Sep 15, 2008

Mother Teresa's Prayer

Everywhere I go now, I find that the Holy Spirit is teaching me. All day, He gives me lessons on friendship, as I asked Him to bring me knew understanding. As I understand I will share my knowledge...hopefully we can all grow in wisdom with friendships. God has wisdom, we just need to seek Him and wait expectantly. I think over the years infertility has made me good at waiting. So I have learned to not only wait, but to wait expectantly in all things.

Before I share this poem I came across, have you asked yourself what the Lord is trying to teach you? I was talking to my girlfriend Beth today, asking her about a situation she had been struggling with over the summer. I reminded her that the Holy Spirit is always trying to show us new things, but especially when we are seeking Him on something. Let's not be in a rush to move on, but let's learn our lessons well.

Matthew 7:7 (New International Version)
Ask, Seek, Knock
"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you."

Mother Teresa's Prayer
People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered.
Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives.
Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies.
Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and sincere, people may deceive you.
Be honest and sincere anyway.

What you spend year creating, others could destroy overnight.
Create anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous.
Be happy anyway.

The good you do today, will often be forgotten.
Do good anyway.

Give the best you have, and it will never be enough.
Give your best anyway.

In the final analysis, it is between you and God.
It was never between you and them anyway.

Now, don't think I am growing bitter or harsh. In trying to get the proper perspective, let's begin by putting God first. We should always give our best and always, always, always~ we need to love others, as we would want to be loved.

Hard stuff, but let's try.


Renna said...

That was an excellent post, Kimmie, and a great poem!

I like what Joyce Meyer says,

"It takes real spiritual maturity to keep doing the right thing when the right thing is not yet happening to you".

Emily said...

I love that we are to WAIT expectantly. There's a sense of total and utter faith that He will provide. I need to remember that.

I like this new series you're on. It's very needed.

Anonymous said...

Good Stuff!! I am also realizing that the more I am asking the Holy Spirit to reveal things in me, whether for growth or change, He is so faithful. I too need to remember to wait expectantly knowing that God will do far more than we could think or imagine. I so often need to be reminded to keep my eyes on Jesus, never others or circumstances. Thank you for sharing,

Renata said...

Thanks for the reminder to wait expectantly - I'm not good with the waiting - but I'm learning. Loved the poem - I'm going to try & print it & put it on my fridge door.

Lil_Birdie said...

There is much wisdom in this message . Thanks for the great post . I always enjoy reading your blog . Oh and grats on number 8 :)

Amrita said...

I don 't know why but this prayer has been on my heart since the past few days.Thank you for putting it here.

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