"Quit praying about yourself and be spent for others as the bondservant of Jesus.
That is the meaning of being made broken bread and poured out wine in reality."
~ Oswald Chambers,
My Utmost For His Highest
This was so convicting to me after the last week i've had, which, in short, has been one of extreme focus on my self. on my failures, on my fears, on my grief.
Not entirely my fault, as a lot of it was the result of extreme anxiety attacks, which were not helped by physical sickness and changes in my medications. :\
But nevertheless, as the enemy knows and loves, my panic, as it always does, drove my focus on me, me, me... and it was only when i shifted that focus onto others--while also ignoring the need to analyze how i was coming across--that relief was had.
And then this morning Chad and i read the above exhortation in today's devotion.
"Am i doing anything to enable Him to bring His redemption into actual manifestation in other lives?"
May i find the balance in taking care of my mind, and serving others as i am meant to. May i not be a slave to fear, but a slave to God's perfect love. May i be joyful in His hope, and therefore a source of His sweet joy...