When I focus on me, I see my shortcomings, my flaws and failures.
My response to this is to begin putting together solutions to fix that which is broken… only to completely and utterly fail again.
That only feeds the cycle to promote what I was preoccupied with in the first place.
When I turn my eyes upon Jesus, dwell on this undeserved yet inexplicable love…
When I begin to praise and worship Him for the way that He extends grace and pardon to me, I find that all those things I was trying to fix in my own power simply fall away.
Just as focus on myself brings on further self-hatred and frustration over, “not getting it right” focus on Jesus brings forth even more abundant praises, worship and gratitude.
If I ever could have, “fixed me” then why did He die on the cross?
The answer to healing was never found and what I could do but in what He has already done.
~ Mitch Salmon