Ok...yes, I will admit to that too.
I am one of the ones clogging up the phone lines as I actually vote for contestants
...many, many times.
Now that that is out there, I hope we can still be friends. :)
This morning, God laid on my heart to read from Exodus. As my eyes moved thru the well known List O'Commands, He stopped my eyes on a particular instruction in the I Know Them So Well That My Eyes Glaze Over Top Ten.
"You must not make for yourself an idol that looks like anything in the sky above or on the earth below or in the water below the land. You must not worship or serve any idol, because I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God."
I know this commandment.
Most anyone who knows about God knows this commandment.
But God glued my eyes to this small set of sentences as He brought a picture of a heavily used "idol" in my own home:
Yup. I am my own American Idol.
Now before y'all click the "x" and run in terror of the girl who thinks waaa-aaay too much of herself, let me explain.
I am a people pleaser by nature. It drives me nuts to think that someone out there may think badly of me for any reason. I'm constantly trying to think "what'll they think of me if I do that" and I will often change my course of action as now dictated by my over-inflated desire to do it "right".
...please, please tell me that I am not alone in this But Everyone's Looking At Me mentality....
So I chastised a child in an elevated tone of voice.
The house is a bit un-tidy simply because, dude, I have FIVE kids.
And yes!!, this is what I look like with no makeup on cuz durnitall, I am tired.
I need to remember that God is my boss...and if He isn't urging me to change something, let it be!!!
"Let It Be" and "One Day At A Time, Sweet Jesus" are Battle Of The Band-ing it in my mind too...
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Looking up as always...