I was listening to the song Before You I Kneel (A Worker’s Song) by Keith and Kristyn Getty, and I was thinking, “man, I had a friend who posted on Facebook the other day about how tired they were from work, and how it just wears them out. This song would have been great to post in the comments, and would’ve helped cheer them up some!”
But then I started thinking, “Noah, is this just you wanting to be in the center of everything again?” I tend to have that desire. But I thank God that He spoke something into my heart then, saying not to worry and fret. It would have been a blessing, and that it was my desire to be a blessing that was my entire reason for regretting not thinking of it and sending it to them.
There is something to be said about pride and wanting to be a blessing to others. I think that pride is so often stresses in wrong circumstances, and not stressed enough in the right circumstances that folks in the Church are confused.
So let’s set the record straight: I like to be a blessing to others. I don’t like attention when I do, however. I actually don’t like being the center of attention much at all! (When they sing the happy birthday song in the restaurants on my birthday dinner, I usually tend to want and slip under the table for 30 seconds or so!) So, while being a blessing will sometimes result in my being put out there in front of people (eek!), I will do it anyway.
And if that’s really, actually pride, someone please point it out to me.
Otherwise, expect me to be kind to you for random reasons and for no reason whatsoever. No, if you’re a girl it’s probably not because I’m dropping hints (definitely not if you’re a guy), but because I am trying to remind you of God’s love. So, have a nice day!