Who do I think I am? : TMAC Blog

Who do I think I am?

by TMAC on 07/11/12

In the big scheme of things I really have nothing to complain about.  Oh sure, I would like more money and more time to enjoy it.  I would like to have the ability to say the perfect thing at the right time to someone that needs to hear the perfect thing at the right time.  I would like to always be the hero and never be the fool.  I would like to be the perfect husband, dad, friend, and follower of Jesus.  But you know, after a modest amount of living on this earth and lots of grinding thought and self-examination, I have come to the conclusion that I am who God designed me to be.  I am as human as they come with all the flaws, bumps and bruises, physical and mental that comes with the territory.  I know, I know, this is not any hugh revelation or earth shattering discovery.  Most people have figured this out about themselves long before I did.  I've always been a late bloomer.  As smart as I think I am it really takes me a long time to figure things out.  Which indicates that I am probably not as smart as I think I am or now thought I was.  I never thought humble pie could taste so sweet.  Must be all that grace sprinkled on it!  I believe it's hard to accept who we really are.  Or at least it's hard for me to accept who I am.  For much of my life I have accepted the popular, cultural model of what and who I am suppose to be.  What a crock!  I am in the process of shedding all of that old junk and start being closer to the person that I believe God wants me to be.  I am indeed a "Work In Progress!"  (Excuse the shameless plug there!)  Seriously, there is way too much darkness in this world.  If I can shed just a tiny penlight of light into someone else's life then at least part of my earthly mission would have been a success.  I know you've heard this before but "It's all about LOVE people!"  I mean the kind of brotherly and sisterly love that Jesus talks about.  Selfless love.  Kind, compassionate love that's so full of mercy it would bring tears to Pharoah!  I know it's not easy.  Especially with the way the world is today.  But we've got to give it our best.  We've got to allow Christ to truly work through us.  I'm speaking mainly to myself here folks but if this speaks to anyone out there I hope you understand...just my thoughts...peace, y'all with a big heaping help of LOVE...terry

Comments (2)

1. a fellow and friendly Camster said on 7/13/12 - 02:02PM
im glad youve put this up. Ive sort of gone through the same thing myself, but in a different way. Thankfully Ive realized that God's opinion to my personality and actions matters the most. And amazingly He forgives us for the terrible things we humans do during our physical time on this earth. All i have to do is try my best. And He will be happy with that.
2. Phil Crane said on 1/24/13 - 09:31PM
Terry. It has been 22 years since we worked together at Teledyne Brown/NRC, and I am glad to see that your life is set on the Savior Jesus Christ! You are an inspiration to me an many others. Keep following Him, and perservere to the end my brother! God Bless and hope to see you soon.


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