Thursday, April 17, 2008

Daily Digest #47

That the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us. —2 Corinthians 4:7

We are all used to seeing and treating ourselves lowly or highly, often contrary to who we are or what we are actually capable of. And who's better to know us other than God, but our own selves. It is important to accept and understand that God made us exactly who we are. We often set low or high standards for ourselves, which is usually influenced by the norms of society. Sometimes, we forget that we can not do everything at once, or on our own. Other times, we take people's criticisms and comments badly or too personally. We forget that each of us is entitled to his/her own opinions, and it is not who or what the other said or did to us but how we take them. God equips us, and blesses us with talents and skills, to do what He intends for us to do. And He always makes sure that we learn the virtues He wants to instill in us.

For this, may we ask God to guide us in everything we do, to bless us with unfaltering faith to truly believe in Him so that we may also take courage to believe in ourselves. May we never fail to thank Him for all His blessings and teachings. May we learn to trust in Him, and surrender ourselves to Him so that we may effectively serve to whatever purpose He has set for us. Pray always.

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