2.24.2012

I think

I find myself thinking way too much. As I re-read notes from a class for an upcoming test, my thoughts wander, and I begin to think about what is going on around me rather than the piece of paper in front of me.

I think about why someone said a comment to me, or why that certain person acts the way they do. I end up making up this big fantasy in my head that simply should not exist. People are people, and I need to let them be people. My friends aren't always going to be completely honest with me, and I won't be completely honest to them. We fail each other all the time, but what redeems us is the cross. I can forgive the people that offend me because of Jesus' sufficient sacrifice, and they can forgive me for just the same reason.

I cannot dwell on the fact that people wrong me. I wrong people too. We are all people.

The one wrong thought that keeps coming into my head is the fact that I deserve to be given honesty with someone I am completely honest with. That's wrong. It all comes back to the fact that we were dishonest with Jesus from the beginning, but He knew us. He knows who we are, and how we've sinned.

I guess I need to marinate in all that's occurred this week. My thoughts seemed jumbled, and a blog post can do no better at helping me if I don't first dwell in the Word.

"But behavior in the human being is sometimes a defense, a way of concealing motives and thoughts, as language can be a way of hiding your thoughts and preventing communication."
-Abraham Maslow