Meditation for Perfectionists – Tuesday January 15, 2019
Matthew 20:29-34: “Jesus stopped…’What do you want me to do for you?’ he asked…They answered, ‘We want our sight'” (vv.32-33).
The two blind men first caught Jesus’ attention by putting themselves in a position to be heard. And when Jesus posed the direct question: “What do you want?” the men replied honestly.
Some of us have been conditioned to avoid the words I want. We believe that it is selfish or unspiritual to make a direct request. Sometimes we fail to receive what we need, because we refuse to ask. Many times our communication reflects the false idea that says, “I shouldn’t have to ask. If I have to ask it ruins everything.”
Relating our needs and desires is not unspiritual. God invites us to be up front with each other and with him.
Lord, I admit that I have sometimes withheld vital information about myself
in the false belief that I am being more considerate and spiritual.
Please teach me the skills of honest communication.
I really want to learn.
Copyright Joan C. Webb
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