God loves worn out dumb people.
He is a shield to these tired ones like you and me who go to Him humbly for refuge.
Admitting you are totally screwed without YHWH is one of the most liberating acts you can partake in. Total dependence on God allows you to not take yourself so seriously since you can do no good without Him. Anything good you do is because of Him whether you admit or know it or not.
There is no pressure on you to accomplish anything other than the pressure you put on yourself. Try to find a list of accomplishments we are to strive for in the Bible. Let me know when you find that rigid list of to-do’s. Look for Jesus’s commands to do a bunch of things as well as His stressful “requirements for results.”
They’re not there.
All you’re going to find is how to be. The kind of inner person to be. Then guess what. You’ll probably do some pretty great things because of who you are. But you surely don’t have to. You don’t have to do anything.
Listen to God.
Listen to people.
Can you take on the burden of the world, let alone one person’s?
Can you let Him take it?
You make yourselves look good in front of people, but God knows what is really in your hearts. What is important to people is hateful in God’s sight.
All the energy I have wasted trying to look good for people, wondering what they might think of me. Energy that could have been lovingly spent in prayer for others, thinking of them, and then meeting their needs.
The freedom of self-forgetfulness.
Saving face. Screw that. Crucify that rhino excrement.
The freedom I feel as I shed the heavy weight of this monotonous self-preservation is pure ecstasy. Please God from the sincerity of your heart. Love Him from the truthful core of your soul. Then you can love others well. Very well. For then you are filled to overflowing. God’s love overflowing into others’ lives.
The greatest gift you can give humanity is to be in union with YHWH thru Jesus, LOGOS incarnate, so that everyone you come into contact with is touched by His supernatural love flowing thru you.