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Pride and Aging

Wow. Age is raising it’s leering face bringing a cringing reaction in my thoughts. This physical body is finding itself no longer capable of certain activities, and I don’t like it! Went horse back riding and was unable to raise my leg over the saddle on a tall horse; got a little help from my son-in-law and it was a great ride, but the limitation was a grinding on my pride. Another thing, I looked in the mirror the other day and found a new wrinkle; made me see me as a whole and realized I was no longer ‘young’. Not a happy revelation.

Then God got a hold of me. He reminded me of the lovely Black Canyon of the Gunnison and the lesson He taught me there: that its beauty came from years of the water carving it and working on the walls. My beauty has come from years of His working on my heart; it’s not my skin or physical body that shows the significant allure and grace of who I am. He sees me and approves, and Jesus smiles and allows His love to flow through me. So then, it is actually pride that is objecting to the physical aging. Will I ever learn?

Philippians 2:13 (MSG)
. . .continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, 13 for it is God who works in you to will and to act
in order to fulfill his good purpose.

So do you too face these issues? Do you find yourself concerned over little things? or making little things into bigger ones? or being too disturbed over the physical?

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