Well one of the hurtful self truths I've been dealing with lately is self absorption-I'm seeing more and more what a problem it is in my life. Pete Wilson posted this quote from A.W. Tozer's The Pursuit of God that I read this morning and it totally nailed me:
There is within the human heart a tough fibrous root of fallen life whose nature is to possess, always possess. It covets “things” with a deep and fierce passion. The pronouns “my” and “mine” look innocent enough in print, but their constant and universal use is significant…
They are verbal symptoms of our deep disease. The roots of our hearts have grown down into things, and we dare not pull up one root lest we die. Things have become necessary to us, a development never originally intended. God’s gifts now take the place of God, and the whole course of nature is upset by the monstrous substitution.
As I'm here thinking about my daily times with God, they are all too focused on me and my needs and what I want (even when what I'm wanting is for others). I recognize that it's been awhile since I just basked in His presence and sang songs of adoration to Him, focused on His Wonderfulness and praised Him.
I'm sure grateful for the Holy Spirit's conviction and the power He gives me to change.
What about you, do you ever fall into the me-me-me trap?