Awareness

People speak if self-awareness. I see this as a piece of the puzzle, but a small one really. We are one of billions on this planet, weak, prone to sin, prone to be proud and self-centered. Should our goal really be to be more self-aware?? Seems comical. Ok, I am here. The best I can say is that I am made by God on purpose with love and I am saved by Jesus’ sacrifice and resurrection and God’s amazing grace. That is it. I can do what He has gifted me to do. I can make a difference with my tiny sphere of influence. We all can. It is the best awareness of self we can have.

What we need more of is not even awareness of the world around us. Though that is a loftier goal, caring for many and the big picture, it is still incomplete, depressing even, dark, horrible. There are more problems than we can count, very real dangers, ugliness, millions of other self- aware people not caring about anyone else, greed, rage, pride, pride, pride. So world- awareness is overwhelming (which is why self-awareness is the aspiration).

God- awareness is really the best goal. I am aware of God working, moving, being here. I see God’s hope and love in the midst of it all. I am aware of Jesus who gave His life and rose again for the world to have hope. He owns the hope for us all and is generous! Here should our awareness and focus of intention be. Jesus is our hope and everything we are or ever hope to be is His gift to us. Wow. That is magnificent.❤❤❤

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