Saturday, June 19, 2010

Andrea, it's not about you.

A few weeks ago I was feeling rejected because something that I had done that I thought deserved praise, did not in fact receive praise.
Come on now, you have to have done that before.
I thought--through all this effort, and no one notices or says anything.
I thought--how rude.
I thought--no one cares about me.
And I thought about C.S. Lewis:

"We must not think Pride is something God forbids because He is offended at it, or that Humility is something He demands as due to His own dignity — as if God Himself was proud. He is not in the least worried about His dignity. The point is, He wants you to know Him: wants to give you Himself. And He and you are two things of such a kind that if you really get into any kind of touch with Him you will, in fact, be humble — delightedly humble, feeling the infinite relief of having for once got rid of all the silly nonsense about your own dignity which has made you restless and unhappy all your life."
~C.S. Lewis

3 comments:

Michelle said...

I learned a similar lesson on Tuesday. Thankfully I didn't have to wallow too long this time before I got the reminder to see things in a different light. We're always learning!

Aimee said...

um yes...i have regularly struggled with this over the years. And I love this quote!

And it's actually made me more sensitive to telling others when I notice their hard work and effort on something...b/c it is important to encourage one another and say I *see* you.

Natalie said...

Oh yes, I've done it. *sigh* Great quote, so direct and true! I am sorry you were overlooked by "man" but you know He saw and knew your heart. Hugs!