Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Lord Make Me...

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace — where there is hatred, let me sow love — where there is injury, let me sow pardon — where there is doubt, let me sow faith — where there is despair, let me sow hope — where there is darkness, let me sow light and where there is sadness, let me sow joy. O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console — to be understood as to understand — to be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive. It is in dying that we are born to eternal life. —Francis of Assisi

I so desperately want to be everything that God has created me to be. I once heard someone say that it is integral to understand how one is supposed to serve their generation; to make an impact in their lifetime. It is my prayer and hope that I fulfill the destiny and plan which God has created for my life. How devastating it would be to reach Glory and find there were many things that I was supposed to be a partaker of, but missed them. I want everything that God has for me and I want to do everything that God has designed for me to do. I know that my life is not just about me. Someone else's destiny is wrapped up in me discovering and living out mine, what a humbling reality! May I be slow to speak and quick to listen, slow to anger, and quick to forgive. If I am to be truly conformed into the image of Christ, then I have a lot of "dying" to do.

Lord use me as only you can, purge me, cleanse me, wash me anew, that I might be of service to you.