Thursday, February 18, 2010

Humilety

I've got this thing where I hate being wrong. Makes me feel very icky inside.

As I was journaling tonight, I found myself typing this:

Please shape my ministry, Lord. And increase my faith. Sort my thoughts and desires, and make sense of them. Show me, too, that I don't have to be right all the time. That I don't have to understand everything.

You want me to be humble. With my faults.


See, I take my own faults way too seriously. I can get pretty neurotic at times.

As I continued typing, I made a reference to this blog by its name: ...delerium. And when I did, I saw a little red squiggly line under the word. Spell check.

No freakin' way, I thought.

Sure enough. I, the spelling nazi, have had a giant misspelled word at the top of my blog for seven years.

And I laughed... and corrected it.

8 comments:

Anne with an "e" said...

I have a fatal case of perfectionism that definitely is connected to pride...I hate making mistakes. But if that controls us, we never step out in faith to do things that might not turn out exactly the way we think they should be done.

Thank God His strength is made perfect in our weaknesses, and that He clothes us in HIS holiness! Even when we do the wrong thing, our own mistakes are not too great for God to turn things around. I love that.

Janine said...

Dear one-
I just would have you know that you have spelled Humility wrong. So, now you can relax in your imperfectness. And know that there isn't anyone who ever gets it all right. Except God.

Brian said...

Well said, Annie. I pray God will continue to grow me into a better balance of attention to detail and faith. God makes trainwrecks into treasure.

Heh. Good catch, Janine. The title of this post was totally intentional. It may take me some time to arrive at peace, but I know God wants me there. So that's where we're headed.

Anonymous said...

So is the title of this post intentionally spelled wrong too? Or do you really not know how to spell humility? If you KNOW you are a poor speller don't you think a little more spell-check is in order? Perhaps a dictionary might be worth investing in.

Caca J said...

not sure if that worked?

Caca J said...

OK my original comment if it didnt work was that how can you be sure he wants us to arrive at peace? I mean that would be nice, but I don't really see anyone watching out for me like that.

Brian said...

Jesus said this:
"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." -John 16:33

newblogreader said...

i hope you will be posting something for Easter...
i learn a lot from your writings