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When I thank Jesus for the irritating

people He brings across my path -- thanking Him for them just as they are, I begin to enjoy them for the jerks they are, curious and expectant to see what He might do NEXT in me, them, circumstances, with oodles of potential for Him to get glory for Himself by the difference He makes in their lives -- and mine. This is not altruism on my part, but SELFISHNESS, because it's wonderful to be momentarily delivered from being JudgeDave, CriticDave, CompetitiveDave, to instead being EnjoyerDave. Wow. Big wow.


Impossible to thank Jesus for irritating people unless I actually believe in His totally-sovereign reign over everyone and everything -- that He's behind everyone and everything. When I struggle to believe? CONFESS. I don't try harder to believe -- I CONFESS my unbelief. Ahhh.


-- Dave McCarty, GospelFriendships, sometimes baby steppin in sovereignty-awareness, because of the Spirit's fresh work, for the benefit of Dave and the seculars around him


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