March 31, 2011
My friend ERIC has written some honest thoughts, expressing who he is on his own:
I am selfish. I am quick-tempered and impatient. I am a worrier, a controller, and an idolater. I am quick to let you down and often don’t even know it. I am lazy when I need to work and work when I should be resting. I am quick to put all the wrong foods in my mouth and let all the wrong words come out of it. I am ageing and feeling it more each day. I am entropy on the outside and chaos on the inside. I am a sinner.
No one really likes to dwell on these truths. These words aren’t glamorous; they’re brutally honest. They may never be anyone’s “quote of the day.” They are, however, Scriptural. Too often I find myself putting my best foot forward, or simply ignoring my weaknesses. But like Eric, and even more so, like the apostle Paul, I’m reminded to “boast in my weaknesses, that His power may be seen in me.”