Tired

Lord, I’m tired…
…of hindrances to Your kingdom coming.
…of our grieving of Your Holy Spirit.
…of selective obedience. Those who pick and choose what parts of the Bible they will obey.
…of being the bad guy for seeking to help someone through decisions made in the world’s wisdom.
…of small mindedness in people serving the Biggest and only God there is.
…of rocky ground and weeds.
…of irresponsible words from supposedly mature Christians. Words that tear down what You are trying to build.
…of people that expect a level of commitment from others that they are not willing to expect of themselves.
…of people that hurt Your reputation.
…of people that allow personal preference to get in the way of Your work in the world.
…of sleepless nights.
…of stress related pain.
…of feeling guilty for the decisions that others make.
…of hearing yes but seeing no.
…of false accusations.
…of misleading insinuations.
…of manipulation.
…of dishonesty and deception.
…of excuses.
…of pride.
…of heart heaviness from caring about people that care little about me.
…of seeing the faithful discouraged.
…of people that withhold good when it is due. Especially to You.
…of fair weather friends.
…of deferred hope.
…of thinking of what could be if Your people would be Your people.
…of my own ignorance and lack of wisdom.
…of my inability to discern character.
…of my lack of faith in Your ability.
…of allowing foolishness and worldliness to make me tired.

However, You’re will, You’re reputation, You’re Word are worth my all. So, I will not give up or give in to my heart’s tiredness. Strengthen me, Father. Help me see You, instead of the waves of uncertainty, ignorance, and selfishness. Energize me to finish this race.
1 Corinthians 15:58 (English Standard Version) Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.

Posted on May 17, 2007, in Ministry. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Amen. We love you Lane and are so proud of the hard work you and Heather have done for the Kingdom.

    Aunt Bethie and Uncle Justin

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