Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Tips For Triumphant Living--Get Over Yourself

While reading My Utmost For His Highest these words written by Oswald Chambers hit me right between the eyes. He wrote, “Get to the end of yourself where you can do nothing, but where He does everything.”

Have you ever felt that solving a problem was all up to you? Or that something just wouldn’t happen without your input or your help? My guess is that we all have at one time or another. The problem is that when we do that we’re placing ourselves above God. We may have decided not to wait for Him or for His direction, or we've done everything we can to circumnavigate His plan. We know a better way, or a faster way.

It sounds absurd, but we do it . . . all the time. We need to get over ourselves.

God uses people, but He doesn’t need to. Being used by Him is a privilege. We need to learn to get out of His way and make sure He’s the captain of the ship. If not, we’ll eventually shipwreck.

So, happy sailing.

Grace and peace to you from God.



  1. What a great post! I get so much from your blog and appreciate your writing style. Can't wait till your next book comes out. Peace to you as you put this quote into practice! I'll be praying for the same.

  2. Thank you, Laura. I appreciate your support and your prayers. Sometimes it's easier to talk about getting over yourself than actually doing it.

    Hope you enjoy Longings of the Heart.

    Blessings to you,