Thursday, February 24, 2011

For humility

Dear God,

There are times when I have fabricated plans and schemes in my head after hours of contemplation and thought. These all seem to be very well developed and entirely examined for flaws and inconsistencies.  I have spent much time on them because they ultimately serve to edify your Kingdom on earth.

Yet, I am guilty of acting out of my own will and not necessarily yours.  I over think and step beyond my boundaries and reach, fully knowledgeable that in so doing I am not completely serving you but I am perhaps serving me more than anyone else.  I am truly sorry.  I get caught in the doing and lose sight of the purpose of my grind and sweat: your praise and honor through every living act.

Give me the grace to wait on you and to listen to your will through the angels you place all around me - givers of good counsel and judgment that will help me in the ministry you have given me to manage.  Give me humility to let go of those things which I have made non-negotiable items of discussion.  Give me the strength to let others speak when I should be silent; to let others lead in your glorification when I should follow; to let your divine providence guide the way in every project in which I embark.  So that, when all is said and done, everyone will know that your intervention made everything perfect and harmonious, promoting love and charity above all other human emotions.

Allow me to be small so that you may be magnificent.


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