You know how we can talk about Jesus meeting our needs? Why is it then that you and I spend so much stinkin' time and energy covering up the stuff that He's supposed to take care of? Heck, I'll do it to you if we're talking. You may want to know what's really going on with me, but I make sure I avoid the real problems or hurts or insecurities. You do it to me or to others ... but you and I also do it to our own selves! That's whacked!
I'm telling you though ... pick up that shovel and use it, it will uncover some real stuff so that you won't have to make up some supposed problems in your life. I mean, we might even discover that we don't have to dig up the dirt on somebody else 'cause our shovel is being used to really get to the bottom of why we think we have to do the crazy stuff we do. Fear will keep you from it, though.
The reason being that you are afraid you may discover just how inferior ... or worthless ... you are. But if you do, THEN you will really appreciate that YOU DON'T HAVE TO DEFEND YOURSELF ANYMORE BECAUSE SOMEBODY ALREADY DID IT. And you may find that what He has to say about who you REALLY are sounds just too good to be true!!! Keep digging.
the shovel (aka Jim)