Day Twenty-seven: January 27 – Today’s Tasting: Job 30-31 – Job concludes his arduous protest of innocence with lots of me’s and I’s. In his first arguments for his case, Job spoke much about the Lord. The longer he ranted, the more his case turned inward with me’s and I’s in the front and center of all his thoughts and speaking.
It seems that Job lost his sense to recognize His God and spiraled into a trap of denouncing his faults, destroying God’s power, and depressing his spirit. This set up the Me-I trap.
Today’s Nourishment: Sometimes we find ourselves stuck in grief and that leads to more self-centeredness, which leads to destruction and depression. I know, because I have been in the midst of grief for almost two years. I have experience sickness and death from all sides. It makes my head spin, if I start rehearsing all the sickness and death that surrounded me and continues to surround me. Because of that, I will not allow my thoughts to rehearse the tragedies we have faced and still face.
Climb out of the Me-I trap:
- Recognize your faults – repent
- Recognize God’s power within you – admit
- Recognize the joy of your salvation – offer thanks
Practice these three things everyday, repeatedly, and you will climb out of the Me-I trap.
Let me hear when you break out of the Me-I trap.
Tomorrow’s Reading: Job 32-34