Monday, September 04, 2006

What is 'True'?

I was praying the other day while I was feeling overwhelmed by everything that was going on in my life. Between school, work, friends, family, ministry, etc., I was beginning to feel like it was all a bit too much.

So I prayed and went through this whole griping and moaning routine about my life, trying to get God to feel sorry for me and maybe do some type of miracle so that I could maybe feel better about myself (admit it - you do it, too!). And somewhere in the midst of my self-pity, I learned a pretty interesting thing:

What is true? That's the questioned that was presented to me. What is true, I wondered. Well, it's true that I am tired and run-down and can't remember my mission or focus half the time. Okay, I was asked then, what is 'True'? And I'm thinking, what's the difference?

The difference, I discovered, was the difference between what was technically going on in my life (true) versus the spiritual lessons I was learning ('True'). Yes, it was true that I was often tired and run-down from trying to manage multiple obligations, but it was also 'True' that I was learning patience, endurance and long-suffering. And, yes, it was true that things had not worked out exactly the way I had planned, but it was also 'True' that I had learned to have greater faith and greater trust and had more confidence that God's will for my life was much better than any of my own plans.

So, the next time you're having a tough day, just remember to compare your 'true' with your 'True'. God is still working in your life and you can find the lesson in almost every experience.

Be Blessed!

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6 comments:

Gina R Johnson said...

ahhh, paradox...don't you just love it? Terrific post, sis.

Sonya C. Triggs said...

Yes - I love paradoxes! More for my mind to chew on. Thanks for the encouragement!

Higher said...

Well said....
be mindful that God doesn't waste anything...He has that trademark way of making everything we experience work out for our good...even the not so good ingredients we tend to supply Him with. =)

Remember our trues, can be changed and sometimes the frustrations we feel are simply to let us know that we may be relying too much on our own strength skill and ability to make ...

As always I enjoyed reading;)

ms mimi the mocha soulchild said...

Reminds me of when Pilate asked Jesus "What is truth?" when he was brought before him to be crucified. The text is silent and then we see Pilate say to the crowd, I find this man has done nothing wrong.

There is an absolute truth, despite what we've been told, and it is best seen looking into the face of Jesus.

Sonya C. Triggs said...

Higher:

I like that - "even the not so good ingredients we tend to supply Him with. =)". My God, that could be a whole sermon in itself!

Ms. Mimi:

You are right - there is no higher truth to be found than contemplating our savior, Jesus Christ. Thanks for reminding me....

Ashe.Selah said...

Very nice Sonya...there's definitely a diff btween the facts and the Truth...really njoying your work =)!