Some time has passed since placing together a group of words like this for public viewing. Because of such, it has been somewhat difficult remembering how to piece them together–especially as recent truth has been narrowly shared to someone privately.
This interruption is being given to point out an exerted, over-performed practice which many of us primarily feel is important and healthy, yet actually is not. In fact, it is an activity which can be difficult to even recognize when applied effectively (notably when it brings about a desired result).
Yet, upon closer examination, a hidden bit of dirt behind the ears can be revealed.
Have found much success when tackling great labors (this person, as some of you out there, works very hard to do everything humanly possible to get the job done). Most of the time things go very well. Although, during times of great focus, a challenge suddenly diverts from the harbor for no apparent reason–even during the eve of many great successes.
It is when such situations happen that our human frailty is revealed–a deep sorrow and frustration can result. Why can it not be fixed?
The Father has provided great strength to overcome many obstacles. It is his strength, and his strength alone, which has produced great success. Yet, within an array of successes, one can begin to glance upon one’s own strength for provision. This is dangerous.
Just as the apostle Peter began to sink from his walk on water, so do many descend upon their own provisioning.
Society worships personal success. This is partly because our world has placed great amounts of people’s livelihood on unstable shares. In effect, the fears of instability take hold, compelling many towards unnecessary stresses and heartaches.
Yet, in so doing, many fail to seek the greater success.
It is good for us to be reminded of how fragile and unstable our ways can become–to be loosened away from slight fantasies which promote the idea that we are in complete and total control of our lives. The sooner this awakening happens, the better–for it is better to stumble upon a small stone then to plummet into the large chasm.
Let us be welcomed to the reminder–to ask for his guidance in times of unnoticed haughtiness and tampered moments of self-glory. The Father will gently remind us when we are willing to follow his direction through and through.