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Don’t confuse my personality with my God.
I can be withdrawn. I can be rude. I can be oblivious to your problems and concerns.
But don’t allow that to cloud your perception of my God.
I can be cheerful and complimentary. I can be caring and attentive.
Don’t allow that to influence the picture you have of God.
Though I was created to reflect the image of God, I can warp that image tremendously, because He’s given me the freedom to do so.
I can manipulate what you see; I can persuade you to drop your guard.
I can also drive you away or draw your focus to things that appear to be unfair.
As a human being, unconditionally loved by the God that created the universe, I have the advantage of a gifted mind and the good I’ve gleaned from what I’ve gone through in life, but I also have the flaws brought on through human experience and emotional roller coasters.
The bottom line is – I’m not God.
But, I’m not the only example of His love; He’s surrounded you with His beauty and grace and mercy and compassion and forgiveness. Remove your hands from your eyes and your fingers from your ears. Look. Listen.
To surrender to love is not a bad thing. It doesn’t mean you lose, it means you win! When you yield yourself to all the good you’ve ever longed for, you become immersed in God Himself.
I’m not making excuses for my failures; just pointing out that your answers are not found in me or in any other Christian, but in Jesus Christ only.
John 14:6 - Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. (KJV)