Tuesday, March 15, 2011

guilty pleasures…

{white chocolate mocha with whip cream}{sees bridge mix candy}{dirty martini with an extra olive}{reality tv}{snooze button}{tableside guacamole from “la cocina”}

Guilt, oh guilt, how do I love thee? There is a constant nagging in my head…this voice that can speak louder than God many moments in a day exposing how I have fallen short, self-indulged, judged quickly.

Psalms 38:4 touches my heart. It says “My guilt has overwhelmed me like a burden too heavy to bear”. I realize during this season that has highlighted my imperfections and additionally amped up my guilt meter, I could be a better mom, wife, nurse to peter, friend, runner…you name it, I could be better at it.

The more I contemplate my guilty-ness; I dig deeper to find a purpose to all of this mental madness. God would not have designed me to feel guilty without there being a BIGGER goal in His plan.

Perhaps my guilt {His BIGGER picture} reminds me…

- I am constantly lacking…I cannot do it on my own. My guilt reminds me of God and his provisions.

- I have fallen short today, but because of His mercy, I will have tomorrow to re-face the challenges and re-new the hope that I will get closer to the mark.

- God knows. He knows my limitations, faults, shortcomings and is word says He will provide what I so humbly lack.

God, thanks you for my guilty pleasures. It is a steady reminder of your goodness.

What is your guilty pleasure?

1 comment:

  1. This is something that my new friend, Sarah and I were talking about last night! We were both saying how we are guilt ridden people and after often motivated by our guilt.

    My guilty pleasure(s)... Afternoon naps, lazy days (especially when it's gloomy), going out for drinks with Mama Bird, and table side guacamole from any Mexican joint as long as it comes with chips and salsa!