Part of being “i am not”

Coming to grips with how great God is and how small i am as a human has caused me much deep thinking. One of the things that is hitting me lately is how critical I can be toward other "specks of dust" like me but who have struggles in areas I do not. I believe the Lord has given me a very good intuitive side and rather than always using it for His purposes I can use it to be hard on fellow strugglers.
Over the years I’ve noticed a couple categories of people I have been extremely judgmental towards. I’ve chosen not to mention who those groups are here because it would serve no purpose. This morning in a reading by Oswald Chambers in "My Utmost for His Highest," my heart was cut. He said, seeing someone struggle is not to be used as a reason to criticize but basically a call for prayer and interceeding on their behalf.
Knowing I can have a relationship with the great I AM, and coming to terms that "i am not," has helped me to see that all of us "i am nots" are to encourage each other, pray for each other and support each other in our quest to know and be like I AM. The gap between the great I AM and me is so very much greater than the gap between any other person and me there is never a place for feelings of superiority, only a call for humility and prayer.

About Scott Ranck

Enjoying life with my wife Gayle and our Yorkie, Zoe boy. I've come to believe life begins when through brokenness I can embrace it fully and openly. I've learned the human drama is an adventure and all of us are made of the same stuff. The Lord is the only being who knows me fully and he has an individual educational plan of life long learning for me and I'm enrolled. This blog is all about what I'm learning.
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