Ever feel like this:

Self,
my heart is proud (I’m absorbed in myself),
and my eyes are haughty (I look down on other people),
and I chase after things too great and too difficult for me.
So of course
I’m noisy and restless inside; it comes naturally.
like a hungry infant fussing on his mother’s lap
like a hungry infant, I’m restless with my demands and worries
I scatter my hopes onto anything and everybody all the time.

Rather we should train ourselves by the grace of Christ:

Be still, my soul, the Lord is on thy side;
bear patiently the cross of grief or pain
leave to thy God to order and provide
In every change he faithful will remain
Be still, my soul; thy best, they heavenly Friend
through thorny ways leads to a joyful end

Seeing with New Eyes by David Powlison

This is so true especially as regards ministry. We cannot change people but we can obey God. We cannot change our children but we can trust in Him.

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