity of mind to accept